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Post by AvgMSUJoe on 2019-01-06, 07:50

"despite all the hullabaloo over the various names, there's still only one moon. There's no separate super, blood, wolf or anything else moon."

Thanks Lsj
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2019-01-11, 12:45

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Post by steveschneider on 2019-01-11, 13:09

I love this thread. Does anyone have a telescope? I guess you can see pretty good details through one. I remember looking at Saturn at the MSU observatory and thought it was pretty sweet.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2019-01-11, 13:13

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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2019-01-11, 13:40

steveschneider wrote:I love this thread. Does anyone have a telescope? I guess you can see pretty good details through one. I remember looking at Saturn at the MSU observatory and thought it was pretty sweet.
I do. I have trouble finding things in it, though, but to be honest I have really only tried a couple of times, and have never taken it out to a dark area. Plus I'm kind of impatient when it comes to trying to find things with it. And when I do find something that I try to look at, it's difficult because it all keeps moving. But the moon is cool and easy enough (though again, I had to keep adjusting it). Very cool seeing the craters and everything.

Sometime I need to give it a better try. It would be cool to see Saturn's rings, Jupiter's moons, and the Andromeda galaxy. Then again, the Andromeda galaxy is going to collide with us in a 4 billion years anyway, so I was planning on just waiting until it was right on top of us and wouldn't even need a telescope. But then a few days ago scientists said that another galaxy might collide with us in about 2 billion years. So I will probably have to learn to use the telescope after all if I want to see the Andromeda as opposed to this other one.
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Post by steveschneider on 2019-01-11, 13:58

MiamiSpartan wrote:
steveschneider wrote:I love this thread. Does anyone have a telescope? I guess you can see pretty good details through one. I remember looking at Saturn at the MSU observatory and thought it was pretty sweet.
I do.  I have trouble finding things in it, though, but to be honest I have really only tried a couple of times, and have never taken it out to a dark area.  Plus I'm kind of impatient when it comes to trying to find things with it.  And when I do find something that I try to look at, it's difficult because it all keeps moving.  But the moon is cool and easy enough (though again, I had to keep adjusting it).  Very cool seeing the craters and everything.

Sometime I need to give it a better try.  It would be cool to see Saturn's rings, Jupiter's moons, and the Andromeda galaxy.  Then again, the Andromeda galaxy is going to collide with us in a 4 billion years anyway, so I was planning on just waiting until it was right on top of us and wouldn't even need a telescope.  But then a few days ago scientists said that another galaxy might collide with us in about 2 billion years.  So I will probably have to learn to use the telescope after all if I want to see the Andromeda as opposed to this other one.

I've seen Jupiters moons through one. It's pretty awesome. I've also seen Saturn's rings which is amazing. I live in a pretty dark area now and can see shit pretty clearly.

Also, humble brag I actually saw a fireball in the sky one time in Brooklyn and a friend sent me a NASA link that I could report it to. Someone else in Maryland or New Hampshire (I forget) saw the same thing and it got confirmed. Also, when I saw it I turned to the couple next to me and pointed up and was like holy shit do you see that? They didn't catch it and thought I was crazy.
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Post by Guest on 2019-01-11, 14:05

steveschneider wrote:Also, humble brag I actually saw a fireball in the sky one time in Brooklyn and a friend sent me a NASA link that I could report it to. Someone else in Maryland or New Hampshire (I forget) saw the same thing and it got confirmed. Also, when I saw it I turned to the couple next to me and pointed up and was like holy shit do you see that? They didn't catch it and thought I was crazy.

I saw a fireball at a Ted Nugent concert in Kalamazoo in '78. It happened just as he started Motor City Madhouse.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2019-01-11, 14:09

MiamiSpartan wrote:
steveschneider wrote:I love this thread. Does anyone have a telescope? I guess you can see pretty good details through one. I remember looking at Saturn at the MSU observatory and thought it was pretty sweet.
I do.  I have trouble finding things in it, though, but to be honest I have really only tried a couple of times, and have never taken it out to a dark area.  Plus I'm kind of impatient when it comes to trying to find things with it.  And when I do find something that I try to look at, it's difficult because it all keeps moving.  But the moon is cool and easy enough (though again, I had to keep adjusting it).  Very cool seeing the craters and everything.

Sometime I need to give it a better try.  It would be cool to see Saturn's rings, Jupiter's moons, and the Andromeda galaxy.  Then again, the Andromeda galaxy is going to collide with us in a 4 billion years anyway, so I was planning on just waiting until it was right on top of us and wouldn't even need a telescope.  But then a few days ago scientists said that another galaxy might collide with us in about 2 billion years.  So I will probably have to learn to use the telescope after all if I want to see the Andromeda as opposed to this other one.

I have a pretty cheap one that I drag out to check out the moon every once in a while. Mars, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are orangish blobs. The lunar eclipse should be cool to check out though here in a couple of weeks.
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Post by The Pantry on 2019-01-13, 18:03

A reminder for next Sunday.  Sure hope it's clear here.

'Super wolf blood moon' to welcome in 2019 with rare celestial spectacle this month
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Post by tGreenWay on 2019-01-13, 18:07

This ain’t tRCMB; they’re the ones hung up on stars.
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Post by The Pantry on 2019-01-13, 18:14

tGreenWay wrote:This ain’t tRCMB; they’re the ones hung up on stars.
It's the Moon, creepy banana.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2019-01-20, 22:04

Lunar eclipse is starting.
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Post by The Pantry on 2019-01-20, 23:06

Pretty cool viewing. Very cold outside.
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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2019-01-20, 23:54

The Pantry wrote:Pretty cool viewing. Very cold outside.
Yeah, it is like 54 degrees here, so I could only go out and look for a few seconds before having to come back inside.

Definitely a creepy look. I can just imagine how that would have scared the shit out of our ancient ancestors.
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Post by steveschneider on 2019-01-20, 23:58

It’s like four degrees outside but it’s crystal clear. That looked amazing
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Post by steveschneider on 2019-01-21, 00:01

I’m reading that the best view is at 12:11am going to go back outside in a few.
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Post by steveschneider on 2019-01-21, 00:20

Spent about five minutes looking up there. Pretty crazy to think about how we are on this big beautiful blue planet floating aimlessly through space.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2019-01-21, 15:25

Astronomy or Florida thread, astronomy or Florida thread...

Police: Florida officer ran over pair lying in road to watch eclipse
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2019-01-23, 08:39

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Post by steveschneider on 2019-01-23, 11:37

Floyd Robertson wrote:Astronomy or Florida thread, astronomy or Florida thread...

Police: Florida officer ran over pair lying in road to watch eclipse

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Thanks for the heads up I'll try to spot the northern lights tonight from here.
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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2019-01-23, 13:44


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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2019-01-31, 10:08

Anybody else get out early this morning and see the beautiful sight of Venus, the crescent Moon and Jupiter all lined up? I had to research what it was, but I guess it's kind of rare.

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Post by steveschneider on 2019-01-31, 10:32

Floyd Robertson wrote:Anybody else get out early this morning and see the beautiful sight of Venus, the crescent Moon and Jupiter all lined up? I had to research what it was, but I guess it's kind of rare.

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I didn't but seeing Venus last December is what prompted me to start this thread. I used to have a star calendar that noted all the events like this so you could keep an eye out for them. I should get one again.
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Post by TheReal_LWS on 2019-01-31, 10:45

Floyd Robertson wrote:Anybody else get out early this morning and see the beautiful sight of Venus, the crescent Moon and Jupiter all lined up? I had to research what it was, but I guess it's kind of rare.

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Funny you say that. Left for work at 6:30am and wondered what that was. Venus was very bright.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2019-01-31, 10:46

Doge isnt staying out to pee long enough for me to get spiritually naked with the great beyond.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2019-01-31, 11:00

Floyd Robertson wrote:Anybody else get out early this morning and see the beautiful sight of Venus, the crescent Moon and Jupiter all lined up? I had to research what it was, but I guess it's kind of rare.

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I think the monolith is now orbiting Jupiter.
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Post by TheReal_LWS on 2019-01-31, 11:47

tGreenWay wrote:Doge isnt staying out to pee long enough for me to get spiritually naked with the great beyond.

When it is -13 out you should probably wear clothing. Just sayin.
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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2019-01-31, 13:06

I didn't but seeing Venus last December is what prompted me to start this thread. I used to have a star calendar that noted all the events like this so you could keep an eye out for them. I should get one again. [/quote]
Not exactly a calendar, but this was tweeted out by @MSU_Observatory last week (courtesy of Universe2go.com) which gives winter highlights, though most they were from Dec/Jan.

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2019-01-31, 13:08

I’ve got a go pro recording of the sky/stars outside of aspen - I’ll see if i can find a decent way to post it
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Post by TheReal_LWS on 2019-01-31, 13:43

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:I’ve got a go pro recording of the sky/stars outside of aspen - I’ll see if i can find a decent way to post it

Time elapse or FAIL
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2019-02-19, 08:11

Floyd Robertson wrote:Super Snow Moon 2/19/19

The dude in that video is a serial killer.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2019-02-19, 08:26

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:Super Snow Moon 2/19/19

The dude in that video is a serial killer.

I'm more concerned that the video title is "2 Minute Universe" and it ran three minutes.  How am I supposed to trust them about space/time if they can't tell time at all?
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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2019-02-19, 12:55

Floyd Robertson wrote:
Watch Out Pylon! wrote:

The dude in that video is a serial killer.

I'm more concerned that the video title is "2 Minute Universe" and it ran three minutes.  How am I supposed to trust them about space/time if they can't tell time at all?
Well, time is relative after all.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2019-03-04, 16:26

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Pretty incredible. Shocked
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2019-03-04, 16:49

Gas giants always have fascinated me. I wonder if we'll send a probe to Saturn or Jupiter that can really plunge into it's surface and send data back. More than the few seconds that Cassini lasted when crashing into Saturn, I mean.
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Post by steveschneider on 2019-03-04, 22:45

Floyd Robertson wrote:[tw]1102681278825021441[/tw]

Pretty incredible. Shocked

Holy shit.
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