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July Report and Video

OK, it's mostly solar but I did get some widefield and constellations in, too.

Here's the report and photos:

http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.fr/2014_ ... chive.html


Here's the video, with a few Rod Stewart songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djbYEKB ... e=youtu.be
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Whatever happened to the Spaced Out project?

I'm looking at organising a trip with some friends to all of the places that the Spaced Out project was going to install objects in to represent a 1: 15 000 000 scale of the Solar System. Does anyone know if the project was completed? I found the website http://www.spacedout-uk.com which hasn't been updated in seven years and emails using the web form or directly to the address they ...
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Hyperbolic Orbits Hyperbolic Orbits

Does Jupiter give comets in elliptical orbits enough energy to put them into hyperbolic orbits where they will loop around the sun and then be thrown out the solar system... or have I misunderstood :L
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Why do some stars twinkle?

Hello everyone, my first post..

Ok, when I say twinkle, I mean, when looking at a couple of stars even without a telescope, they seem to changing colour or sparkling or something.When I was setting up my scope last night, I noticed a star in the south doing this.. Later on, I noticed Capella too was doing the same, when I focused on it, sure enough it looked to be revolving in colour, mainly yellow ...
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Dust cloud and Black Hole Sagitarius A (?)

What happened with regards to the dust cloud that was heading towards the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way?

....never heard anything more - anyone know what happened?
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Help! Jupiter deflecting meteoroids.

Hey, I am doing an EPQ project about how Jupiter can deflect meteoroids but I am struggling with the research. If anyone knows of any books or other resources on the topic can you please tell me. Thank :| you!
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Sir Patrick Moore 3D exhibition in Selsey Sir Patrick Moore 3D exhibition in Selsey

Sir Patrick Moore 3D exhibition

This exhibition recreates Sir Patricks study at his home "Farthings" with original items on show owned by Sir Patrick, will be open to the Public, every week in July on Thursdays and Fridays and every day in August 10:00 a.m till 4:00 p.m. Free admittance.

The 3D display is located within the Selsey Cricket Club Pavilion and will be a permanent visual reminder of Sir Patrick’s personality, to include original ...
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Jupiter's and Saturn's Moons always lose a day!

Why do you draw the moons charts for Jupiter and Saturn with a day missing? For example, in the August
issue there is only data for 30 days (since there are 31 'midnights'). The dates are adjacent to the lines,
which represent midnight - but is that midnight at the start or finish of that date? If it's the start of the !st, then the 31st is missing.
Why don't you do it the way ...
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Another "is this telescope for me" question

Hello all

I was shopping around on the on the internet earlier when I came across a used Skywatcher Explorer 200P Telescope + EQ5 Mount. It was addvertised as being a good scope for astrophotography and was just wondering if i could get a second opinion on please? Any input on this would be very much appreciated.

Thanks :)
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A biginers photography problems... help?

Hi guys.

I have an Astro master 130EQ MD with a:130 mm (5.12 in) appature, a 650 mm (25.59 in) focal length and a focal ratio of 5 (the mount is a CG-3 Equatorial) and whenever my girlfriend and I try taking photos of planets or galaxies using a DSLR (DX40) we just seem to get "white blobs" with no fetures what so ever. I was just wondering if we are doing anything wrong or ...
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