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Leap second to happen today.
#11
RE: Leap second to happen today.
(31st December 2016, 11:24)Jehanne Wrote: Also, Mars & Neptune will be very close in tonight's sky:

[Image: Mars-Neptune-panel.jpg]

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy...-years-eve

A 10x50 pair of binoculars should bag Neptune.  I own a 15x70 pair, but they are hard to hold steady by hand; well worth the investment, though.

Interesting you should bring this up. I live near the NC/SC border on the east coast, and have noticed a bright light too close to be a star so I know it is a planet, but i't would be nice to know which one at this point.
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#12
RE: Leap second to happen today.
Probably Mars. Out of the two it's naked-eye visible. It should have a faint pinkish tint.
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(21st June 2016, 07:31)Homeless Nutter Wrote: When someone is knocked on the head, they may see stars. That doesn't mean we should rely on their testimony, when studying astrophysics...
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#13
RE: Leap second to happen today.
(31st December 2016, 12:15)Stimbo Wrote: Probably Mars. Out of the two it's naked-eye visible. It should have a faint pinkish tint.

Kinda thought that.
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#14
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Venus is the other one, farther to the West:

[Image: Mars-Neptune-wide-map_ST.jpg]
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(31st December 2016, 11:13)Anomalocaris Wrote:
(31st December 2016, 08:39)chimp3 Wrote: Cool! I am going to watch that instead of the bouncing ball. I am 57. I need all the time I can get.

You don't get more time, you just die one second earlier by calendar time. Tongue

Party-pooper.



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#16
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"Sorry babe, blame the scientists for reducing my stamina by fifty percent."
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(21st June 2016, 07:31)Homeless Nutter Wrote: When someone is knocked on the head, they may see stars. That doesn't mean we should rely on their testimony, when studying astrophysics...
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#17
RE: Leap second to happen today.
(31st December 2016, 11:24)Jehanne Wrote: Also, Mars & Neptune will be very close in tonight's sky:

[Image: Mars-Neptune-panel.jpg]

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy...-years-eve

A 10x50 pair of binoculars should bag Neptune.  I own a 15x70 pair, but they are hard to hold steady by hand; well worth the investment, though.

A pair of image stabilized 15X50 binoculars are well worth it. They are price, and the objectives are not as large as you can get with normal binoculars, but the stabilized image when you want it is priceless.
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RE: Leap second to happen today.
I set a timer on the phone, hope it's clear tonight
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#19
RE: Leap second to happen today.
(31st December 2016, 13:34)Anomalocaris Wrote:
(31st December 2016, 11:24)Jehanne Wrote: Also, Mars & Neptune will be very close in tonight's sky:

[Image: Mars-Neptune-panel.jpg]

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy...-years-eve

A 10x50 pair of binoculars should bag Neptune.  I own a 15x70 pair, but they are hard to hold steady by hand; well worth the investment, though.

A pair of image stabilized 15X50 binoculars are well worth it.  They are price, and the objectives are not as large as you can get with normal binoculars, but the stabilized image when you want it is priceless.

These butties are my favorite (if my wife lets me buy them someday!):

https://www.amazon.com/Celestron-SkyMast...B00008Y0VU


As they get down to around 12 magnitude, you can observe 5,304,685 / 2 (or, about 2.6 million) stars with them!

http://www.stargazing.net/david/constel/...stars.html
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RE: Leap second to happen today.
(31st December 2016, 13:12)Stimbo Wrote: "Sorry babe, blame the scientists for reducing my stamina by fifty percent."

I once made love to a girl for an hour and forty five seconds.  Of course, that was the night the clocks moved ahead...

Boru
'There are people who long for immortality in the afterlife who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.' - Isaac Asimov
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