February Report

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February Report

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:07 pm

I saw and snapped a bit more than in January.

This is the summary:http://www.philippughastronomer.com/2018Retrospective.pdf

This is the full report: http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/february-2018.html

This is the joint January/February photo video, with "Because the Night" by 10 000 Maniacs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHNHnR2QTFs&list=PL--6h1svyG-FeycYHvs0ZwCSHl3LAi1xg&index=9
How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

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Re: February Report

Postby spartan45 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:08 pm

Thank you for posting your February report which I found interesting because you confirmed my suspicion that the Sun would be quiet over the period and I too enjoyed the half Moon of 23rd February 2018 which had Aldebaran, (the brightest star in Taurus the Bull and the 14th brightest of all the night stars), very close below and to the right of the Moon. Did you manage to capture any pictures of this Moon with Aldebaran included? I ask because it would demonstrate that a bright Moon doesn’t always blot out nearby stars. I am a fan of the 10 000 Maniacs unplugged album, my favourite track is ‘Like the weather’.
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Re: February Report

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:59 pm

Thanks, Spartan. I don't usually take widefield photos of the Moon when it is close to bright stars. More commonly, I take photos when it is close to planets.
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