Tag Archives: Astronomy

Lovejoy Q2.

2°C, light wind and clear. Best chance to see this comet this week. Twice I rode to work in the week. On the return trip, I stopped in a gateway to look up. First a thin veil of high cloud … Continue reading

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Pulsar visualised

6°C, gales from SE. Some dry patches too. 3DS Max 8: I don’t often find the time to play with 3D software, but here is a still from a longer render that I ran overnight. As I write, I am attempting … Continue reading

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ISON- a glimpse from England.

2°C,still, clear. Barely visible– even in 8×40 binoculars. Scan just up and right of Spica in Virgo, immediately before sunrise; in my case- 05.50. It was only a fleeting glimpse, with eyes slightly averted. Just a smudge. |~~~~~~~o_o~~~~~~~| Posted from … Continue reading

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Jodrell bank

12ºC, heavy rain. Day out at Jodrell Bank as a birthday outing for the 10 year old. The dish was parked upright, probably because of the heavy rain that beat down all day. The youngsters loved it, though view were … Continue reading

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How many…

4°C, clearing. Light wind. How many comets have you seen today? I have only seen one. As if to repeat yesterday, I walked up to the Gazebo immediately at sunset to hunt with binoculars again. It took, maybe twenty minutes … Continue reading

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Comet hunt.

-2° ~ +4°C, strong NE. It was 12 years since Hale-Bopp and Halley’s was hidden by cloud. Rushed home to get out to a good viewpoint tonight. Comet Pann-starr is grazing the sun today and should show a decent tail … Continue reading

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M101 blows

Light cloud in complex layers. 19°C & less wind. CR:35 miles after school. The brightest Type-A supernova is at it’s peak tonight. It’s hidden under some thin high stratus cloud right now, which is a bit of a problem. The … Continue reading

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