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  1. humblepigeon

    Thank you SGL! The atmosphere is literally the best.

    Its a state of mind, and shows proffesionalism to listen and understand other peoples views are regardless of personal bias. Treat others as you wish to be treated, this applies to cakes and stuff too. New here also, welcome Apollo.
  2. Appologies Rodd, i thought it was a bit obvious Fascinating subject, especially when you think in depth at what 'NOW' actually means. Do you refer to Frame like a step of events rodd? a snapshot of a sequence? This i find interesting, as frame gives us a universe with a direction. We could also think of 'NOW' as being a 'State', rather than as a Frame of time. Coming from a computer programming perspective here. If time was a State instead of a sequence, it has no inertia until the next given event triggers the new 'NOW' as it were. If we have a State of time and not a single event occured in the universe (no measurements can be observed), therefore time would stop !? Or, what if time is just a by product of our own self awareness. Is a Cow aware of time ? Just some thoughts.
  3. This is only subject to the fact we set our lives based around the daylit side of the planet. There is no reason why Australia cant have the same value on their clock , its just the system we have in place to suite our biological and productiveness requirements as a species. The problem is the speed of communication between two points at distance, which comes back to speed of information and observable events. I think times equations may fall into place if/when particle duality is solved, as they have a number of technical similarities.
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    Cygnus in December

    Nice one. So much light!
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    New Gravitational Wave detections

    apparently so, speculation is rife at times.
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    New Gravitational Wave detections

    Could lunar waves turn out to be visible evidence of gravitation waves? youtube vid Ive seen similar myself though just put it down to atmospheric distortions from aircraft, but looking again at these such videos show a clean line and travel at consistent speed, i don't see how it could be in the atmosphere. Anyone here seen anything like this with their own eyes while observing? would love to know.
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    Do we see what we expect to see?

    Agreed, especially with gravitational lensing, the shear weight of forces out there must be deflecting and giving us false images of some objects. Possibly bending things to a completely different shape or flipping the objects view inside out before it reaches us. We may find in time that the universal positions we give to some DSOs are 'way out' also due to this phenomena, just a thought.
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    Thanks for the warm welcomes, I'd love a new setup again Greymouser, finances not permitting it atm. Just enjoy what others are achieving now (at any level), its so important to recognise what people are capable of with the kit they have. I look back at some of my photos and wonder how I got some of the pictures i did. Good memories sitting at 3am with crispy fingers manually trying to guide the scope with a piggybacked cam and zoom lens while the dog was going bananas around the garden because of the neighbours cat. Needless to say, that photo didnt exactly have pinpoint stars on it. indeed, something about scanning the milkyway from time to time with binos which keeps the bug alive !
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    InSight landing is live

    Im not sure, but can we really be sure they weren't coffee granules on the lens
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    InSight landing is live

    did a really quick cleanup on that first insight photo, was curious to see past the dirt. Also did some minor lens correction to reduce the extreme distortion. Better than the original if anyones curious to see the site a little more clearly:
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    hey all, Fascinated by everything. I owned a few telescopes in the past but don't own one currently. Nothing stops me from looking upwards still though, and occasionally grab the Bino's to ponder or track whatevers wizzing about above me ! Look forward to reading/posting. humblepigeon

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