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by starfinder
Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Partial eclipse of the Moon on Monday
Replies: 22
Views: 5295

To come to think of it, a Total Solar Eclipse is actually an Occultation of a star by the humble Moon. It so happens that it's no ordinary star for Earthlings, so it's a very special Occultation. In fact, to further import terminology from elsewhere, a solar eclipse may correctly be compared with or...
by starfinder
Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Partial eclipse of the Moon on Monday
Replies: 22
Views: 5295

Partial eclipse of the Moon on Monday

There will be a partial eclipse of the Moon this Monday, 17th October. It should be visible from Singapore. Mid-eclipse will be at 8.03pm, when the Moon will be just 17 degrees above the horizon in the east. However, this will be a slight eclipse only, as at most, only 7% of the Moon will enter the ...
by starfinder
Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Mars photo
Replies: 10
Views: 3211

By the way, I wonder what is that brownish curve line on the left side of the polar cap which extend from the polar cap to the equator?? I also saw that on the same day in Mersing through my 6" newtonian... only difference is that it appear a bit whitish in my scope. Have a nice day. Thanks Mr. Lee...
by starfinder
Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:26 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Mars photo
Replies: 10
Views: 3211

Yes, Kay Heem, I too can't wait to get good shots of Saturn! Wow. That's a very nice photo! Can I use it for Mars Watch 2005? Did you take it in Singapore? Yup, but I am sure there are nicer Mars photos out there from S'pore amateurs! I took it in Singapore from my room window, right in the city. We...
by starfinder
Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Mars photo
Replies: 10
Views: 3211

Mars photo

Last month, I bought a Philips Toucam Pro II webcam with a custom-made 1.25" adaptor from the Grand Eye Scientic Company in Hong Kong (thanks to Remus for the tip), to try my hand at CCD imaging with a webcam. It is surprisingly easy to get good results. Here is a photo of Mars which I took on 1st O...
by starfinder
Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: Coffee corner
Topic: The History of Singastro
Replies: 4
Views: 1856

As far as I can remember, Singastro was founded by Remus as an "eGroup" at egroups.com; the records show the founding date and first post by Remus on 19 February 1999; it was later taken over by Yahoo groups (and perhaps another organisation in between that), and then became today's stand-alone webs...