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07/17/2014 11:52:15 AM · #176
hahahaaa this was taken on 10-9-13

That would make sense of this being a meteor than a comet by far...
of course I can never tell satellites from wishing stars.... thank you for clarifying that

144mm
1/1000
f/5.6
ISO 100

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07/17/2014 12:17:36 PM · #177
was it moving slowly, was it very fast or sudden, or did it stay still in the sky?
07/17/2014 12:48:07 PM · #178
No it was pretty quick... and it def. did not move slow.. its why it caught me off guard when I uploaded it
07/17/2014 01:09:00 PM · #179
Originally posted by jgirl57:

No it was pretty quick... and it def. did not move slow.. its why it caught me off guard when I uploaded it

Approximately:
0-4 seconds = meteor/"fireball"
seconds - <5 minutes = satellite/space station/plane
(apparently) stationary with tail = comet
07/17/2014 01:42:33 PM · #180
I never counted the time, but it went as fast as a baseball pitch... its the best I could describe the speed
07/17/2014 01:45:03 PM · #181
sounds like a meteor.
07/17/2014 01:55:36 PM · #182
At 1/1000 shutter speed, and the other camera settings, a meteor is probably the only thing that would be that bright, except possibly the flare from a satellite's solar cell panels.

Heavens-Above is a good site to see what's coming to your neighborhood of the sky. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Cgino alerted me to it.

This is a good link too, if you want a simplified way to know where and when to look for ISS flyovers. Spotthestation/ NASA

07/17/2014 05:02:56 PM · #183
Speaking of comets ...
07/26/2014 08:59:16 AM · #184
Go someplace dark! Meteors this weekend and in coming weeks //earthsky.org/tonight/the-radiant-of-the-delta-aquarid-meteors
07/28/2014 07:24:05 PM · #185
Here is an interesting one to watch in the coming days! The ESA's Rosetta probe is approaching its target, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. We're already getting an idea what a strange object this is. The probe will rendezvous with the comet nucleus in 9 days. Later this year, it will deploy a probe to actually land on the comet nucleus.
07/28/2014 07:49:46 PM · #186
Originally posted by hahn23:

Go someplace dark! Meteors this weekend and in coming weeks //earthsky.org/tonight/the-radiant-of-the-delta-aquarid-meteors


Oh yeah! I will be in the lower Fl Keys, but will be pretty busy as it's the sport lobster season Wed & Thurs. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ja9 will be camping in the same area this week too.

I will be taking a 4" Meade ETX scope to view Saturn and maybe Jupiter as well. It's pretty dark sky country down there between Marathon and Key West. The ISS is coming over a few times during my stay as well.
07/28/2014 07:52:06 PM · #187
More ... New Views of the Rosetta Comet (NASA article with "video")
08/06/2014 08:14:39 PM · #188
Rosetta Reaches Target Comet

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08/21/2014 08:21:06 PM · #189
Just came across this tutorial on correcting/transforming images taken from the ISS -- color- and perspective-correction. Links to movie/demo and step-by-step guide at bottom. Nothing too revolutionary but pretty well-done ...
09/07/2014 01:21:47 AM · #190
There's a new comet out there, but it's not easy to spot unless you know your way around up there.
Comet Jacques
09/11/2014 11:56:37 AM · #191
There is a Coronal Mass Ejection headed this way, due to hit the 12th, tomorrow.
Break out the tin foil hats.
Possible Aurora Alert
09/11/2014 12:10:36 PM · #192
Anyone watched the Jacques comet? We've had nothing but clouds these days.
09/13/2014 01:20:22 PM · #193
So did anybody get to see aurora that don't normally get to see them? Had I not had to fly to Denver for business I think I would have taken a trip to Crater Lake to see if I could have viewed them from there. kP got up to 7 which is pretty high and I bet they were just crazy in Iceland (jealous!)

09/13/2014 02:06:48 PM · #194
I was hopeful, but no luck here.
09/13/2014 04:16:43 PM · #195
I missed them as I was sleeping, but we had a great display right outside my front door (well, 500 metres away) last night. I clearly had not been paying attention.

09/13/2014 05:37:57 PM · #196
Never seen colors captured like this before:

Aurora in Maine
09/13/2014 10:11:23 PM · #197
We were "supposed" to see them and it was supposed to be "fair" conditions.. I did try to go out but because of the rain/and storms, the skies were not really clear enough to see it, go figure.. that picture is beautiful!! What a wonderful capture
09/13/2014 11:01:05 PM · #198
Originally posted by tome:

Anyone watched the Jacques comet? We've had nothing but clouds these days.


It's been cloudy here too.

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' DrAchoo,That's a great photo from Maine that you posted the link to.
09/27/2014 11:48:46 PM · #199
There is a photo op coming up next month.
Lunar Eclipse
09/28/2014 11:56:31 AM · #200
No comets, however I was out taking pictures of the moon and my neighbor saw me.. he had a very, very expensive telescope.. the real ones that are so techy that if you don't have it exactly on the north star or even where its level, it won't find nothing. It took him about 30 minutes just to set it up, but he allowed me to look through it when the hunters moon was out, not only that but we got to see saturn and its ring..the huge craters on the moon, which I never saw before.. the coolest thing I ever saw, then he pushed it on the constilation Cassiopeia... in the middle of that some stars were busted up and we could actually see the particals from the star busting up

Him, his wife and I were out until 1am exploring and playing with the telescope. He said that there are special rings to buy to put on this telescope that way a camera could be attatched to it, but I am trying to debate if this would be wort while to do, but I also fear it will be too expensive .. but it was really super neat never the less.

An awesome clear night for us!

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