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2 red stars

First of all I'd like to say hi to everyone. Secondly I'd like to pick your brains. I live in cornwall and was fishing off caerhaze beach st.austsll and around midnight ish time on the 14.7.2013 with my father in law and myself when we noticed 2 red stars in the sky. The 1st was to the south and quite high and very red in colour and the 2nd was to the west but not ...
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How Far From The Sun To Safely Observe With The Naked Eye?

Hi! Just wondered how far away from the sun(at it's present luminousity) you would need to be to safely observe it with the naked eye and no filter. Not worried about other factors, such as being able to breathe etc! :D Just wondered approximatley how far it would be. If you could indicate approximately where it would be in the solar system(or beyond) as a reference, ...
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Hello Everyone
Can anyone explain The Sling Shot manoeuvre involving satelites going round a planet then getting flung out in space.Can't get my head round it , someone said it's like having a tennis ball on a piece of string swinging round and round your head then letting go when it gets fast and it blasts off into space.
How can this be done with a satelite (this may seem daft to you but there's ...
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newbie astro imaging help

Hey ho, I started on the first step of having a bash at this asto-photograpy malarky and I am in need of some advice, Firstly I have a Nexstar 127 SLT, I recently bought a Sony A37k I know I need a t/t2 lens mount adaptor, is there anything else I need?

Thanks in advance for help :D
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Hello Everyone
Just been reading about comet ison and the article i read says it could be as bright as moon when it gets nearer the sun.But the problem i have with this is i read a similar article on the pan starrs comet and i didn't think it was that impressive . If i remember right the best comet i have seen over the years was Hale Bob in 1995 i think. So is ...
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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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