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by starfinder
Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Comet Lovejoy Party + Equip Festival 2015!!! [10 Jan 2015]
Replies: 113
Views: 38818

Re: Comet Lovejoy Party + Equip Festival 2015!!! [10 Jan 201

Yes, it was a fantastic evening! Considering that it was very rainy and cloudy in the previous days few days of the week (and in fact it's pouring now as I write), we were indeed blessed with clear skies right in the nick of time, from about 7.45pm all the way till about 10.45pm when clouds rolled-i...
by starfinder
Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy): 4th mag in late Dec / early Jan
Replies: 17
Views: 8709

Re: Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy): 4th mag in late Dec / early J

After another stretch of several continuous days of almost total cloudiness, I observed Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) again today (Sat 3 Jan 2015), from Singapore city centre. At around 8.10pm this evening, I viewed it through my Meade LX90 8" SCT. The comet was in Eridanus, at 45 deg above the ESE hori...
by starfinder
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Congrats JiaHao! APOD today.
Replies: 1
Views: 893

Congrats JiaHao! APOD today.

Congrats to JiaHao!

His heroic composite image of the Geminids meteor shower atop freezing Mt Changbai in NE China is the Astronomy Photo of the Day (APOD) for today, 27 December 2014:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141227.html

A nice Christmas present.
by starfinder
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy): 4th mag in late Dec / early Jan
Replies: 17
Views: 8709

Re: Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy): 4th mag in late Dec / early J

After several days of total cloudiness, I managed to view Comet Q2 Lovejoy again early this morning, at around 2.15am - 3am on Sat 27 Dec 2014, from my home here in Singapore city. The comet was in northern Columba, near the border with Lepus. It appeared much brighter than when I last saw it on las...
by starfinder
Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy): 4th mag in late Dec / early Jan
Replies: 17
Views: 8709

Re: Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy): 4th mag in late Dec / early J

Rich, do try to catch this comet soon! Pity it's been so cloudy in the past few days. Here's an optimistic updated analysis of Comet Q2 Lovejoy: "Hi all, I have updated my analysis of comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy). You can find it at the URL http://kometen.fg-vds.de/aktause.htm It is very astonishing th...
by starfinder
Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: C2014/Q2 Lovejoy Comet from Mersing
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: C2014/Q2 Lovejoy Comet from Mersing

Great shot, Remus! That can be the official photo for the Comet Party.
by starfinder
Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Comet Lovejoy Party + Equip Festival 2015!!! [10 Jan 2015]
Replies: 113
Views: 38818

Re: Comet Lovejoy Party + Equipment Festival 2015!!!

Am looking forward to this! Sat 10 Jan 2015 was selected for this event as Comet Q2 Lovejoy would be at its brightest in those few days, presently estimated at mag +4.2. 10 Jan would just be a few days after the comet's closest approach to Earth on 7 Jan, with perihelion passage on 30 Jan. Furthermo...
by starfinder
Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy): 4th mag in late Dec / early Jan
Replies: 17
Views: 8709

Re: Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy): 4th mag in late Dec / early J

Thanks, Kochu! And here's a constellation-wide image which I took last night from Singapore city centre, which shows Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) set within Columba. The comet was then at around mag 5.7 Canon EOS 60D, single monochrome shot, ISO 1600, 3.2s untracked. Lens: Asahi SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8 ...
by starfinder
Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy): 4th mag in late Dec / early Jan
Replies: 17
Views: 8709

Re: Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy): 4th mag in late Dec / early J

Hey Rich, here's an update report as requested! I viewed the comet for the 2nd time today, Sat 20 Dec 2014 (the first was around last Monday), from Singapore city. The skies were quite clear this evening, from around 10pm to 2am+. I managed to view Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) through a variety of inst...
by starfinder
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB: Televue NP-101
Replies: 1
Views: 573

WTB: Televue NP-101

I'm looking for a Televue NP-101, in good condition.

Not sure if anyone in Sg has one in though...