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    Well tonight from southern England I got great views through the telescope of both Venus and saturn, rings at an angle of about 20 Degrees, Titan clearly visible. Venus about 3/4 disc.

    Anybody else in the forum into astronomy?


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    Ive always wanted to see a planet through a telescope.
    I have never had the chance though. My mom bought me a telescope once, all I could see through it were my eye lashes and bright white light.


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    hehe, that was a microscope, she just wondered if you'd ever notice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    Anybody else in the forum into astronomy?

    I'm currently trying to analyze HST-STIS data of the post-AGB star ZNG1 in the globular cluster M5 (Galactic coordinates l = 4, b = 47.<sup>o</sup>7; distance = 7.5 kpc, z = +5.3 kpc). Does that count?
    "... the polhode rolls without slipping on the herpolhode lying in the invariable plane."
    ~Footnote in Goldstein's Mechanics, 3rd ed. p. 202
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    Real astronomers do it through an eye-piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    Real astronomers do it through an eye-piece.
    Well... I do wear glasses....
    "... the polhode rolls without slipping on the herpolhode lying in the invariable plane."
    ~Footnote in Goldstein's Mechanics, 3rd ed. p. 202
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