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Astronomy Thread
« on: October 06, 2010, 09:23:38 PM »
See how bright Jupiter is tonight? (SE)

Well, what's that flickering hoor almost due West? It's not a planet. Is it Arcturus from Bootes?
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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 10:44:14 PM »
Just had a look there, jesus she is bright alright. Its amazing when you actually take the time and look up on a clear nite. Was watchin the last meteor shower a while back and seen a slow moving star going across the sky , turns out it was the international space station. Mad

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 07:15:43 AM »


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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010, 09:37:38 AM »
O'Neill, what app you using?

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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010, 10:09:30 AM »
It's called Planets and it's free I think. Well, it was months ago. Fairly useful app with a few things to mess about with.
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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2010, 11:36:57 AM »
I cant believe its taken us this long to start an astronomy thread, so good on you ONeill.




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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2010, 11:59:16 AM »


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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2010, 12:55:10 PM »
Yes - good stuff.

Astronomy Ireland is worth a look:
http://www.astronomy.ie/freestuff.php
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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2010, 09:08:49 PM »
Jupiter in fine fettle tonight. Wish I'd a telescope.
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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2010, 10:10:57 PM »
Jupiter in fine fettle tonight. Wish I'd a telescope.
Downloaded thon app. The chap in the west definitely seems to be in Bootes.

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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2010, 10:22:27 PM »
Cloudy here in Dublin so missing out (again)  >:(

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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2010, 10:45:19 PM »
My Knowledge on planets and stars positions is poor, so help me out. If i'm looking towards Cave hill from j,town where will i best see it? Or is it obvious?
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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2010, 10:55:23 PM »
My Knowledge on planets and stars positions is poor, so help me out. If i'm looking towards Cave hill from j,town where will i best see it? Or is it obvious?

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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2010, 10:57:49 PM »
What's the brightest thing in the sky, non-moon?
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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2010, 11:01:54 PM »
My Knowledge on planets and stars positions is poor, so help me out. If i'm looking towards Cave hill from j,town where will i best see it? Or is it obvious?
Probably above east Belfast somewhere as it's about south south east. Best seen earlier in evening just as it's getting dark as it's the first light in the sky and really obvious.