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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2010, 11:13:17 PM »
Tony, that's Jupiter. If you get a look at it through good binoculars you should be able to see four of its moons

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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2010, 11:22:25 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.

I found the opposite but maybe due to trees on the East. Right now, at SSE (23:20), it's brilliant.
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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2010, 11:22:33 PM »
What's the brightest thing in the sky, non-moon?
the sun??
aprt from that its venus or jupiter depending on time of year month ect...
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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2010, 11:25:20 PM »
What's the brightest thing in the sky, non-moon?
the sun??
aprt from that its venus or jupiter depending on time of year month ect...

I'm answering his question. Right now, Jupiter should be the brightest thing in the sky.
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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2010, 11:33:07 PM »
Is that what I saw earlier this evening? Thought it was a helicopter or something..Could it be that bright?

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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2010, 11:38:16 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.

I found the opposite but maybe due to trees on the East. Right now, at SSE (23:20), it's brilliant.
Best seen now when you know what to look for. For the likes of MR you cant really miss is when it and the moon are the only things in the sky!

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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2010, 11:40:52 PM »
Tony, that's Jupiter. If you get a look at it through good binoculars you should be able to see four of its moons
Well aware of that. But thanks anyway.

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« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2010, 11:47:01 PM »
Tony, that's Jupiter. If you get a look at it through good binoculars you should be able to see four of its moons
Well aware of that. But thanks anyway.

Outside the solar system it is Sirius which is usually just lower in the sky and left of Orion.

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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2010, 02:33:37 PM »
I missed taking a look at Jupiter when it was at its brightest a few weeks ago. But if its clear this weekend ill take a look.
 
What kind of telescopes have you guys?

I got a Celestron XLT 150 last year, its pretty good but I need to get a lens kit for it.

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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2010, 04:50:27 PM »
Tony, that's Jupiter. If you get a look at it through good binoculars you should be able to see four of its moons
Well aware of that. But thanks anyway.

Sorry Tony, misread thread

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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2010, 04:57:04 PM »
Tony, that's Jupiter. If you get a look at it through good binoculars you should be able to see four of its moons
Well aware of that. But thanks anyway.

Sorry Tony, misread thread
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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2010, 08:50:34 PM »
Jupiter baring all tonight. Any confirmation on that flicker in the West?
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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2010, 09:04:18 PM »
Jupiter baring all tonight. Any confirmation on that flicker in the West?

Still SE?
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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2010, 10:24:11 PM »
Yep, heading S.
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Re: Astronomy Thread
« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2010, 11:49:15 PM »
Fierce light off the moon tonight.