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cincinnana 09-27-2015 06:34 PM

Keep looking up!!
 
From time to time there are events which pass most of us by without even knowing it......without looking up.

So as a passive astro observer I (we) members will update this thread as cool stuff happens above.

Tonight a super moon and eclipse all in one..
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Space and NASA News – Universe and Deep Space Information
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crazy banana 09-27-2015 09:33 PM

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Very beautiful view even without any astro happenings.

JP 09-29-2015 09:01 AM

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You got some nice view there!

cincinnana 10-03-2015 07:37 PM

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Locally, there are some good places to look at events in the skies.

Cincinnati Astronomical Society

Worm_Farmer 10-07-2015 08:57 AM

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Were you able to capture any good pictures of this event? It was very cloudy where I was here in FL. But I could see it a little bit.

cincinnana 10-07-2015 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Worm_Farmer (Post 265489)
Were you able to capture any good pictures of this event? It was very cloudy where I was here in FL. But I could see it a little bit.

No I did not take any photos because the camera was not suited for this.
However there are many super high quality photos on the internet to view.
I like these kind of events because you can go outside and sit in a chair and watch it unfold.

Colorful rocket launch scheduled Wednesday on East Coast - CNN.com

September 27 / September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse – Where and when to see

cincinnana 10-21-2015 08:51 PM

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So if your like me and have to commute to work in the dark in the morning...... look to the EASTt...You will see three planets in our solar system aligned in a row.
This does not matter where you are.......you will be able to pick them out

A rule of thumb is.......at dusk or dawn, the brightest NON TWINKLING objects in the sky are planets.

FACT: The first bright "stars" in the evening that one see's are usually a planet, as well as the last ones you see in the morning.
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October 2015 guide to the five visible planets | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

cincinnana 12-13-2015 08:04 AM

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A great December event happens tonight.
This is usually a good one
Grab a cup of hot chocolate and go outside.:nanadrink:


Geminid Meteor Shower, Best of the Year, Peaks Sunday: Watch It Live

siege2050 12-15-2015 07:09 AM

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I used to sit on the roof of our house when I was a kid with my telescope........man it was cold lol. Coolest thing I saw was the Andromeda galaxy, and by accident, I was just moving the telescope around. It's actually very large when viewed compared to the planets but so faint it's hard to detect with the eye.

Kegas76 12-15-2015 07:09 PM

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Go figure, the clouds started rolling in Sunday night.

I did see one at 2am Saturday morning. I had thought it was just a random one until you posted this.

cincinnana 12-21-2015 05:00 AM

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For the Northern Hemisphere ....sleep in.
For the Southern Hemisphere......the party is just getting started.
:woohoonaner:
Monday's winter solstice marks the longest night

Kegas76 12-23-2015 08:04 PM

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Look up! An asteroid will be zooming past Earth on Christmas Eve - ScienceAlert

I don't have a telescope so no asteroid for me but the full moon is interesting. Hasn't been one on Christmas while I've been alive.

cincinnana 12-23-2015 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Kegas76 (Post 267316)
Look up! An asteroid will be zooming past Earth on Christmas Eve - ScienceAlert

I don't have a telescope so no asteroid for me but the full moon is interesting. Hasn't been one on Christmas while I've been alive.

This is one of my favorite ways to look at stuff.....

Get a pair of binoculars and favorite chair/pillow and lay on your back on the driveway and get comfortable....and look up.
Most stuff which I will post will be is no scope needed.......keeping it simple!

It is amazing how much "stuff" you will see moving across the sky.


Almost me too.....Seeing a full moon on Christmas
Last time was in 1977......
next .... 2026 then 2045 then 2083......by then I'll dust in the wind.

Bookmark it and enjoy.......LOL:woohoonaner:

cincinnana 03-20-2016 11:20 AM

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Today is the equinox.
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Everything you need to know: Vernal equinox 2016 | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky



.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usYC_Z36rHw.

cincinnana 07-04-2016 06:38 PM

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Something is happening in the heavens tonight..

Juno Probe's Jupiter Arrival Tonight Fraught With Peril

And in the garden.....
I try to tie in a personal interest or two for flow of the garden



art
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Photo taken in the stumpery.

sputinc7 07-04-2016 07:43 PM

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Hooking up to this for alerts

cincinnana 07-28-2016 08:48 PM

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If your lucky you might see a few in the next few days..

Delta Aquarids meteor shower peaks this week - CNN.com

cincinnana 07-30-2016 05:36 PM

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More tonight.....It aint over......


Go out and lay on your driveway......with a pillow under your head...

JP 07-30-2016 09:19 PM

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I looked at it yesterday at around 1 AM and it was very nice.

Kegas76 07-30-2016 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by cincinnana (Post 296647)
More tonight.....It aint over......


Go out and lay on your driveway......with a pillow under your head...

Pssh, driveway... I'm floating in a pool. :2730:


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