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cosmosboy

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  1. I do have stellarium but i can not see artificial in it . please just check if it passed very near to the star sabik !
  2. thanks man . from the position it looks like so . but it was not like a common artificial satelites . A.S look like points of light whose movement is quite obvious , like an aircraft . but it did not look like one and nor its movement . it looked like the ghost of ison ( after ison came out in the other side in soho image ) . when u see it it looked stationary but after 10 minutes , the position would change wrt stars . u should have seen it . it was spectacular .
  3. hi guys , i woke up today early morning 22.30 UT to catch up omega centauri by my celestron skymaster 15x70 but when i looked up to the sky i could see a hazy patch near saturn with my naked eye ( of course sky was virtually cloudless and transparent ) . then i pointed my bino towards it . oh my god it was amazing . it just looked like a comet with front bright part ( like nucleus ) and fan shaped tail or a wide tail ( like how ison looked after it emerged from sun's other side ) . i know it was not a aircraft or artificial satelite , ISS , asteroid or any globular cluster . it moved pretty quickly i.e i could see its apparent motion wrt to background stars within a span of 10 minutes or so . it moved near the star acrab , then through ophiuchus . i know something was there . i just want to know what it was . observation done around 23.00 UT 6th february 2014 . my location is 20.8 degree north and 85.1 degree east . some one please find out was it some thing substantial there ? thanks..
  4. and please suggest some winter globular clusters which can be spotted through a binocular !
  5. Through my binocular ( celestron skymaster 15x70 ) i got to see ( and spot ) many deep sky objects so far within 4 months of buying . among them i found 3 objects fairly difficult to spot . M1 , M78 and M79 . which of these most difficult to spot through a binocular ? for me it is M1 and for you ?
  6. yeah but i do not own a solar filter now and i was not using any type of filter . i just wanted to peek at sun through bino out of curiosity . so i ensured to point it at the sun when it is much less bright .
  7. Well i did so when sun was at 2 degree or 3 degree altitude . it was damn red , so beautiful . and the sky was not totally transparent as it is winter . and i liked the fact that those spots were at different positions both times . yeah i am considering to get a solar filter .
  8. Guys is it safe to point binocular at sun when sun is just risen or just about to set ? I have done so twice within a couple of days . both times i saw 2 black spots ( dots ) on its surface . i assume they are sunspots . But websites say it is not safe to do so even during sunrise or sunset , but i did not feel any trouble or harm to eyes . so i need to know the true fact . please help binocular used - celestron skymaster 15x70
  9. Comet ISON emerged from today's close brush with the Sun as a headless ghost, as seen in the animation at right. Notice how the brightest strand, somewhat back from the leading point, is shedding material radially away from the Sun, as if vast numbers of debris chunks in the cloud are all behaving as tiny comet nuclei. The cloud is expected to disperse.
  10. can it still be a naked eye comet ? it looks brighter but it is too small and no tail atm too . so what's the indication ?
  11. on 19 nov , spotted lovejoy . it was quite easy . it is supposed to be brightest on that day . but ison ! i saw it on 11 nov , 14 nov and i8 nov . but could not spot it on 19 ..........what's happening with it ?
  12. yes i spotted lovejoy too on 19 nov . it was easy despite moon light . what about its brightness ? is it on rise or it is decreasing ? i have spotted ison on 11nov , 14 nov and 18 nov . i do not know why i could not spot it on 19 nov . what is nevski ? instrument celestron skymaster 15x70 bin
  13. on 18 nov , it was very close to star spica . use stellarium . it can help enormously !
  14. well , i have spotted ison 3 times with binocular . but today i could not , though i could see it without any trouble yesterday . comet lovejoy was very easy to spot today , even if bright moon light was the hindrance . instrument celestron skymaster 15x70 bin
  15. with my binocular , of course M33 is not that difficult . it looks like a bright glow , sorrounded by four stars in a rhombus shape ( if u see it carefully again ) . well i have not tried to see M101 after i got my bin ( before that i only had naked eye ) . will look for it , around new moon . but , for my location ( 20.1 degree north latitude ) , i have to wait little bit to see it with max altitude . instrument celestron skymaster 15x70 bin
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