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WADAS (Wakefield and District Astronomical Society)

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12 hours ago, hazegood said:

Had several hundred items in my van today that have been onboard the ISS :) 

I was wondering if it is anything yo do with the Seeds in Space project? :)

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sounds seedy if you ask me :)

We might have clear skies tonight and also tomorrow, shame the moon is around though but good if people wanted to image it. i think its phase is around 94% so theres still some terminator there.

Mars is up at 23:40 and Saturn just 20 minutes behind it rising at midnight, both are low though and only getting to a maximum Alt of 15 degrees around 4am.

Happy observing guys :)

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Mars was super this morning, really bright. Saturn trailing in its midst was slightly higher. 

Both a great sight but not whilst I'm at work :undecided:

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yea,  Mars is about -1.5 mag and i think its going to brighten to about -2 when it reaches opposition next month. Id like to see it tonight but ill see what time i can manage to stay up till 

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32 minutes ago, astrotyke said:

sounds seedy if you ask me :)

We might have clear skies tonight and also tomorrow, shame the moon is around though but good if people wanted to image it. i think its phase is around 94% so theres still some terminator there.

Mars is up at 23:40 and Saturn just 20 minutes behind it rising at midnight, both are low though and only getting to a maximum Alt of 15 degrees around 4am.

Happy observing guys :)

 

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He is trying to blow the clouds away 4 u Damian !!! be kind to him
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1 hour ago, astrotyke said:

wtf lol :)

Just took last night with a little cmos cam I have lol,

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is anyone going out tonight - bloomin moon is about so not sure if i can be bothered or just stay in the back yard.

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13 minutes ago, nicks90 said:

is anyone going out tonight - bloomin moon is about so not sure if i can be bothered or just stay in the back yard.

Lovely day and probably going to be a nice night. With the DLB out it wont be worth it. I'll be out just at work! and even viewing the DLB is better than that !

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12 hours ago, Soupy said:

You been delivering rocket seeds Leigh? ;)

yup

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Iv got the Coronado out to day the big sun spot AR12529 has almost gone just the trailing remnants and a lovely prominence to be seen 

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Finally getting out tonight. It's been ages. Going to see what I can with the moon up. 

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Just caught mercury, quite high still 

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Mercury sun transit sounds very interesting 09/05/16

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Jupiter and it's 4 Galilean moons. Taken this evening using 8SE and QHY5L-II colour planetary camera. 500 frame AVI stacked in RegiStax6 using best 50% of frames :)

 

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Meeting tonight guys, I'll probably not make it for the main meeting but will make the cinnamon lounge for the after curry session. 

Hope to see you all there :happy7:

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Hi guys,

Well, I haven't been on here for about a year...! But I'm planning on coming to the meeting this evening. Only thing is I won't have a car, and I'm not on my bike at the moment. Is anyone able to pass through Wakefield at all on the way? 

Cheers,

Steve

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I wont be there, im babysitterless and car less

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1 hour ago, astrotyke said:

I wont be there, im babysitterless and car less

And useless lol jk sorry you carnt make it 

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I might be able to give you a lift, so sent you a PM Steve.

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2 hours ago, Mark62 said:

And useless lol jk sorry you carnt make it 

HAHA, only sometimes lol yea, i could murder a good curry as well!!

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Great meeting last night, are we all going comet hunting?

curry and company afterwards second to none as usual! :)

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Caught the last hour of the meeting and it was really interesting.

As Soupy says great curry and company 

Tonight is looking clear although the DLB will ruin anything except the planets 

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Really interesting talk by Nick Howes followed by the usual top draw curry afterwards with lots of belly laughs. Soupy and Gain seemed to turn into Beavis and Butthead, much to Luke's amusement. Who said astronomers are boring, eh??

Yes, the Moon will put pay to any DSO viewing tonight. I'm hoping it stops clear after midnight to at least have a look at Mars and Saturn. Might even try to grab a sneaky image if I can manage it. 

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