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Sunday, 12 June 2016

[BAA-ebulletin 00921] New NOVA IN SCORPIUS PNV J17381927-3725077

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Although a bright(ish) new nova has been discovered in Scorpio it is well to
the south and sadly not visible from the UK.  However, for those of you with
access to telescopes in the southern hemisphere you are encouraged to have a
go at it.

It was discovered by Hideo Nishimura, Shizuoka-ken of Japan on 2016 June
10.63UT at magnitude 12.4 using a 200-m

f/3.2 lens + Canon digital camera EOS 5D and CCD.  It is located at: RA 17h
38m 19.27s DEC -37 25' 07.7" (2000).

Apparently, nothing was visible at this location on an image of 2016 May
14.71UT, May 18.61UT or June 5.53UT to a limiting magnitude of 13.0.

A mag 11.8, pre-discovery image has been found by T. Kojima, Gunma-ken,
Japan, on three frames using 135-mm lens + Canon EOS 6D digital camera, who
also advise nothing was visible at this location on two patrol frames
(Limiting mag.= 13) taken on 2016 June 5.582 UT.

K. Ayani, Bisei Astronomical Observatory (BAO) obtained a low-dispersion
spectrogram (resolution 0.5 nm, range 400-800 nm) of this PNV with the BAO
1.01-m telescope. It has a prominent and broad H-alpha emission line (FWHM
about 1800 km/s, equivalent width about 23 nm) and a broad H-beta emission
line, which shows that the PNV is a nova in early phase.

As always, you should report your observations to the BAAVSS and if you are
unsure how to do that then please contact the Director.

Roger Pickard, Director BAAVSS

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12th June 2016
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Saturday, 4 June 2016

[BAA-ebulletin 00920] NLC

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Noctilucent Cloud season begins.
NLC has been seen as far south as
Northern England(1/2 June 2016) and could be visible further south.
Look north about an hour after sunset to see bright electric blue
clouds that look like patterns in the sand. They are quite bright so
can be seen even in strong moonlight or heavy light pollution. Any
reports would be welcome to sandra-b@hotmail.co.uk

Cheers & clear skies(which I don't
have at the moment)

Sandra Brantingham
Aurora (and NLC) director

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Thursday, 19 May 2016

[BAA-ebulletin 00915] Summer Meeting in York is now fully booked

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Dear All

I am writing to let you know that the Summer Meeting is now fully booked.

The office will have a waiting list so if anyone cancels we will offer the
place to you on a first come basis.

Thanks
Hazel

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*Hazel Collett*
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
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Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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[BAA-ebulletin 00916] Request for night sky images over Dedham Vale

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Bob Mizon (Commission for Dark Skies) is seeking images of dark night
skies over Dedham Vale (Essex/Suffolk border). This is to help the
local Dedham Vale Society in its proposed protected dark sky
designation within the IDA scheme.

Bob will be pleased to receive them at bob.mizon AT yahoo.co.uk
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
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Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

[BAA-ebulletin 00914] Correction to date of the next BAA Meeting on Wednesday 25th May

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Appologies for the error - the correct date for the meeting is 25th May
2016.

Hazel

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I would like to remind you that the next meeting of the BAA will be on
Wednesday *25th May 2016* in the new lecture room, Burlington House.

17:30    Dr Jeremy Shears BAA President - Welcome and Ordinary Meeting,
notices.
17:40    John Toone - The George Alcock Memorial Lecture, 'Systematic
visual photometry of variable stars'

18:35    Dr Joanna Dunkley (Oxford) - 'The invisible universe'

19:25    Nick James - Sky notes

20:00    Close

Doors open at 17.00 and the meeting will start at 17.30 and is due to finish
by 20:00. Tea will be served outside the lecture room on the ground floor
from 17:00

Hope to see you there

Hazel

Hazel Collett
Meeting Secretary

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

Friday, 13 May 2016

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (May 10, 2016)

We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage: 252P/LINEAR: - a 3.0x4.0 degrees chart for the period 12 -27 May 2016 This new chart is now available in the charts section of our mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (May 2, 2016)

Dear comet observers,
We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage:    C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS):    - a 9x12 degrees chart for the period 4 - 24 May 2016    This new chart is now available in the charts section of our  mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro    Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (April 19, 2016)

We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage: 

   252P/LINEAR:    - a 4.5x6.0 degrees chart for the period 21 April - 12 May 2016  
  This new chart is now available in the charts section of our  mainpage at:

 http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro    Reinder Bouma/Edwin Van Dik

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Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

Sunday, 17 April 2016

[BAA-ebulletin 00910] Further information about the Summer Meeting

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Dear all

Re the email sent earlier about the Summer Meeting - the date is here is
some further information

Date - SATURDAY 2nd July 2016
Venue - Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET.

Cost - All BAA members & members of BAA affiliated societies and under 16's
£5.00, Non-Members £7.50 **** Closing Date 20th June 2016 ****

Times - doors open at 10.00 am and the meeting will close at 6.00 pm.

For booking details see www.britastro.org/summermeeting2016

 Our speakers are: -

Dr Simon Dye, Nottingham: Weighing Galaxies and Clusters 'using
gravitational lensing'
Prof. Sean Paling: Deep Underground Science at Boulby Mine:The Search for
Dark Matter & Beyond…
Dr Rita Tojeiro, St Andrews: "Mapping the Universe: from bright stars to
dark energy"
Dr Giles Hammond, Glasgow: Advanced LIGO & Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Mr Harley Katz, Cambridge: Galaxy Formation andEvolution - Theory vs.
Observation

We also have thse retailers attending: - BAA Sales, Peak 2 Valley
Instruments, The Widescreen Centre, Grover's Optics Shop

We look forward to seeing you in York

Hazel & John

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Dr John Mason Organiser
*Hazel Collett*
*Meetings Secretary For the British Astronomical Association*
*Burlington House*
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*London*
*W1J 0DU*
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Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
--
Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (April 12, 2016)

Dear comet observers,
We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage:    C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS):    - a 4.5x6.0 degrees chart for the period 13 April - 4 May 2016    This new chart is now available in the charts section of our  mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro    Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
--
Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/