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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: http://www.google.co.uk/mapmaker?q=&gw=30&ll=51.775086,-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

Hi,
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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Replacement eyepieces??

Hi everyone,

I have a very basic Jessops 800-80 telescope, but have misplaced the eyepiece (they're together in a box that I think went missing in a recent house move!)

Two questions: do I need to replace with Jessops eyepieces, or can I replace with some better ones? If I have to buy jessops ones, any idea where I might get my hands on them?

Thanks in advance!
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Which One is Moving?

This speed of light thingamey … and time slowing down the higher the speed and all that … what has always puzzled me about this business is how you decide something is actually moving in the first place, never mind moving near the speed of light. I mean, how do you judge speed? Speed is not a definite fixed measurement, it's a relative measurement, you can't decide that something is moving without relating it to ...
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Back garden observatory,

When I retire in eight years time it's my intention to set up an observatory in my back garden. I also intend to start an astronomy club which will include astrophotography...I provide the observatory, telescope (Meade LX 90 12 inch ACF) DSLR Canon EOS60Da and tea/coffee and people provide their enthusiasm and attendance. On the nights when it's just too cloudy for anything meaningful to be achieved outside then my sitting room will double as ...
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Back garden observatory,

When I retire in eight years time it's my intention to set up an observatory in my back garden. I also intend to start an astronomy club which will include astrophotography...I provide the observatory, telescope (Meade LX 90 12 inch ACF) DSLR Canon EOS60Da and tea/coffee and people provide their enthusiasm and attendance. On the nights when it's just too cloudy for anything meaningful to be achieved outside then my sitting room will double as ...
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Real time, Time lapse or slowed? Real time, Time lapse or slowed?

Can someone make clear how video presented on SaN, or elsewhere for that matter relates to real time and whether we should assume it is real time unless told otherwise?

I've never been clear, and it's not obvious whether time lapse or slowed frame rates have been used with astronomical video. For example, in a video of the Sun on a recent SaN disk the footage is, I assume, in real time. The implication is ...
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