August 15th 2021
Nice photo Chris – especially the bits that don’t show! Small stretch plus balance in Photoshop reveals huge amounts of detail nicely captured by your Nikon D40. Sadly my efforts were totally thwarted by cloud ☹.David Warr *From:* aasmail@PROTECTED <aasmail@PROTECTED> *Sent:* 14 August 2021 20:55*To:* Abingdon Astronomical Society Mailing List <aasmail@PROTECTED>*Subject:* [aaslist] Perseid meteor From: chris.holt@PROTECTED Members of the Abingdon AS Face ...Continue Reading
August 15th 2021
Hello Chris, Nice picture. I set up an all sky camera to record 30s images for a couple of hours or more. I haven’t had a chance to go through them yet, but hopefully I should have at least a few! Cheers, Ian On 14 Aug 2021, at 20:57, Chris Holt chris.holt@PROTECTED [Abingdon Astronomical Society Mailing List] <aasmail@PROTECTED> wrote: From: chris.holt@PROTECTED Members of the Abingdon AS Facebook Group will have already seen Trevor's impressive images from Thursday night's Perseids. I was outside too, ...Continue Reading
August 14th 2021
Nice result Chris. I will have to review my images a bit more carefully. I did a quick scan through my images in the day but suspect a slower examination will reveal a few more fainter ones with a darker background and a better monitor. I guessed that with no background star movement my eye would be drawn to a difference from one to another. Visually I saw a lot more than I captured.TtevorOn Sat, Aug 14, 2021, 21:07 Chris Holt chris.holt@PROTECTED [Abingdon Astronomical Society Mail ...Continue Reading
August 14th 2021
Members of the Abingdon AS Facebook Group will have already seen Trevor's impressive images from Thursday night's Perseids. I was outside too, observing from ~22:40 - 00:45 BST. I took only about 30 exposures, each of 30 s, but was lucky emough to capture meteors in seven, although not all were Perseids. Attached below is probably the best. It shows Cygnus, with Deneb labelled. The arrow points to the faint Perseid trail, captured at 23:31. My old D40 was piggy back on a scope moun ...Continue Reading
August 13th 2021
Thanks Owen, Justin and John for the fab responses. The video is intriguing!Is there a view on how good the evidence to date is for the expansion of the Universe - particle physics and things like string theory seem to be getting a lot of stick these days!cheersTony On Thu, 12 Aug 2021 at 13:06, John Scarborough hikingshorts@PROTECTED [Abingdon Astronomical Society Mailing List] <aasmail@PROTECTED> wrote: __ From: hikingshorts@PROTECTED And then ther ...Continue Reading
August 12th 2021
And then there is The Great Attractor... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w4OTD4L0GQ John *From:* aasmail@PROTECTED <aasmail@PROTECTED> on behalf of Justin Meadows justin.meadows@PROTECTED [Abingdon Astronomical Society Mailing List] <aasmail@PROTECTED> *Sent:* 12 August 2021 10:31 *To:* Abingdon Astronomical Society Mailing List <aasmail@PROTECTED> *Subject:* Re: [aaslist] Conflicting Material Regarding Direction of Movement of Galaxies - Quick Question ? From: justin.meadows@PROTECTED Hi Tony G ...Continue Reading
August 12th 2021
Hi TonyGood question. In the case of Andromeda and the Milkyway there is an attraction caused by gravity which is greater than the force created by the acceleration of space time. This is the same reason why the gap between the planets in our solar system stays ‘constant’ as the Sun’s gravity overrides the cosmic expansion.We believe the expansion of space time is accelerating and perhaps one day the force will be great enough to overcome gravity. Further forward perhaps space time will ac ...Continue Reading
August 12th 2021
Although the expansion away is true on a large scale at smaller scales gravity can dominate and indeed there are a few blue shifted galaxies, Andromeda being one. Owen *From:* aasmail@PROTECTED <aasmail@PROTECTED> *Sent:* 12 August 2021 09:52*To:* Abingdon Astronomical Society Mailing List <aasmail@PROTECTED>*Subject:* [aaslist] Conflicting Material Regarding Direction of Movement of Galaxies - Quick Question ? From: tony1kenobi@PROTECTED Hi, I have read th ...Continue Reading
August 12th 2021
Hi,I have read that we can think of the expansion of the universe as 'space' expanding and all galaxies appear to be moving away from the Milky way (and other galaxies). A quick Google search lists lots of info about the Andromeda Galaxy moving towards the Milky Way. This seems to be a contradiction. Any Cosmologists here with a view on this ?cheersTony ...Continue Reading
August 4th 2021
Correction. It was taken with my LX90 (200mm @ F10) with a Sony A7 APS-C mirrorless camera. The image of course is the outer limb of C33 (Eastern Veil)Thanks allDW *From:* aasmail@PROTECTED <aasmail@PROTECTED> *Sent:* 04 August 2021 14:55*To:* Abingdon Astronomical Society Mailing List <aasmail@PROTECTED>*Subject:* Re: [aaslist] Help! From: david.warr@PROTECTED It was taken prime focus with an 80mm APO@PROTECTED with a Sony A7 full frame mirrorless camera ...Continue Reading
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