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Offline Hickster  
#141 Posted : 23 July 2020 11:53:16(UTC)
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Just added this image to the gallery taken with an old Digital Canon EOS and a simple telescopic lens.  Needed a 30s exposure (hence the blur) and a bit of adjustment to the levels in PS to bring out the detail but not bad for a quickie!  Comet is now just barely visible to the naked eye.

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Offline Roger Parsons  
#142 Posted : 01 August 2020 09:40:39(UTC)
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August brings the Perseid meteor shower which can be impressive. Sadly it peaks on the afternoon of 12th August. It is recommended you look out meteors before midnight on 13th before the Moon rises to spoil the show. Jupiter and Saturn will be showing well, so that should make the effort worthwhile, cloud permitting.
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Offline fairweather  
#143 Posted : 01 August 2020 20:36:55(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons Go to Quoted Post

August brings the Perseid meteor shower which can be impressive. Sadly it peaks on the afternoon of 12th August. It is recommended you look out meteors before midnight on 13th before the Moon rises to spoil the show. Jupiter and Saturn will be showing well, so that should make the effort worthwhile, cloud permitting.
Stargazing with binoculars: a beginner's guide - skyatnightmagazine
https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/stargazing-with-binoculars-a-guide/



Roger

Should be ok  for a while Roger. Astronomic dark starts at 10.00pm and moon rises at 11.36pm on  12 th and 1.58 am on the 13th and is a waning crescent so should be ok from ten till midnight I think.

https://gostargazing.co.uk/location-darkness/2020-08-13/51.500000/-0.100000/London/

 

Edited by user 01 August 2020 20:39:30(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Online The Beast from the East  
#144 Posted : 01 August 2020 21:21:48(UTC)
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Moon looks amazing tonight. Jupiter and Saturn also magical. Always astounds me that we can see objects with the naked eye that would take months or years to travel to
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#145 Posted : 01 August 2020 22:05:04(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: The Beast from the East Go to Quoted Post
Moon looks amazing tonight. Jupiter and Saturn also magical. Always astounds me that we can see objects with the naked eye that would take months or years to travel to

Not clear down here tonight but I have easily been able to see Jupiter's moons with just my bins. Amazing. 

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#146 Posted : 01 August 2020 22:12:34(UTC)
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Just posted a couple more comet pics to the gallery. Why can I never get an image to appear in threads. If ever I post the external link to the image it just publishes the link, not the image?

Online ozone_aurora  
#147 Posted : 02 August 2020 09:42:30(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: The Beast from the East Go to Quoted Post
Moon looks amazing tonight. Jupiter and Saturn also magical. Always astounds me that we can see objects with the naked eye that would take months or years to travel to

The planets are certainly magical! They have dynamic weather system generated from internal heating within rather than from the Sun. They have mega lightning storms, with superbolts more frequent than on Earth! (the Moon's pretty cool too, but have no weather system other than sunshine).

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Online ozone_aurora  
#148 Posted : 02 August 2020 10:31:34(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: fairweather Go to Quoted Post

Just posted a couple more comet pics to the gallery. Why can I never get an image to appear in threads. If ever I post the external link to the image it just publishes the link, not the image?


I think you just copy the image itself on some site you loaded onto rather than the external link.

Look forward to seeing your pics.

Offline Brian Gaze  
#149 Posted : 02 August 2020 14:55:21(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: fairweather Go to Quoted Post

Just posted a couple more comet pics to the gallery. Why can I never get an image to appear in threads. If ever I post the external link to the image it just publishes the link, not the image?

1) Go to the page where the full size image is. In your case:

https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/twoother/sky-eye-gallery.aspx?id=20200801204815_20200801&user=fairweather&ut=Basildon&uc=Essex&ucr=&ud=Neowise.%20Slight%20clouds%20but%20I%20think%20added%20to%20it%20a%20bit%20giving%20a%20bit%20of%20scale.&lat=52.4&lon=-1.2

2) Grab the image url. Usually by right clicking on it and selecting copy image address. So in this example:

https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/userpics/20200801/20200801204815.jpg

Then when making your post select the "Insert/edit image" button and paste in the url.

Because you are hosting the image on my servers it will display full size if you use on the forum. (However, the image view counter will not be incremented for displays on the forum)

 

 

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Offline fairweather  
#150 Posted : 02 August 2020 19:35:42(UTC)
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Thank you Brian et al.

Offline KevBrads1  
#151 Posted : 07 August 2020 06:17:19(UTC)
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Makes a  change this summer to have a clear spell. Full moon rise over the Pennines, the other night 

 

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Online The Beast from the East  
#152 Posted : 07 August 2020 07:31:14(UTC)
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Jupiter and Saturn now visible very early in the night and look even closer. I wish I still had my old telescope from when I was a kid!

 

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Offline four  
#153 Posted : 07 August 2020 08:10:59(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: The Beast from the East Go to Quoted Post

Jupiter and Saturn now visible very early in the night and look even closer. I wish I still had my old telescope from when I was a kid!

 


A half decent telescope or camera should show some moons too.

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#154 Posted : 07 August 2020 09:28:05(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: four Go to Quoted Post


A half decent telescope or camera should show some moons too.

No one forgets the first time they spot the Galilean moons of Jupiter, or their astounding distance from the planet.

It helps to know what you are looking for:

https://skyandtelescope.org/observing/jupiters-moons-javascript-utility/

 

Roger

 

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