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Britchick
29-01-2009, 06:08 PM
clear night and an expert with an ology coming to help me see the moon!!!! woooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooooooooo! !!

Skywatcher
29-01-2009, 08:40 PM
Ok hun lets have the list what did you see, honestly - so the nice people can decide if its something they want to do or not :D

mumof2
29-01-2009, 08:41 PM
wow - the moon looked awesome tonight....it was really low too.

I was out and I meant to get my camera out in the garden when I got home but i forgot. Your post just reminded me and now I'm nice and warm in my jammies.

keith
29-01-2009, 08:41 PM
oooo yes please! Will be very interested to hear what you see

Britchick
29-01-2009, 08:50 PM
i saw the moon, its quite a small crescent at the moment - the landscape and i presume what they call seas - correct me if i'm wrong Chris

i saw venus which was near the moon this evening, it's a crescent sort of shape at the moment

i saw a pinky coloured star that i can't remember the name of

i saw Orions belt and sword and also the orion nebula which has a cloud (of gas?) in it and there are 4 stars in the middle that are in the shape of a trapezium.

I also learnt that you can't see the colour in space because there's not enough light (i think) and that our galaxy is in the process of colliding with another but very slowly.

we came back and did some maths about distances and light years - it takes approx 5 light minutes for light to come back from the sun and it is 93 million miles away so a light year is 12 times as far. It truely is awe inspiring.

Claire
29-01-2009, 08:52 PM
we came back and did some maths about distances and light years - it takes approx 5 light minutes for light to come back from the sun and it is 93 million miles away so a light year is 12 times as far. It truely is awe inspiring.
:mental:

Skywatcher
29-01-2009, 08:59 PM
:D and another one joins the fold :evil:

mumof2
29-01-2009, 09:02 PM
our galaxy is in the process of colliding with another but very slowly.


:unsure:

Britchick
29-01-2009, 09:10 PM
:unsure:

don't worry hun it's at the edge :yes:

mumof2
29-01-2009, 09:20 PM
don't worry hun it's at the edge :yes:

oh..........right.

Tink
29-01-2009, 11:50 PM
Easy for you to say! :bugeye: I don't think this collision business sounds too sensible at all. I suggest you do something about it, Miss Brit and rather soon if you please?

Oh, and enough of the light years times whatever, ok? It hurts my head. ANOVAs and T tests, multiple regression tables...all fine, but keep that nasty astrophysicist stuff to yersel! :eek: :wink:

Dawn
30-01-2009, 07:33 AM
Are you all telling me I missed a clear sky last night? :unsure:

Skywatcher
30-01-2009, 08:32 AM
Friad so - should be clear tomorrow night with any luck you should see some moon stuff too at 6ish

Andromeda is getting closer but not for millions of years so, I wouldn't worry TBH

Britchick
30-01-2009, 06:24 PM
they can't really know for sure about all this stuff though can they? we could be gone in a flash! :carpediem:

Dawn
30-01-2009, 06:30 PM
Just been looking at a lovely crescent moon. Just a wisp of cloud across it at present.

I saw craters! :mental:

Daddy is showing it to Steven now. :D

Britchick
30-01-2009, 06:34 PM
cool!! it's a bit cloudy here.


I think i need to buy a telescope to keep an eye on the galaxy!

Dawn
30-01-2009, 06:50 PM
Too cloudy here now. It was a fleeting 5 minutes but worth braving the cold for.

Hex
30-01-2009, 07:05 PM
Darn, that Moon sure is one big lump of cheese; I wouldn't want to meet the mouse that could eat that for dinner! :biggrin:

Cool, got too see some good detail on the surface even with the clouds getting in the way. And Venus was close by as well, and it's current crescent appearance was distinctly visible!

Tommorow night should be interesting, although we have high winds forecast along with the clear sky... lots of layers of clothing required :)

mumof2
30-01-2009, 07:29 PM
flippin 'eck it's blooming cold out there!

the moon is beautiful at the moment - it's so low and i could watch it for hours...

i found a tripod in the loft so thought i'd try and get some pictures tonight - the tripod doesn't stand up very well at an angle, and i have no idea how to set the manual things up on the camera - the result was rubbish picures.....:sorry: here are a couple of the best ones, anyone care to photoshop them for me!?

Hex
30-01-2009, 07:39 PM
Cool pics :biggrin:

Have not tried to photo anything yet... the moon and venus were nice and clear for a while during a break in the cloud!

... actually you are not that far away from Dawn and I if i remember correctly... Chichester? We are in Lancing, near Worthing... it's a small world! :)

mumof2
30-01-2009, 07:42 PM
Cool pics :biggrin:

Have not tried to photo anything yet... the moon and venus were nice and clear for a while during a break in the cloud!

... actually you are not that far away from Dawn and I if i remember correctly... Chichester? We are in Lancing, near Worthing... it's a small world! :)


that's right, Worthing - ridiculouly close.....

Britchick
30-01-2009, 07:53 PM
i may get out there with my zoom lens tomorrow. I am too tired and hungry to do that now and cold will make me hungrier!

Skywatcher
31-01-2009, 07:53 AM
Those are great pics mo2!! you can clearly see that Venus isn't round on them!!!

The best thing about he moon is that each night you go and look out its different - its not at its best at the moment but by day 7-8 some really interesting features start appearing - should be a decent night - may be too windy for pics though

Britchick
31-01-2009, 10:47 AM
what exposure time am i looking for to catch the moon tonight?

Dawn
31-01-2009, 02:35 PM
I've been out and bought myself a nice warm ski jacket today.

Britchick
31-01-2009, 02:50 PM
cool you'll need layers too! what time you going out? and what you planning to see?

Skywatcher
31-01-2009, 04:30 PM
no set exposure times - just have a play :D

Skywatcher
31-01-2009, 04:31 PM
ooo oo remember to put the scope outside for an hour or so to cool off - makes a diffrence to the wobbliness of what you see

Britchick
31-01-2009, 04:32 PM
conservatory ok?

Dawn
31-01-2009, 04:35 PM
Going to try out camera on tripod tonight too. :D

Britchick
31-01-2009, 04:50 PM
cool!

Britchick
31-01-2009, 04:55 PM
what should i set my white balance to do you think?