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About steveb1977

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  1. I made a Dobsonian with a square tube. Think it is easier than a round tube. Especially for the side bearings.
  2. Will be taking a look at this atlas, looks good.
  3. The latest SOHO LASCO C3 images are here as well:- http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/c3/512/
  4. It is low down in the North just of the 'handle' of the plough. Not sure how bright it is though.
  5. Hi Scott and welcome. Clear skies and not too cold nights!
  6. A few reports about changes in the type of materials coming off the comet. Disintegration is one possibility but there are other possibilities. First time a comet like this has been studied in such detail so will have to wait and see what happens over the next few days I guess.
  7. How bright is it now. I spotted it a couple of weeks ago as it was rising around midnight. Is it brighter now?
  8. Ah right, didn't see it then. I guess that would have meant the comet would have been very bright if it had of been, didn't consider that. Will have to wait now until December then.
  9. Is that Spica above the comet? If it is I might have just glimpsed it yesterday as that is where I think I managed to see it. Stellerium had it in a slightly different place.
  10. Where about was ISON in relation to Spica. Thought I saw something directly below towards the horizon but stellerium had it a bit more towards Mercury. December might be a better time for it.
  11. Just a few drops of basic washing detergent I think. Main thing is to rinse with distilled water to get a good result.
  12. Had a quick first look just now through binoculars. Couldn't see any difference with a mag 5.7 star right next to it.
  13. Try playing around with the ISO settings of the camera. 100 or 200 should so the job. You can get decent images with a camera phone but as mentioned you normally need to take a lot of shots to get a few good ones.
  14. I only ever keep a look out when the Gemenids and Perseids come round. The Gemenids last year was excellent. Think you need over a certain amount of posts, might be 500.
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