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1  General Category / General Forum / Re: Goodby!! on: August 27, 2011, 11:18:13 am
Fair enough, bye then!  Huh
2  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: Fireball 21:45 BST 21/08/2011 on: August 25, 2011, 09:38:25 am
Great space station shot Anton! 

Definitely sounds like it was a fireball to me, could be an earthgrazer.  What time did it take to cross your sky?  I didn't see anything here, has there been anything on local news I wonder...
3  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: Angry Sun - Sunday 21st August on: August 24, 2011, 04:49:48 pm
Thanks Anton & John for your kind words Smiley   I just wish the cloud would break for long enough to get a decent spell of sun viewing in...
4  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Angry Sun - Sunday 21st August on: August 22, 2011, 08:22:03 pm
Sun is an angry turmoil at the moment - take a look if you can! Smiley

full disk Ha copy by Mark Townley, on Flickr
5  General Category / Photography / Re: Driving Through The stars on: August 19, 2011, 10:47:50 am
Nice image Anton! Cheesy
6  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: ISS Through The Clouds & Altair on: August 19, 2011, 10:46:00 am
Saw both of last nights passes from the pub beer garden - hoorah!  Roll Eyes
7  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: ISS Through The Clouds & Altair on: August 18, 2011, 07:17:20 pm
Good capture anton! 
8  General Category / Photography / Re: Photos by Moonlight on: August 16, 2011, 08:01:08 pm
They look good to me Smiley
9  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: Promtastic Monday on: August 16, 2011, 10:48:54 am
Thanks Richard and Anton.  Yes, looks like the weather may well be improving by the weekend, I hope so we're due it!

Here's a close up pick of what has been recently designated AR1271 as it came over the limb...

ha-f20-----0014-11-08-15-10-32-27 by Mark Townley, on Flickr
10  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Promtastic Monday on: August 15, 2011, 08:26:55 pm
Lots of nice things to see on the sun today - no spots, but plenty of filaments and proms.  Hopefully the proms will hang around...

full disk b&w by Mark Townley, on Flickr

11  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: Perseids Meteor Shower on: August 14, 2011, 05:21:17 pm
Well looks like this evening may clear up (still!), so will go for a look early doors before the moon interferes too much.  Typical dilemma here - I want to stay up late and look for Perseids, however first thing monday morning looks like it may well be clear for some solar observing for me; and would need to get up early for the solar rather than having a recovery lie in...   Roll Eyes
12  General Category / Photography / Re: Otter Point, Again! on: August 13, 2011, 06:16:37 pm
Stunning!  I think we should all come over to yours for a party  Tongue
13  General Category / Photography / Re: Hubbard Creek Beach on: August 13, 2011, 06:15:45 pm
Lovely shots, lovely place!  Smiley
14  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: Star Trail on: August 13, 2011, 06:14:49 pm
That's absolutely brilliant Anton!!!   Cool Cool Cool Cool
15  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: Perseids Meteor Shower on: August 13, 2011, 06:13:36 pm
Well i've not seen a single perseid as of yet  Undecided  Sunday night looks like it may be clear so will take a look then...
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