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age of the universe

Hello everybody, some help required please. I'm very new to cosmology, not mathematically very astute and confused about the age/size of the universe. I believe that general consensus says approximately 13.7 billion years old (distance taken by light to travel from the furthest objects in the visible universe to reach earth. (but) during the that time (13.7 billion years) those furthest objects have been moving further away from earth (at an increasing velocity - speeding ...
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Hi everyone been a while.
Can anyone tell me when new horizons can start taking photo's of planet pluto and its moons . Don't know what viewing gadgets its got on board but i know as from 27 5 2103 it only has 777 days to go to get there. So if it's too far away at the moment how close will it have to be to start taking good quality photo's
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Telescope comparison

Hello, I am looking to buy my first telescope and would like some input on a few I have found as well as any other recommendations that you feel would be suitable for me. Ideally I would like the scope to be no more than £1000 and ideally around £400-£800.

Here are the scopes I am currently looking at:

Celestron Sky Prodigy 130 Computerised skyprodigy GOTO (approx £550-£600)

Celestron SkyProdigy 6 SCT Computerised £800

Celestron ...
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Binoculars v telescope

As a complete novice what is the better buy please - a 10 x 50 pair of binoculars or a telescope?
Also, can you recommend a good star guide book for a beginner.
Thanks for any help you can offer.
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what am I seeing

If you were to visit the Mount Turrialba volcano web cam, at aproximately 1;40 pm to about 2;00 pm everyday providing its a clear day. somewhere during that time, you will see a bright dot appear, and stays there until sunset. I dont think its the moon, and it kinda moves across the sky, I have seen it on many occasins and it seem to be moving north. I cannot for the life of me ...
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Where Is Comet Panstarrs?

Hi! I've been unable to spot comet Panstarrs, and have only managed one tiny image of it a few weeks ago. Magazine says it should be in Cassiopeia tonight. Is this accurate, as I've seen an image recently which suggests it's well below that towards the horizon. HELP!!!!!

Thanks in advance!
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Why did the Moon Shrink and Reappear in a Few Minutes?

Last week, on 12-APR-2013, probably about 2130, but certainly no later than 2230, I was in Laugharne, Wales (here:,-4.455718&spn=0.001022,0.002918&z=19&vpid=1366322570070&t=h&lyt=large_map&hyaw=7.333650998771748e-7)
and my wife saw on Twitter or Facebook a post saying now was the chance to see the new moon in the arms of the old. I hadn't known that phrase, but have since learned it is basically Earthsine on the moon, so I headed out to see. What I saw was beyond what I've ...
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Newbie looking to buy a telescope

for a long time i've been considering buying a telescope. I have read many articles about the pros and cons of what to buy and am now a bit confused, a lot actually. We have quite a large selection of quality binoculars up to 10x50 which we use out the garden and skies, and I use Nikon D200 cameras as well as compact and bridge, as we do a lot of wildlife photography.

Due ...
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Who is this in the Pillars Of Creation

Who do you think they are? Looks like some one in a hoody sat on a throne to me and there is someone sat to their right and slightly behind. Seems odd that there are what look like two persons sat in the Pillars Of Creation.
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Power Supply

Hi! I have a car jump start pack that has a 12 volt feed. Is it safe for me to connect my CG5 mount to it for power with the car(cigarette) lead supplied with the mount? I'm pretty sure it is, but don't want to risk it if not certain. Thanks in advance!
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