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About goodricke1

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  1. Remember those cult believers who boarded the UFO travelling behind Hale Bopp...? ....they forgot this bloke
  2. The great thing about this comet is you don't need Stellarium to find it!
  3. Lot of comments for a barely naked-eye object... imagine if this place had been around during Hale-Bopp!
  4. y'all making me jealous. Too dang cloudy here in Ireland and a bad forecast too.
  5. Along with Jonas' M31 image, this is my all time favourite SGL masterpiece. Epic, monumental, stupendous.
  6. And what has a beginning must have an end, right Jim?
  7. I don't think anyone is saying science is 'made up' but that it may not be the 'full truth'. It seems every scientific answer, by definition, provokes a further question... if water is hydrogen and oxygen then what is hydrogen and what is oxygen... if Mozart's brain caused that great aria then what caused Mozart's brain... if the singularity gave rise to the Universe then whither the singularity.... and so on and so on etcetera ad infinitum. In that sense terminology is indeed crucial - as Bohr said, we are 'suspended by language'.
  8. There's a feature in Stellarium under 'sky and viewing options', then 'markings' which shows the constellation boundaries.
  9. Thanks indeed for this generous gesture, will hopefully get to watch as many as possible. I did notice there seems to be an issue with the Dec 13 2008 video, doesn't seem to be loading beyond the first few seconds: https://britastro.org/video/906 it might be just my system, but thought I'd let you know. Thanks again.
  10. Superb. Between your images and those of Michael Jager, we are very fortunate to enjoy comet photography of the highest order.
  11. It's a lovely area of the sky and perhaps overlooked, with Orion/Taurus getting the lion's share of attention from our latitudes.
  12. Yes this is my thought exactly; I feel like I've seen every possible deep-sky portrayal, and that we won't get anything truly different until the days of interstellar travel! But an 'artistic' shot is still of interest, and 'unusual' or time-specific subjects such as occultations, conjunctions, fireballs etc remain both scientifically valuable and aesthetically beautiful.
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