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Been looking at Mars for weeks as it passes close.  Beautiful orange orb.  Also Saturn and Jupiter have been close to each other as well. I have a 5" reflector and every time it's a really clear night and I get it set up in the garden to cool down slowly so it doesn't mist the mirror, by coincidence I always seem to time it on a  full moon which rises and washes everything out...or the clouds roll in.  Bah!

 

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On 10/30/2020 at 6:31 PM, Fifth element said:

Mars is the brighest planet in the sky coming in SE at dusk.

I see jupiter and saturn are close together to the south or SW  same time.

Blue moon tomorrow night on halloween of all nights probably be cloudy I expect.

Was looking forward to the Blue Moon. Blanket crappy weather for miles no chance by eye or my telescope. Gutted

 

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1 hour ago, Bast said:

Been looking at Mars for weeks as it passes close.  Beautiful orange orb.  Also Saturn and Jupiter have been close to each other as well. I have a 5" reflector and every time it's a really clear night and I get it set up in the garden to cool down slowly so it doesn't mist the mirror, by coincidence I always seem to time it on a  full moon which rises and washes everything out...or the clouds roll in.  Bah!

 

 

1 hour ago, Bast said:

Been looking at Mars for weeks as it passes close.  Beautiful orange orb.  Also Saturn and Jupiter have been close to each other as well. I have a 5" reflector and every time it's a really clear night and I get it set up in the garden to cool down slowly so it doesn't mist the mirror, by coincidence I always seem to time it on a  full moon which rises and washes everything out...or the clouds roll in.  Bah!

 

Have a Nexstar 8se. Was looking forward to the seasons darker skies. Unfortunately had about 5 days of minging weather. Supposedly better early next week though.😁

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Wow, I'm envious!

I'm afraid our telescope is nothing as nice as that!  It's a cheap and cheerful bought for my husband when he was recuperating from a major operation.  Had a fella in to fit a carpet recently who is a keen star gazer and said not to be disheartened as even the cheapies do a reasonable job of basic viewing if you set them up properly.  The nice thing about yours is the tracker.  How many times have I got something in the sights for it to disappear a nanosecond later at the tempting higher magnification!  🙄

A place not too far away is Cranborne Chase which was designated an International Dark Sky Reserve a year ago.  Knowing my luck I would troll over there and the clouds come rolling in.  🤣

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16 hours ago, amy G said:

This is a great video showing how nasa does it:

 

 

You are very shameless. You finally track down person who faked a picture you made claim as being from NASA. This is perfect example of how you can make phoney image of Mars, but you must have a source terrain.

 

3 hours ago, amy G said:

The explanations offered by freemasons mean nothing to even moderately critical thinkers.

 

You are not moderate or a critical thinking. Explain to forum members where on Earth this image is:-

 

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On 12/26/2020 at 1:21 PM, Doctor What said:

 

Are you the same poster original? This is the same processing on images, why should outcome change? I find deniers of Mars rovers to be very ignorant people.

Sorry to hear that. 3 of the 4 possible outcomes show how well a parachute works on Mars. In one post you showed me that you certainly are what you seem to be claiming not to be, in all honesty.

 

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On 10/25/2020 at 2:21 PM, Grumpy Owl said:

 

To be honest, when I first saw it the other evening - on a clearish night - it looked like a 'fireball' at first. 💥

 

I've seen Mars in the sky before, and it usually appears much 'duller'.

Might just depend on atmospheric conditions or whether it is closer to the sun at a certain point in its orbit, or closer to us.

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On 12/7/2020 at 1:31 PM, amy G said:

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TvCO-OjPoMY/WRw0vQrIt8I/AAAAAAAACBQ/3qDMi43yPswypJYBuST-XFblsqpqgV-mQCK4B/s1600/85260313.jpg

Well, now people started to deny Mars rovers. I heard many conspiracy theories, in particular, about the Moon landing, space, flat Earth, etc. But denying Mars rovers and stating that NASA's images are fake is something new. What are you doing it for? Do you try to discredit NASA? It's no use because the percentage of level-headed people is higher than the percentage of people like you. Stop doing it, please. Thousands of engineers worked on this rover, its equipment, launch vehicle, and many other important aspects of this mission to see that people deny it? It's a shame for you, Amy.

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On 12/9/2020 at 1:04 PM, Doctor What said:

 

You are very shameless. You finally track down person who faked a picture you made claim as being from NASA. This is perfect example of how you can make phoney image of Mars, but you must have a source terrain.

 

 

You are not moderate or a critical thinking. Explain to forum members where on Earth this image is:-

 

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Thank you for discrediting such people like AmyG. I believe that everyone has a right to tell hiss opinion but what Amy did is just ridiculous! Maybe that should be posted in topic named "April Fool's day" but not here 🧐 

 

Then I can claim that there is water on Mars! 😆

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