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  1. Nothing they know who they are
  2. Im not posting anything until i get an apology off someone..
  3. Imagine an electrical storm larger than the continental United States in which the lightning bolts are more than 1,000 times stronger than conventional lightning, and you'll have a good idea of the lightning storm -- the strongest of its kind ever seen -- that scientists are tracking at Saturn with the Cassini spacecraft. http://spaceflightnow.com/cassini/060214lightning.html
  4. Following the recent detection of Saturnian radio bursts by NASA's Cassini spacecraft that indicated a rare and powerful atmospheric storm, imaging scientists have spotted the storm in an unlikely fashion: they looked for it in the dark. http://spaceflightnow.com/cassini/060214storm.html
  5. Based on observations with European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, a team of Italian astronomers reports that the stellar cluster Messier 12 must have lost to our Milky Way galaxy close to one million low-mass stars. http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0602/11stars/ From space flight now
  6. Scientists have made the astonishing discovery that sound might drive supernovae explosions. Their computer simulations say that dying stars pulse at audible frequencies -- for instance, at about the F-note above middle C -- for a split second before they blow up. http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0602/12supernovas/ From space flight now
  7. These Cassini views show surface features and color variation on the Trojan moon Telesto. The smooth surface of this Saturn moon suggests that it is covered with a mantle of fine, dust-sized icy material. http://spaceflightnow.com/cassini/060214telesto.html From space flight now
  8. This close pairing of Saturn's moons Janus and Epimetheus shows the two moons at "high phase," meaning that only a thin sliver of sunlit terrain is visible on each moon. Portions of each are also lit feebly by reflected light from Saturn. In this Cassini image, Janus is at top and Epimetheus is below. http://spaceflightnow.com/cassini/060214duo.html From space flight now
  9. The first four flights of the space shuttle program were developmental test missions. They proved the shuttle could get into space and return safely. Following each flight, the astronauts would present the highlights of their space adventure by narrating some films. We offer those highlights to our Spaceflight Now Plus subscribers. Enjoy! http://www.spaceflightnowplus.com/index.php From space flight now
  10. Astronomers studying a disk of material circling a still-forming star inside our Galaxy have found a tantalizing result -- the inner part of the disk is orbiting the protostar in the opposite direction from the outer part of the disk. http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0602/14backward/ From space flight now
  11. Had clear skies all day here, until the clouds rolled in. But this week wet and windy, until friday when it gets better.
  12. http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/DawnCommunity/Sendname2asteroid/index_asteroid_blt.aspx See you on board
  13. Still finding ways of gettin dad to write out the cheque.
  14. Just a quick question, if thats in a 8" will it look like that in the 10"?
  15. Blue skies are coming and starting to appear
  16. I will be getting this, its been saved for me for end of the month.
  17. All i wanted to know was how big the objects will appear. What i will see (red spot,cloud bands, swirls, spirals on galaxies, cassini divission etc) Not to cause so much hassle
  18. Phew that's a relief Sonia! Although I still feel the 8" is all you'll need. Use the money saved for a good eyepiece. Russ I have a selection of eyepieces. 26mm plossl 25mm H12 10mm SR4 and a 3x barlow
  19. This is what worries me. All Sonia mentions is high powered views of the planets. And there's no real connection between a dob and high powered planetary observing. I feel Sonia has arrived at the wrong choice of scope entirely. Russ Can i please SCREAM AT YOU! I have a budget and that is only £350 so i thought the 10" dob would be the best choice!!!
  20. It is now going to be saved for me by end of the month, and will be putting a deposit down next week for it. I will be using it for planets, nebulas and galaxies. I am also thinking of putting in the etx 90 for the coronado PST Solar scope.
  22. Yes or no? Ill be getting it in a few weeks time and i dont know!...
  23. I dont see the point in getting something, I thought the images would be bigger. To be honest i would be disappointed, i am with the etx 90. But the dobsonian is all i can afford.
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