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Old 24-02-2019, 01:36 AM
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Earth and Moon from Himawari 8

I haven't posted here for ages... been too cloudy! So I've been playing with weather satellites with my own dish in the backyard.

So here I was, trying to get a good light angle on Typhoon Wutip. At 0630UT I noticed there was an anomaly on the bottom right hand side of the Earth shot, over on the unilluminated side. I zoomed up on it and blow me down it was the Moon half occulted behind the Earth ! Albeit cropped off.

The Himawari 8 camera crops around the Earth so as to not waste data bandwidth transmitting the blackness of space, but this time something got through. How cool is that! The Moon from Himawari 8! Or part of it lol.

Himawaricast via Jcsat2B, received with a 2.3 metre dish and Novra S300D receiver.
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Old 24-02-2019, 05:15 AM
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Another take on a lunar eclipse from a different vantage point. Very cool!
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Old 24-02-2019, 07:36 AM
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Another take on a lunar eclipse from a different vantage point. Very cool!
Thanks Marc. It's my remote observatory.
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Old 24-02-2019, 11:25 AM
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That’s awesome Kevin
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Old 24-02-2019, 11:54 AM
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Thatís awesome Kevin
+1 for awesome!
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Old 24-02-2019, 03:34 PM
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Nice detective work
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Old 24-02-2019, 03:45 PM
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+1 for awesome!
Thanks Dunk and Bob!

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Nice detective work
It was purely by accident Dave when looking for a good eye from Wutip.

Maybe Jupiter, Mars or Venus might be possible too on the rare occasion.
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Old 24-02-2019, 06:16 PM
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It did it again today! I'll drop a link to ezyzoom for the full 121MP resolution. It's on the bottom left this time.

https://www.easyzoom.com/imageaccess...11455827d5a83b
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Old 24-02-2019, 06:38 PM
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Incredible !
Well done Kevin.

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Old 24-02-2019, 09:52 PM
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Thanks Andrew!

I want my own space telescope now.
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Old 25-02-2019, 06:28 AM
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Thanks Andrew!

I want my own space telescope now.
When I showed my kids these pics, they asked me if I've already ordered my own dish to try this out.

LOL

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Old 25-02-2019, 07:08 PM
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Even the remainders of the cyclone Oma are visible east of the NSW coast where I stay now (Mullumbimby).
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Old 25-02-2019, 09:23 PM
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When I showed my kids these pics, they asked me if I've already ordered my own dish to try this out.

LOL

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I'm afraid it is one of those hobbies one can get sucked into.

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Even the remainders of the cyclone Oma are visible east of the NSW coast where I stay now (Mullumbimby).
Yes it is. And severe typhoon Wutip in the northern hemisphere.
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Old 14-03-2019, 06:46 PM
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Checking in after a long while....
Saw this amazing image, the full resolution is fantastic..

Excellent efforts with your own equipment, Kevin.
Thanks for sharing info and the links.

Kind regards , Alan Watson
note to self..
...start looking for used sat dishes on the hard rubbish days, Al....
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Old 14-03-2019, 06:52 PM
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Thanks Andrew!

I want my own space telescope now.

I have a name , STUBBLE , Stuck Together space telescope.
How much to get a used Meade into GeoStationary above your back yard.

Do you think ElonM would help, with free spxflight time...? 8)

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