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Mars with rings

Hey all, I have this handheld telescope (the one that pirates were depicted to have) and I decided to look at the orange light in the sky which turned out to be a planet!

The image was super blurry but I could see a beige circle with a ‘wide’ ring surrounding it tilted from North east to south west (top to bottom). I initially assumed that this was Saturn because of the ring but then ...
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Strange sight over Scotland

Hi folks, I'd be grateful for any suggestions about an occurence that I have pondered for decades.

Back in the mid 80s whilst camping at a place called King's Cross on the Isle of Arran, Scotland. Something caught my eye in the clear night sky: looking due west I saw what appeared to be a single star moving oddly, it darted very quickly from point-to-point in the pattern of a 'small' square, I called to ...
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September

I haven't written the summary yet and I'm not 100% sure where I will post it (website closing). Here's the finished report now I've done the processing and blogging:



http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.com/
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Greenwich Royal Observatory Podcast

Does anyone here listen to the Greenwich Royal Observatory podcast?

https://soundcloud.com/user-429302439/l ... tober-2018

It has some interesting stuff this month. Dhara (not Ó Briain) giving us an update on the habitability of Proxima Centauri b and Greg (not Smye-Rumsby) tells us about the brand new planet-hunter TESS which has already found its first planet! Then, most importantly, a thing about the Vulcan home world!
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Best power pack for EQ6 mount please

Can any one please give me advice on which is the best power pack and leads to for the EQ6 mount, as, the one listed bt Rother Valley Optics is by definition due to being a trade name, a lot more money, so any alternatives that will be suitable and reliable overall please...........

Many grateful thanks and best regards to all.............Tom.......aka....McKinnell :) ...
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End of an Era

After 14 years of operation, my website is coming to an end. It has gone through several iterations and been through several hosting providers. As my hosting provider will start charging, I have decided not to migrate it elsewhere.

In any case, my blog (which many of you read) receives a lot more views and I've started getting more views of my photo album. I will be making some of my free reading available, possibly ...
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i have a question about Astronomy

Hi all,
What I know about Astronomy is the same as my beloved Spurs know about holding on to two goal leads, but this month's article on the possibility of running water on Mars was as exciting as it gets.
If it were true then even as a novice a million and one thoughts spring to mind or was it the result of a slight shift of rock that allowed a lighter substance to appear? ...
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Early Draconid

Just been out to have a look at what I could have had a look at if my new telescope had come today. (It's coming tomorrow now!) And saw a meteor heading West to East below Vega from the head of Draco the dragon. If it was a Draconid meteor it was a bit early!
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September S@N Magazine Podcast

I listened to the September S@N Magazine Podcast today. One of the items was an interview with Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory. The man is so much more interesting than my preconceived ideas of what a Catholic Jesuit Brother might be like. Well worth a listen!
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