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by daedalus1
Tue Jan 10, 2023 12:13 pm
Forum: Observing Reports 2022
Topic: Getting The Year Started!
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Getting The Year Started!

You are famous! That was a very cool thing to attempt, let alone be successful. I think that lunar occultations give a real sense of celestial movement. To see an object blink out and return on the other side is the ultimate proof that we are but small-time players in a much bigger game. Nice work, ...
by daedalus1
Mon Dec 26, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Observing Reports 2022
Topic: December Observer's Challenge - Iota Cas
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: December Observer's Challenge - Iota Cas

Very nice report, Mike. It is fun when they surprise you, no matter how many times you've seen them.
by daedalus1
Fri Dec 09, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Observing Reports 2022
Topic: Double Star Observations for 08 DEC 2022
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Double Star Observations for 08 DEC 2022

Double Star Observations for 08December, 2022, 22:10 UTC Pulvis Stellarum, Warwick, RI Evostar 150mm ED refractor, F=1200mm No Moon, sky clear, wind light and variable, temperature 43.5 F, RH 67%, 30.16 Hg Seeing: Pickering 4, poor (Mirfak, 600x, dew heat OFF) Transparency: NELM 4.3 (star count meth...
by daedalus1
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: Ode to a Double Star
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Ode to a Double Star

Out-freakin'-standing!!

You're the Best, Mike.

Very nice work, I must agree, especially when it gives pleasure to me!

Tony
by daedalus1
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Observing Reports 2022
Topic: Double Star Observations for 28 November
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Double Star Observations for 28 November

Double Star Observations for 28 NOV 2022 2205 UTC. Pulvis Stellarum, Warwick, RI Evostar 150 mm ED refractor, F1200 mm Waxing crescent Moon to the South, sky clear, wind SE 05 mph, temp 44.3 F, RH 69%, 29.81 Hg Seeing Pickering 7, good (Schedar, 600x, dew heat OFF) Transparency as NELM 4.7 (star cou...
by daedalus1
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Observing Reports 2022
Topic: Double Star Observations for 22 NOV 2022
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Double Star Observations for 22 NOV 2022

Double Star Observations for 22 NOV 2022, 22:00 UTC Pulvis Stellarum, Warwick, RI Evostar 150 mm ED refractor, F1200 mm No Moon, Scattered clouds, wind calm, temperature 40.9 F, RH 61%, 30.25 Hg Seeing Pickering 6, good. (Schedar, 600x, dew heat OFF) Transparency as NELM 5.2 (star count method) No d...
by daedalus1
Tue Nov 15, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Observing Reports 2022
Topic: Double Star Observations for 14 NOV 2022
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Double Star Observations for 14 NOV 2022

Double Star Observations for 14 NOV 2022, 2200 UTC Pulvis Stellarum, Warwick, RI Evostar 150mm ED refractor, F1200mm Sky clear, no Moon, wind calm, temperature 37.6 F, RH 52%, 30.34 Hg Seeing Pickering 6, good (Mirach, 600x, dew heat OFF) Transparency as NELM 5.4 (star count method) End Operations 0...
by daedalus1
Thu Nov 10, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Observing Reports 2022
Topic: Double Star Observations for 09 NOV 2022
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Double Star Observations for 09 NOV 2022

Double Star Observations for 09 NOV 2022, 22:30 UTC Pulvis Stellarum, Warwick, RI Evostar 150mm ED, F1200mm Sky clear, no Moon, wind light and variable, temperature 45 F, RH 74%, 30.58 Hg Waning Gibbous Moon rose above the trees by 22:55 UTC. Seeing Pickering 7, good (Mirach, 600x, dew heat OFF) Tra...
by daedalus1
Thu Nov 03, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: I bought a piece of the MOON!
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: I bought a piece of the MOON!

You guys are the best! An actual piece of regolith! I had no idea such things were actually available for purchase. Very cool, indeed!
by daedalus1
Thu Nov 03, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Observing Reports 2022
Topic: Double Star Observations for 02 NOV 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Double Star Observations for 02 NOV 2022

It is really tough to visualize the movements in 3 dimensions. That's probably why there are so few prescribed orbits published, and those that are published are assigned credibility values.