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  1. 19.5 inch reflector telescope Like I said I assume it was but with having partial colourblindness I couldnt properly say what colour it was but it did show a disc I travelled to an old farm called Bruton up the road from my house in Wales and I did some observing
  2. The Waning Gibbous Moon and Mars will be rising in the Eastern skies in the Constellation of Virgo and Mars will be in alignment with the Moon and the brightest star in Virgo Spica. Spica is easy to find you need to look for the constellation of Bootes and you come to the bright star Arcturus and follow to Spica in Virgo and Virgo looks like a distorted Y.
  3. Probably the more intriguing pieces of space I have observed was the Kuiper Belt and Asteroid Belt. I observed what I thought was Saturn but then I realised that the disc was to faint and pale so my main assumption is that it is Ceres its magnitude was somewhere in the 6. region. I observed the Kuiper Belt so I used this opportunity to out of assumption to observe Pluto I couldnt tell you what colour it is because I have a form of Colourblindness but it showed a disc. I was lucky to have a really dark sky that night and was in an area where their is no pollution at all.
  4. Thank you everybody Can I just say they are all amazing photos
  5. Hello and welcome to SGL The telescope you have is a good piece of equipment but the main trick is to use a larger lense with a wider field in the eyepiece if you want to look at things like Planets. Again Welcome to SGL
  6. Neptune will be at Opposition in the Constellation of Aquarius it will be best seen at 21:00 BST. Neptune will look like a deep blue star but through a telescope it will show a dark blue disc but through a larger more powerful telescope you will see more detail. This is how it was discovered. When Uranus was discovered and this was in 1781 the Solar System was deemed to be completed. However when a Planet is discovered the first thing the mathematicians do and that is to work out the orbit or path of Uranus. The first thing they discovered was that Uranus was forever slowing down at odd inter
  7. Uranus will be at Opposition tonight at 21:45 BST. You will have to look at the Constellation of Pisces and Uranus will look like a brightish blue star but it will appear through any optical aid as a distinct greenish disc and that was how it was discovered. As a reminder Uranus was discovered back 1781 by a Hanoverian musician who came to England at 19 years of age and pursued a career in Astronomy. His name was William Herschel and he made Telescopes mainly 6 inch reflectors. He was using one of these telescopes on a March night and he saw something that appeared to move across the night sky
  8. Only time I get to see it properly is when its at Opposition or high enough in the sky I live where Light Pollutions a luminous nightmare. So I have to wait until May 10th
  9. Quite easy all you need to do is tell her about a certain star or planet. My Girlfriend who then wasnt my Girlfriend didnt know about the stars until I told her about them. Now she has her own Telescope quite powerful she said it was a Celestron or something like that and she has recently been observing Mars
  10. At this moment no however with Spring and Summer literally around the corner I can observe and then say yes. It wouldnt surprise if it has but like I said I can only tell you when I properly observe it
  11. I have always enjoyed observing the Seven Sisters in Taurus the Bull one of three things I look forward to in the Winter skies (Orion and the inverted Plough being the others) but I can never seem to get a picture of them with my camera but I can of Orions Belt. If anyone here can help me out I will definately appreciate it Thank you
  12. Hello and Welcome to SGL You can ask the forum anything and you are 97% guaranteed to get the answer you are looking for
  13. I have done something that will be beneficial for the Astronomy communities and made a thesis on both the Asteroid and Kuiper Belts

  14. I am from Rugby originally
  15. As far as we know not yet here is the story on how it was found I was looking at Antares in the low October 2012 skies and I noticed it was blinking so I sent a thesis in and this came back October 2013 with it being confirmed but I named it Naomi in the July of 2013 after a dear friend I know in my college class
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