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In the Media... / Re: NASA Clipper Mission to Europa
« Last post by Apophis on Today at 17:41:30 »
I hope it produces definitive results like definitely found life or not but i wonder how long it will take to analyse the whole moon?
Although unless it has actual pictures of life certain parts of humanity still wont change their view of "Creation",
Thanks for the heads up Carole,
I will be recording it in HD and usually watch these programs in the dark its like being there.
In the Media... / NASA Clipper Mission to Europa
« Last post by Carole on Today at 15:43:33 »
Mission to Jupiter's Icy Moon Confirmed

NASA's Europa Clipper will conduct detailed reconnaissance of Jupiter's moon Europa and investigate whether the icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life.

The mission will place a spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter in order to perform a detailed investigation of Europa -- a world that shows strong evidence for an ocean of liquid water beneath its icy crust and which could host conditions favorable for life. The mission will send a highly capable, radiation-tolerant spacecraft into a long, looping orbit around Jupiter to perform repeated close flybys of the icy moon.

Jim Al-Khalili's 'Revolutions' is on Telescopes tonight - BBC4 at 9:00 pm, we will be watching! Also there is an excellent hour long 'Sky at Night' on Galaxies which is available to download from the BBC iPlayer.

Announcements, Meetings, Events / Deep Sky Camp 30 August - 1st September
« Last post by Carole on Aug 18, 2019, 15:34:14 »
If any-one wants to go to this you will need to book it directly with the campsite as I will be on holiday.

Can you talk among yourselves on this thread if you are planning to go.


Video about recent Observations on our Black Hole.
Astrophotography / Re: Imaging Session? What topics would be of interest?
« Last post by Carole on Aug 12, 2019, 12:00:39 »
I can do Saturday 21st but not Friday 20th.  Saturday afternoon works for me.

Thanks Roberto


Astrophotography / Re: Imaging Session? What topics would be of interest?
« Last post by Roberto on Aug 12, 2019, 11:35:48 »
Resurrecting this thread to finalise on a date and topics to be covered.

I propose Friday 20 September or Saturday 21 September to start with.  I am aware Kelling is the week after so if these don't work, we could do the below in October.

I suggest that I cover:

1 – Observatory control, including hardware, and acquisition software - Voyager
2 - Processing software - PixInsight.

2 will include calibration of frames obtained in 1 and simple processing of LRGB image. 

I won't be able to cover either Voyager or PixInsight in much detail but just enough for people to see how my setup works.  I think we can do the above in 1.5-2hrs.  So perhaps the Saturday session during an afternoon is better? 
Any thoughts?

The link is to Hubble image of the variable nebula at the very centre of my image. To give some context to the resolution!
Astrophotography / Re: LBN 468 in Cepheus - including Gyulbudaghian's Nebula
« Last post by Carole on Aug 10, 2019, 09:00:04 »
N.B. Your link above leads into a completely different target. 
Also have you tried pronouncing this target  :boom:

This is also actually on my to do list - eventually.

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