Fascinating read

Started by: britboy (6794)

Launch 15 October 1997 (Titan-IVB/Centaur at Cape Canaveral, United States). Status The spacecraft arrived at Saturn in July 2004. Cassini is in operation, orbiting around Saturn. The Huygens probe landed on Titan on 14 January 2005.

Some of the images are stunning... Saturn the beautiful

Started: 27th Nov 2016 at 04:54

Posted by: britboy (6794)

The acheivement speaks for itself with just these numbers alone...Link

Replied: 27th Nov 2016 at 13:44

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Do you have an astro telescope yourself, britboy? Are you in a 'dark skies' location?

Replied: 27th Nov 2016 at 13:52

Posted by: britboy (6794)

Yes and yes

The Milky Way passes over my house every night in all it's magnificent,
the northern lights are a frequent visitor.

Replied: 27th Nov 2016 at 13:53
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Posted by: britboy (6794)

The telescope is unfortunatly useless as I have lost the eye piece

Replied: 27th Nov 2016 at 14:02

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

For a couple of years, had some astro binoculars. So big and heavy they have to be used mounted (Tripod will suffice) you could not hold them steady enough to get a stable image.

Do not have dark skies, and always has been cloud covered when an event I would have viewed, so never been used in earnest.

Replied: 27th Nov 2016 at 14:22

Posted by: britboy (6794)

The best northern lights display I saw was in 2001, a lot of overhead red and blue star bursts and a well formed shimmering green lace curtain.
I've seen them since but never quite as good

Replied: 27th Nov 2016 at 15:30

Posted by: tonker (24063) 

Britboy. The Milky Way doesn't pass over your house every night.

The Milky Way doesn't move. Your house passes under it!

Replied: 27th Nov 2016 at 15:54

Posted by: britboy (6794)

It all relative and I don't have to be that pedantic, better to just enjoy the moment

Replied: 27th Nov 2016 at 16:54
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Posted by: britboy (6794)

tonker... I guess it was time someone played your favorite song... raaaaaat

Replied: 27th Nov 2016 at 17:06

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4162) 

I would just like to take time out Britboy to say Thank you very much for those links the actual photo's are without a shadow of doubt SUPERB! keep um coming!

Replied: 1st Dec 2016 at 15:38


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