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  • SIR BRIAN MAY RETURNS TO ASTROFEST – 4 February 2023 A brand-new documentary on…
    Posted by: Brian May SIR BRIAN MAY RETURNS TO ASTROFEST – 4 February 2023 A brand-new documentary on the late Sir Patrick Moore in production contains raw, unseen footage filmed in the intimate setting of his Selsey home. – A sneak preview to be screened exclusively at leading Astronomy festival, European Astrofest, with an introduction by Sir Brian May and film producer, Robin Rees. MORE: https://brianmay.com/brian-news/2023/01/sir-brian-may-returns-to-astrofest/ ⇒ Original Post
  • So… Sunday @ 3h30. Hard to tell sky condition from inside, so get dressed and …
    Posted by: Athena Community Astronomy Club So… Sunday @ 3h30. Hard to tell sky condition from inside, so get dressed and go out; eh… no. Back to bed… unfortunately just awake long enough for the body to think I was serious ’bout getting going. Oh, well, a few days left to surmount the 50,000-year challenge. ⇒ Original Post
  • I understand that there are a number of people who were unable to see the comet …
    Posted by: Astronomy by the Bay I understand that there are a number of people who were unable to see the comet last night, based on all the comments. Many were disappointed. I was as well. It may be worth explaining what might have been the cause, and to explain it initially using the term magnitude. Astronomers use this term to describe the “brightness” of an object. There’s an explanation for the numbering, but basically, the lower the number, the […]
  • So… arose again at 03h30, tested the sky, which looked reasonable even among c…
    Posted by: Athena Community Astronomy Club So… arose again at 03h30, tested the sky, which looked reasonable even among city lights, and headed out to Mount Albion. Found an unlit roadway… interesting that there is as much traffic on a tertiary road at that hour of a Saturday morning… and commenced looking for Comet C/2022 E3, this time having looked up some depictions of where it is at the moment. Good sky, 15×70 binoculars, and almost naked eyes (I wear […]
  • Went to bed early. Got up early (03h48), but clear sky not easily determined fro…
    Posted by: Athena Community Astronomy Club Went to bed early. Got up early (03h48), but clear sky not easily determined from the city. Drove a few kilometres east, but cloud layers evident. Returned to check Canadian weather satellite images, to check possibilities but, though it looked promising, light layers of cloud still seemed to be progressing across the region. The 50,000-year comet will have to wait… or, more realistically, I will have to wait. ⇒ Original Post