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Thursday, 18 December 2014

The Christmas Comet

Ephemeris for C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy

Omega= 12.3870 OMEGA= 94.9855 i= 80.3025 q= 1.290622 a=586.113533
e=0.997798 P=14189.681 T= 2015 January 30.0871 Equinox= 2000
Magnitudes calculated from m= 3.7+5.0*Log(d)+17.7*Log(r)+0.000*Beta

Station: UK
Latitude: 53.000 Longitude: 0.000 Magnetic variation: 0.0
Observing constraints: Sun below -13. deg Object above***** deg

December 2014 Positions for 00:00 ET, Times in UT

Elong Moon Comet
Day R.A. B1950 Dec R.A. J2000 Dec Mag D R Trans
Observable Sun Moon Phase Tail pA d RA dDec

1/ 2 7 33.5 -43.58 7 35.0 -44.04 7.2 1.03 1.56 2.52
Not Observable 102 102 78 34 317 -10 2
2/ 3 7 30.9 -43.50 7 32.5 -43.57 7.1 1.00 1.55 2.46
Not Observable 103 95 87 36 319 -11 3
3/ 4 7 28.2 -43.41 7 29.8 -43.48 7.0 0.98 1.54 2.39
Not Observable 103 87 93 37 320 -12 3
4/ 5 7 25.4 -43.31 7 26.9 -43.37 6.9 0.96 1.54 2.33
Not Observable 104 80 98 39 322 -12 4
5/ 6 7 22.4 -43.20 7 23.9 -43.26 6.8 0.94 1.53 2.26
Not Observable 105 73 100 41 323 -13 4
6/ 7 7 19.2 -43.07 7 20.8 -43.13 6.7 0.92 1.52 2.19
Not Observable 106 67 100 43 325 -14 5
7/ 8 7 15.9 -42.53 7 17.5 -42.58 6.7 0.90 1.51 2.11
Not Observable 107 63 98 45 327 -15 6
8/ 9 7 12.4 -42.36 7 14.0 -42.42 6.6 0.88 1.51 2.04
Not Observable 108 60 94 47 328 -16 6
9/10 7 8.7 -42.18 7 10.3 -42.23 6.5 0.86 1.50 1.56
Not Observable 109 59 88 49 330 -16 7
10/11 7 4.8 -41.58 7 6.4 -42.03 6.4 0.84 1.49 1.48
Not Observable 110 60 81 52 332 -17 8
11/12 7 0.8 -41.35 7 2.4 -41.40 6.3 0.82 1.48 1.40
Not Observable 111 63 73 54 334 -18 9
12/13 6 56.6 -41.10 6 58.2 -41.15 6.2 0.80 1.48 1.32
Not Observable 112 67 65 56 336 -19 10
13/14 6 52.2 -40.43 6 53.8 -40.47 6.1 0.78 1.47 1.24
Not Observable 113 72 55 59 338 -20 11
14/15 6 47.5 -40.12 6 49.2 -40.16 6.0 0.76 1.46 1.15
Not Observable 114 79 46 61 340 -22 12
15/16 6 42.7 -39.38 6 44.4 -39.41 5.9 0.74 1.46 1.07
Not Observable 115 86 36 64 342 -23 14
16/17 6 37.7 -39.01 6 39.4 -39.04 5.8 0.72 1.45 0.58
Not Observable 116 93 27 67 344 -24 15
17/18 6 32.5 -38.20 6 34.2 -38.22 5.7 0.70 1.44 0.49
Not Observable 117 101 18 70 347 -25 17
18/19 6 27.1 -37.34 6 28.8 -37.36 5.6 0.68 1.44 0.39
Not Observable 118 109 11 72 349 -26 18
19/20 6 21.5 -36.45 6 23.2 -36.46 5.6 0.66 1.43 0.30
Not Observable 119 117 5 75 351 -28 20
20/21 6 15.7 -35.50 6 17.4 -35.52 5.5 0.64 1.42 0.20
Not Observable 120 123 1 78 354 -29 22
21/22 6 9.7 -34.51 6 11.5 -34.52 5.4 0.63 1.42 0.10
Not Observable 122 126 0 81 357 -30 24
22/23 6 3.5 -33.46 6 5.4 -33.46 5.3 0.61 1.41 0.00
Not Observable 123 127 1 84 359 -31 27
23/24 5 57.2 -32.35 5 59.1 -32.35 5.2 0.60 1.41 23.50
Not Observable 124 124 5 87 3 -33 29
24/25 5 50.7 -31.19 5 52.6 -31.18 5.1 0.58 1.40 23.39
22.45 to 0.34 125 117 11 90 6 -34 31
25/26 5 44.1 -29.56 5 46.0 -29.54 5.0 0.57 1.39 23.29
21.58 to 0.60 126 109 20 93 9 -35 34
26/27 5 37.4 -28.26 5 39.3 -28.24 4.9 0.55 1.39 23.18
21.21 to 1.16 127 98 30 96 12 -37 37
27/28 5 30.5 -26.50 5 32.5 -26.48 4.8 0.54 1.38 23.08
20.47 to 1.28 128 87 41 99 16 -38 40
28/29 5 23.5 -25.06 5 25.6 -25.04 4.8 0.53 1.38 22.57
20.16 to 1.37 129 76 53 102 19 -39 43
29/30 5 16.5 -23.16 5 18.5 -23.13 4.7 0.52 1.37 22.46
19.46 to 1.45 130 64 64 105 23 -40 45
30/31 5 9.3 -21.19 5 11.5 -21.16 4.6 0.51 1.37 22.35
19.17 to 1.52 131 53 74 108 27 -41 48
31/32 5 2.2 -19.16 5 4.4 -19.12 4.6 0.50 1.36 22.24
18.49 to 1.58 131 43 83 111 31 -42 51


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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00829] A Christmas Comet

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A comet discovered from Australia by Terry Lovejoy on August 16 has
brightened quite rapidly. 2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is currently too far
south to be seen from the UK, although it is being imaged with remote
telescopes. See for example the image by Damian Peach at
http://www.damianpeach.com/deepsky/c2014_q2_2014_12_14dp.jpg with
other images in the Section archive at
http://www.britastro.org/cometobs/2014q2/index.html The comet is
heading northwards and might be seen from the UK in about a week's
time, but it will be very low down in the south so you will need an
unobstructed horizon. By Christmas it will be easier to see, but
still low down and highest around midnight. The comet should be at
its brightest at around 4th to 5th magnitude in the first half of
January when it will be conveniently visible in the evening sky.
There are finder charts on the Computing Section web page at
http://britastro.org/computing/charts_comet.html

The comet is unlikely to show much of a tail, but one of a degree or
so in length might be seen with binoculars. It will probably show
quite a large diffuse coma, with a stronger central condensation. You
will need dark skies to see it to best effect, but it will be
sufficiently bright that even city dwellers should be able to find it
in binoculars when it is higher in the sky in January. Interesting
imaging opportunities include the early hours of December 29 when the
comet is very close to M79, mid January when it is relatively close to
the Pleiades and February 2 when it transects the line between M34 and
NGC752. Please send any images to Denis Buczynski at
cometobs@britastro.org

Simple instructions on comet observation are in the BAA Observing
Guide - see http://britastro.org/product/1198 Please send visual
observations to me, if possible in standard ICQ format. The more
comprehensive Section Observing Guide to Comets is currently out of
print, however a pdf version of the draft new edition will be
available in the Members area of the BAA web site in the near future.
The Section web page at http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jds/ is regularly
updated and will have all the latest information on the comet.

Clear skies and a happy Christmas observing the comet!

Jonathan Shanklin
Director

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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
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Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Binocular Comet Lovejoy Heading To The Inner Solar System

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/observing-news/binocular-comet-lovejoy-heading-c2014-q2-lovejoy-1211142/?et_mid=709591&rid=246895886

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Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Weekend meteor shower

Space Weather News for Dec. 12, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

GEMINID METEOR SHOWER: The best meteor shower of the year, the
Geminids, peaks this weekend when Earth passes through a stream of
debris from "rock comet" 3200 Phaethon. Forecasters expect to see as
many as 120 meteors per hour when the shower peaks on Dec. 13th and
14th. Visit http://spaceweather.com for photos and observing tips.

AURORA WATCH: A geomagnetic storm is underway on Dec. 12th as Earth
enters a high-speed stream of solar wind. Aurora alerts are available
from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and
http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
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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 00828] Live observations of Geminid meteors on the BAA website

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This weekend will be the highlight of the meteor observing year, with
the Geminid meteor shower reaching its peak in the early hours of
Sunday morning. You can find details of how to observe the shower in
the eBulletin that John Mason circulated yesterday.

To help as many people as possible to see the meteors, we are also
running an online observing event on the BAA website, which you can
find here: <http://britastro.org/2014geminids>. We are posting images
recorded by two upward-pointing CCTV cameras operated by Nick James in
Chelmsford.

Nick's cameras automatically take images whenever they detect movement
in the sky, and the images are posted to the BAA website almost
immediately. In the past couple of nights, they have already recorded
more than a dozen meteors, and we hope they will record many more over
the weekend.

The automated nature of these cameras means that in addition to
meteors, they also detect many planes, birds, clouds, especially in
the early evening. If you have an account on the BAA website (which
you can set up by visiting <http://www.britastro.org/user/register>),
you can submit votes for which images you think are of genuine
meteors, and which you think bogus. You can also see what other users
think.

This is, of course, no substitute for going out, doing your own meteor
watches and submitting your results to the Meteor Section. See
<http://britastro.org/article_render/5885> for more information about
how to do that. However, our online event will hopefully prove a fun
way for you to see some of the very fine images being produced by
video cameras operated by Meteor Section members in the NEMETODE
network.

Clear skies!

Dominic.

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Dr Dominic Ford
BAA Website Manager
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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
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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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Friday, 12 December 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00827] GEMINID METEOR SHOWER UNDERWAY

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GEMINID METEOR SHOWER UNDERWAY

The Geminid meteor shower is now underway, with peak activity expected
throughout the coming weekend..

The Geminids are the richest of the annual meteor showers, with rates
outstripping those of the Perseids for a 24-hour interval centred on their
14 December maximum. The peak this year coincides with a last quarter Moon
in Virgo, so there should be comparatively little interference by moonlight
even during the early morning hours. The highest observed rates are most
likely during the night of December 13/14, particularly in the pre-dawn
hours of Sunday, December 14, and conveniently during a weekend.

This year, Geminid maximum is expected at around 07h on Sunday, 14th
December, when the peak Geminid Zenithal Hourly Rate may reach 120 m/h.
There is the added bonus of an increased proportional abundance of bright
events after maximum; past observations show that bright Geminids become
more numerous some hours after the rates have peaked, a consequence of
particle-sorting in the meteor stream.

The Geminid maximum is quite broad so it is important to have a spread of
observers making observations throughout the nights of 12th/13th, 13th/14th
and on 14th/15th December to ensure adequate coverage of the shower maximum.
In addition, observations by BAA members in North America and the Far East
will be welcomed by the Meteor Section to improve coverage of the period of
peak shower activity.

The Geminid radiant (at RA 07h 32m Dec +33o, just north of Castor) rises
early in the evening and reaches a respectable altitude well before
midnight, so observers who are unable to stay up late can still contribute
useful watches.

Meteor showers are supposed to come from periodic comets, yet there is no
very short period comet that matches the orbit of the Geminid meteoroid
stream. Instead, the orbit of the Geminids is occupied by an object called
3200 Phaethon, which looks remarkably like a rocky asteroid. A group of
astronomers led by David Jewitt of UCLA have been using NASA's STEREO probes
to take a closer look at 3200 Phaethon when it passes closest to the Sun. In
2010 one of the STEREO probes recorded a doubling of Phaethon's brightness
as it approached the Sun, as if sunlight were shining through a cloud of
dust around the asteroid.

The observers began to suspect 3200 Phaethon was something new - a "rock
comet" which is, essentially, an asteroid that approaches so close to the
Sun that solar heating scorches dusty debris right off its rocky surface
forming a tail of rocky grains. Seeing 3200 Phaethon sprout a tail, even a
small one, provides some confidence that Phaethon is indeed the source of
the Geminids - but a mystery remains: How can such a stubby protuberance
produce such a grand meteor shower? Only time and further continued
observations may provide the answer.

Geminid meteors enter the atmosphere at a relatively slow 35 km/sec, and
thanks to their robust (rocky/asteroidal as opposed to dusty/cometary)
nature tend to last longer than most in luminous flight. Unlike swift
Perseid or Orionid meteors, which last only a few tenths of a second,
Geminids may be visible for a second or longer, sometimes appearing to
fragment into a train of 'blobs'. Their relatively low speed and the
abundance of bright events makes the Geminids a prime target for imaging.

For further information, or copies of report forms, observing notes, and
details of how to carry out group meteor watches, please visit the BAA
Meteor Section website at http://britastro.org/meteor

This e-bulletin issued by:

John W. Mason, Director, BAA Meteor Section

2014 December 10


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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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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Lyra and Kag Skywatch

WHERE AND WHEN:

Saturday night at Kessingland Beach and Sailors Home Pub-meet at the
Beach sea wall at 19.00 for Skywatch and the pub later for a buffet
and talk.

All invited-clear skies and weather permitting.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1592042251017077/?context=create&previousaction=create&source=49&sid_create=3810721024

The Weather for Saturday night in Kessingland: https://www.metcheck.com/UK/dayforecast.asp?zipcode=Kessingland&day=3&locationID=63157&lat=52.4&lon=1.7&findtype=

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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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Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
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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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Monday, 8 December 2014

Study: Astronauts face a growing peril from space radiation

Space Weather News for Dec. 6, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

SPACE RADIATION: According to a new study just published in the
research journal Space Weather, astronauts face a growing peril from
space radiation. Rising fluxes of cosmic rays inside the solar system
place increasingly strict limits on the amount of time explorers can
safely travel through interplanetary space. Visit
http://spaceweather.com for more information and links to the complete
study.

AURORA WATCH: Arctic sky watchers should be alert for auroras this
weekend. Earth is passing through a fast-moving stream of solar wind,
and this is causing geomagnetic unrest around the poles. Geomagnetic
storm alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and
http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).

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Good Clear Skies
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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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Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
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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/
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Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (December 6, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

- a 4.5x6.0 degrees chart for the period 8 - 16 December 2014

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy):

- a 9x12 degrees chart for the period 10 - 22 December 2014


These new charts are now available in the charts section of our
mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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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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Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
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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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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Geminid meteor shower gets an early start

Space Weather News for Dec. 1, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

EARLY GEMINIDS: Earth is entering a stream of debris from "rock comet"
3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower. The shower
is not expected to peak until Dec. 14th, but NASA meteor cameras are
detecting Geminid fireballs over the USA two weeks early. Visit
http://spaceweather.com for images and updates.

AURORA WATCH: A high-speed solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's
magnetic field on Dec. 1-2. High-latitude sky watchers, especially
those around the Arctic Circle, should be alert for auroras in the
nights ahead. Geomagnetic storm alerts are available from
http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com
(voice).


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Good Clear Skies
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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
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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 00826] Reminder for the next BAA meeting on 13th December

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I would like to remind you that the next meeting of the BAA will be on
Saturday 13th December in the University College London Christopher Ingold
Building. 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ.

This meeting is now heavily booked and we expect to have a waiting list.

The early booking offer for members closed on November 25th, but there are
still a few places left for which there will be a £5.00 charge (BAA members
and non members alike) - please contact the office immediately if you would
like to reserve a place.

Do let us know straight away if you have already booked, but will not now
be able to come, so that we can give your place to someone else.

Because we have so many people coming we will split the registration into
alpha sets so please go to the table appropriate to your surname to help
ease any overcrowding.

The programme for the afternoon is: -

14:30 - Welcome by the BAA President Mrs Hazel McGee, notices and Ordinary
Meeting. Presentation of the Sir Patrick Moore Prize
14:45 - Christmas Lecture - Lord Rees, The BAA Christmas Lecture: "The next
25 years in astronomy -- some hopes and speculations"
15:45 - Tea
16:15 - Prof Mike Barlow UCL - `Supernovae, red giant stars and the dust
content of galaxies at high and low redshifts.'
17:15 - Sky Notes - Nick James
17:45 - close

Doors open at *13:45* and the meeting will start at 14:30 and is due to
finish by 17:30. Tea will be served mid afternoon at 15:45. Please note
there will not be any tea before the meeting.

We will also have the BAA Sales Stand and Astronomia coming for you to
visit as it is an ideal time to buy those stocking fillers for Christmas.

Hazel Collett
Meetings 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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Fwd: Electric Blue Clouds over Antarctica

Space Weather News for Nov. 29, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

NASA's AIM spacecraft has spotted electric-blue clouds forming over
Antarctica. These are noctilucent clouds (NLCs) and their apparition
marks the beginning of the 2014-2015 season for southern NLCs. By the
second week of December, Antarctica could be blanketed in electric
blue. Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information and updates.

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Good Clear Skies
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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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Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
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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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Monday, 24 November 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (November 22, 2014)

We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage:

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy):

- a 6x8 degrees chart for the period 23 November - 10 December 2014


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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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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Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/
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Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (November 23, 2013)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

- a 6x8 degrees chart for the period 25 November - 4 December 2014


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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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Monday, 17 November 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00825] Computing section asteroid and comet charts

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I'd just like to let you know that the Asteroid and Comet ephemerides and

charts have been updated, and available for viewing on the Computing Section

website:

http://britastro.org/computing/charts_asteroid.html

http://britastro.org/computing/charts_comet.html

Charts are available as either an interactive chart (whereby hovering the

mouse over an object will provide more details), or as a red on black

non-interactive version that would be suitable for retaining night vision.

Asteroids chosen are based upon those of a brighter nature (not greater than


12.0 magnitude) as they reach opposition.

The Comets chosen are compiled from a list provided by the Comet Section

website (http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jds/)

To all members, I would encourage you to have a wander around the Computing

section website, as there a quite a few very useful programs to assist with

your observations, not to mention data and links to useful third party
websites.

Enjoy

Steve Harvey

baa[at]steveharvey[dot]co[dot]uk

Computing Section



2014 11 17
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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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Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
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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/
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[BAA-ebulletin 00824] Reminder about the Christmas Lecture - closing date is 25th November.

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I would like to remind you the closing date to pre book your place for the
Christmas Lecture is fast approaching.

So if you would like to come and hear Lord Rees, the Astronomer Royal, give
the BAA Christmas Lecture in University College London, Christopher Ingold
Building, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ on 13th December please book
now.

To book a place please use the form on the BAA website on webpage
www.britastro.org/xmaslecture and email or post to the BAA office
office@britastro.org.

If you sent your form to 'meetings@gmail.com' please can you resend to
office@britastro.org please.

Doors open at 14:00. Meeting starts at 14:30 in the lecture theatre and
will be finished by 18:00. Tea & Coffee will be served at 15:45 in the
Ramsey Room.

If you would like to attend please book a place before 25th November using
the attached booking form. Alternatively you can ring the BAA office, or
you can find the form on our webpage at www.britastro.org/xmaslecture.

It will be free to all BAA members and affiliated society members if booked
in advance and for non-members the cost will be £5.00. If you turn up on
the day having not pre-booked the charge will be £5.00 to all.

If you book and then find you cannot come please do let us know soonest as
there may be a waiting list and we can give your seat to someone else.

Looking forward to seeing you there
Hazel

Hazel Collett
Meetings Secretary
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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Resurgent old sunspot crackles with flares

Space Weather News for Nov. 16, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

Back for a second trip across the face of the Sun, old sunspot AR2192
is growing again and crackling with M-class solar flares. The active
region has an unstable magnetic field that harbors energy for even
stronger X-flares. Future eruptions could affect Earth as the sunspot
turns toward our planet in the days ahead. Check
http://spaceweather.com for updates.

DON'T MISS THE NEXT FLARE: Real-time X-flare alerts are available from
http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com
(voice).


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Good Clear Skies
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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Philae

Credit: ESA.
 
Description
Rosetta will deploy the Philae lander to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for in situ analysis with its 10 instruments:
  • APXS: Alpha Proton X-ray Spectrometer (studying the chemical composition of the landing site and its potential alteration during the comet's approach to the Sun)
  • CIVA: Comet Nucleus Infrared and Visible Analyser (six cameras to take panoramic pictures of the comet surface)
  • CONSERT: COmet Nucleus Sounding Experiment by Radiowave Transmission (studying the internal structure of the comet nucleus with Rosetta orbiter)
  • COSAC: The COmetary SAmpling and Composition experiment (detecting and identifying complex organic molecules)
  • PTOLEMY: Using MODULUS protocol (Methods Of Determining and Understanding Light elements from Unequivocal Stable isotope compositions) to understand the geochemistry of light elements, such as hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen.
  • MUPUS: MUlti-PUrpose Sensors for Surface and Sub-Surface Science (studying the properties of the comet surface and immediate sub-surface)
  • ROLIS: Rosetta Lander Imaging System (providing the first close-up images of the landing site)
  • ROMAP: Rosetta Lander Magnetometer and Plasma Monitor (studying the magnetic field and plasma environment of the comet)
  • SD2: Sampling, drilling and distribution subsystem (drilling up to 23 cm depth and delivering material to onboard instruments for analysis)
  • SESAME: Surface Electric Sounding and Acoustic Monitoring Experiment (probing the mechanical and electrical parameters of the comet)
 
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Tune In....

http://rosetta.esa.int/

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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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Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
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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/
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[BAA-ebulletin 00823] Rosetta mission update

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As many members will be aware, the European Space Agency's Rosetta
spacecraft will attempt the first ever landing on the surface of a
comet today-Wednesday Nov 12.

BAA Council member Nick James is also the Lead Engineer for the
project at BAE Systems in Chelmsford. Last night he gave me an update
on the sequence of events we can expect over the next few days, and
you can hear what he had to say in a video released this morning on
the BAA website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3jXMELkccQ

The key moments on Wednesday will be:

06:00 - Rosetta delivery manoeuvre
07:35 - Final Go/No go
09:03 - Philae separates from Rosetta
09:43 - Loss of Rosetta signal during post-delivery manoeuvre
10:53 - Regain signal from Rosetta
11:59 - First descent data
16:02 - Predicted landing time
17:35 - Expected receipt of first 360 deg panorama

All times are UTC (GMT), Earth received time. Events at the spacecraft
happen 28 minutes earlier.

We have our fingers crossed that all goes well, and will, of course,
publish updates on the BAA website as soon as we hear news!

Dominic Ford, BAA Website Manager
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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Saturday, 8 November 2014

X-flare and Martian Meteor Shower

Space Weather News for Nov. 7, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

MARTIAN METEOR SHOWER: NASA and European spacecraft have detected
evidence of a "spectacular" meteor shower on Mars caused by the close
approach of Comet Siding Spring last month. If a human had been
standing on the Red Planet at the time, they might have seen thousands
of meteors per hour followed by a widespread yellow afterglow that
lasted for days. Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information.

X-FLARE! Active sunspot AR2205 produced a potent X1-class solar flare
on Nov. 7th, causing a strong HF radio blackout on the dayside of our
planet. More X-flares are in the offing as the sunspot turns toward
Earth this weekend. Visit http://spaceweather.com for updates.

DID YOU MISS THE FLARE? Next time get a phone call. Real-time solar
activity alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text)
and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
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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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Friday, 7 November 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (November 6, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

- a 9x12 degrees chart for the period 8 - 14 November 2014
- two 6x8 degrees charts for the period 14 - 25 November 2014

These new charts are now available in the charts section of our
mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Actve Sunspot AR2205

Space Weather News for Nov. 4, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

Crackling with M-class solar flares, an active sunspot is emerging
over the sun's northeastern limb. The new region, numbered AR2205,
has produced multiple CMEs in the past 48 hours. So far Earth is
outside the line of fire, and the solar storm clouds are sailing wide
of our planet. This could change, however, as the sunspot turns toward
Earth in the days ahead. Visit http://spaceweather.com for more
information and updates.

DID YOU MISS THE FLARES? Next time get a phone call. Real-time solar
activity alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text)
and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


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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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Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
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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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Sunday, 2 November 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00822] Result of the ballot for the BAA Council

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BAA electronic bulletin
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Result of the ballot for the BAA Council



The result of the Ballot for next year's Council of the BAA was
announced at the Annual General Meeting last Wednesday. The number of
votes given for each candidate was as follows:



President H. McGee 399

Vice-President W. Leatherbarrow (ex officio)

Treasurer A. Lorrain 392

Secretary (Business) W. Tarver 353

Secretary (Meetings) H. Collett 377

Secretary (Papers) J. Shears 372



Other elected Members of Council:

N. Hewitt 357

N. James 353

A. Davies 347

P. Abel 338

D. Boyd 337

D. Arditti 318

S. Moore 316

L. Crook 302

R. Johnson 300

J. Chuter 242



The remaining candidates received insufficient votes and were not
elected. As the elected Council member receiving the most votes, Dr N.
Hewitt becomes the second Vice-President for the coming session.



465 ballot papers were received of which 51 were invalid.



Bill Tarver, Business Secretary

2014 November 2
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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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Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
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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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Saturday, 1 November 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00821] Novae and Supernovae

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It would seem there is a lot of excitement in some quarters at the
moment about 2 possible supernovae and a possible nova.

The latter, PNV J03093063+2638031, was discovered by Seiji Ueda
(Hokkaido, Japan) on 2014 Oct. 29.630 UT, at mag 11.0 in Aries on an
unfiltered CCD image.. It's position is R.A. 03h09m29.86s Decl.
+26°38'04.49" (J2000.0). The discovery image can be found at
http://meineko.sakura.ne.jp/ccd/PNV_J03093063+2638031.jpg.

It is well placed for observation in the later evening. However, the
latest spectroscopic observations show that it is probably not a nova
but a WZ Sge type star (a cataclysmic variable). Nonetheless,
observations would still be appreciated by the variable star section.

Now the possible supernovae. The first, PSN J12215757+0428185, was
discovered by Koichi Itagaki, Yamagata, Japan on 2014 Oct. 29.8376 UT,
at mag 13.6 again using an unfiltered CCD in M61. It's position is
R.A. 12h21m57.57s Decl. +04°28'18.5" (J2000.0). The discovery image
is at http://www.k-itagaki.jp/images/4303.jpg

The last object is MASTER OT J120451.50+265946.6 in NGC 4080 (see ATel
#6634): http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=6634, a possible 13.9
mag supernova discovered on 2014-10-28.87454 UT. Its position is 12h
04m 51.50s +26d 59m 46.6s.

So, unfortunately, these two objects are almost impossible to observe
from the UK, rising just before dawn. However, for those with access
to remote telescopes (iTelescope, etc) you may stand a better chance.
However, once again, the VSS will be delighted to recieve your
observations.

Roger Pickard, VSS Director
roger.pickard@sky.com
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Friday, 31 October 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00820] BAA Christmas Lecture - 2014 December 13

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Dear All

The meeting in December is likely to be very well supported as we are
fortunate that Lord Rees, the Astronomer Royal, has agreed to give the
BAA Christmas Lecture. This meeting will be in University College
London, Christopher Ingold Building, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H
0AJ on 13th December.

Doors open at 14:00. Meeting starts at 14:30 in the lecture theatre
and will be finished by 18:00. Tea & Coffee will be served at 15:45 in
the Ramsey Room.

If you would like to attend please book a place before 25th November
using the attached booking form. Alternatively you can ring the BAA
office, or you can find the form on our webpage
atwww.britastro.org/xmaslecture.

It will be free to all BAA members and affiliated society members if
booked in advance and for non-members the cost will be £5.00. If you
turn up on the day having not pre-booked the charge will be £5.00 to
all.

If you book and then find you cannot come please do let us know
soonest as there may be a waiting list and we can give your seat to
someone else.

Looking forward to seeing you there

Hazel

Hazel Collett
Meetings Secretary

Message sent: 2014-10-30


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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Monday, 27 October 2014

Rapid-fire X-flares from Giant Sunspot 2192

Space Weather News for Oct. 25, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

Solar activity continues to be at high levels this weekend as giant
sunspot AR2192 crackles with strong flares, including two X-class
explosions in less than 24 hours. The flares are causing intermittent
HF radio blackouts around the dayside of Earth. However, no major
CMEs are yet heading in our direction. Visit http://spaceweather.com
for more information and updates.

DID YOU MISS THE FLARES? Next time get a phone call. Real-time solar
activity alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text)
and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

[BAA-ebulletin 00819] Reminder of the next BAA meeting and AGM

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I would like to remind you that the Annual General Meeting of the BAA will
be held next Wednesday 29th October in the RAS lecture room, Burlington
House, Piccadilly, London.

17.30 Open AGM, minutes, report on the Accounts by Mr Alan Lorrain,
Treasurer

17.45 President's Review of the Year and presentation of the Awards
and Medals for 2013-'14

18.30 Report of the results of the Ballot for Council

18.40 The Presidential Address:
Mrs Hazel McGee, "Reflecting the Candle: 124 years of
the Journal of the BAA"

19.15 Close AGM. Open Ordinary Meeting, minutes, notices

19.25 Sky Notes - Dr Paul Abel

19.45 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 in the RAS Library from 17:00.

Hope to see you there

Hazel Collett, Meetings Secretary
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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (October 27, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

- a 12x16 degrees chart for the period 27 October - 5 November 2014


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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Solar eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23rd

Space Weather News for Oct. 22, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

Solar activity is surging on the eve of Thursday's solar eclipse.
Giant sunspot AR2192 is crackling with M- and X-class solar flares as
the Moon approaches the sun for a partial eclipse that will be visible
across almost all of North America on Oct. 23rd. The eclipse will be
particularly beautiful in the Central Time Zone where maximum coverage
occurs at sunset. Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information.

SOLAR FLARE ALERTS: Giant sunspot AR2192 is poised to erupt again.
Would you like to know when flares are in progress? Realtime alerts
are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and
http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Monday, 20 October 2014

Big Sunspot Produces X-Flare

Space Weather News for Oct. 19, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

X-FLARE: Solar activity increased sharply on Oct. 19th when huge
sunspot AR2192 unleashed an X1-class solar flare. The blast produced
an HF radio blackout on the dayside of Earth and it likely hurled a
CME into space. Check http://spaceweather.com for pictures of the
flare and more information about possible Earth-effects.

DID YOU MISS THE FLARE? Next time get a phone call. Realtime solar
activity alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text)
and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


--
Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Orionid meteor shower on night of October 20-21

http://earthsky.org/tonight/orionid-meteors-are-debris-from-famous-comet-halley?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=0d18e068cb-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-0d18e068cb-393732205

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/17oct_orionids/

http://spaceweather.com/

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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/
--
Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (October 18, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

- a 12x16 degrees chart for the period 19 - 27 October 2014


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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/
--
Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Friday, 17 October 2014

A Big Sunspot Emerges

Space Weather News for Oct. 17, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

A large and active sunspot is emerging over the sun's southeastern
limb. Only two to three days ago, this active region unleashed
multiple flares and hurled a massive CME over the edge of the sun. If
these eruptions continue apace, solar activity could sharply increase
in the days ahead as the sunspot turns to face Earth. Visit
http://spaceweather.com for photos and updates.

REAL-TIME SOLAR FLARE ALERTS are available from
http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com
(voice).


--
Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Comet Siding Spring is about to buzz Mars

Space Weather News for Oct. 16, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

MARS COMET: This weekend, Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) will make a
historically close approach to Mars. Satellites and rovers will get
an eye-full as the green comet passes less than 140,000 km above the
Red Planet's surface. No one knows what will happen. Possible
side-effects of the flyby include a Martian meteor shower and auroras.
More information and amateur images of the comet approaching Mars
may be found on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com .


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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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/

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (October 10, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

- a 12x16 degrees chart for the period 11 - 19 October 2014


C/2013 V5 (Oukaïmeden):

- a 4.5x6.0 degrees chart for the period 10 - 20 October 2014


These new charts are 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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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)

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Total Lunar Eclipse!

Space Weather News for Oct. 7, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON: The Moon is about to pass through the
shadow of Earth, producing a colorful lunar eclipse. Sky watchers in
the Americas, Australia, Pacific islands and parts of Asia can expect
to see the full Moon turn beautiful shades of red and turquoise for
nearly an hour on Wednesday morning, Oct. 8th. Check
http://spaceweather.com for viewing times and observing tips.

LIVE WEBCAST: Got clouds? No problem. The eclipse will be broadcast
live on the web by the Coca-Cola Science Center:
http://www.ccssc.org/webcast.html


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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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)

Monday, 6 October 2014

Stratospheric Radiation Rebounds Following CME Strike

Space Weather News for Oct. 3, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

STRATOSPHERIC RADIATION: Stratospheric radiation levels are returning
to normal, according to a Space Weather Buoy launched on Sept. 28th by
students in California. This follows a mid-September drop in ionizing
radiation caused, ironically, by a strong solar storm and CME strike.
Data and a discussion of the phenomenon may be found on today's
edition of http://spaceweather.com.


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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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)

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00818] Final Reminder for Saturday October 11th 2014 Back to Basics Workshop in Glasgow

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BAA electronic bulletin
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We do still have a few places left for this workshop so if you or someone
you know would like to attend please contact the BAA office this week.

Saturday October 11th 2014 we are running a Back to Basics Workshop in
Glasgow at the Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre (George Square) Hotel, 187
George Street, Glasgow, G1 1YU

This programme of talks and practical sessions is a way to help you learn
basic techniques and develop your interest to its full potential.
Experienced people will be on hand help you and to answer any questions you
may have

The cost for meeting is Free to all but if you would like refreshments (tea
or coffee) and the buffet lunch the cost is £8.00

This is the programme for the day: -

10:00

Registration – Tea/coffee

10:30

Official welcome – BAA Vice President – Mr Tom Boles

10:35

So what astronomy can I do? – Mrs Hazel Collett

10:45

What equipment & books do I need? – Dr Stewart Moore

11:30

Lunar observing & Workshop – Mr Nick James

12:15

Lunch


13:15

Astronomical Society of Glasgow - David Degan, President.

13:30

Planet observing & Workshop – Dr John Rogers

14:15

Solar observing and Workshop – Ms Lyn Smith

15:30

Afternoon Tea

16:00

Starting Radio Astronomy – Mr Paul Hyde

16:45

Feedback, Q&A session & Raffle

17:00

Close

To book please phone the BAA office, 020 7734 4145, or e-mail
office@britastro.org

Hazel Collett
Meetings Secretary
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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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)

Monday, 29 September 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (September 28, 2014 #2)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

- a 9x12 degrees chart for the period 30 September - 9 October 2014


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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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)

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (September 28, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:

C/2014 E2 (Jacques):

- a 4.5x6.0 degrees chart for the period 29 September - 6 October 2014


C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden):

- a 9x12 degrees chart for the period 28 September - 6 October 2014


These new charts are 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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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)

Saturday, 27 September 2014

ANOTHER STAR PARTY!

From: ANTHONY FOX CARTER [mailto:anthony.foxcarter654@btinternet.com]
Sent: 26 September 2014 19:25

Subject: ANOTHER STAR PARTY!

Hi

Due to poor weather and other things BAS will be holding another star
party at HAW WOOD from 24th OCT to 27TH OCT 2014

Usual arrangements no need to book, just turn up, come early and leave
late if you wish.


Tony

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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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)

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Autumnal Equinox....

Just to say the Autumnal Equinox occurs at 02.29 G.M.A.T, 23 Sept 2014

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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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)

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (September 20, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:

C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring):

- two 6x8 degrees charts for the period 21 - 30 September 2014


These new charts are 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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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)

Where Will Philae Land on Comet 67P?

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/spacecraft-and-space-missions/philae-landing-site-on-comet-67p-09152014/?et_mid=693144&rid=246895886

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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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
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)

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (September 18, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

- a 6x8 degrees chart for the period 19 - 24 September 2014
- a 4.5x6.0 degrees chart for the period 24 - 29 September 2014


These new charts are 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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
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)
--
Information:
http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/LOWESTOFT---3054/Lowestoft%20And%20Great%20Yarmouth%20Regional%20Astronomers%20(Lyra

Surprising Dip in Stratospheric Radiation during Solar Storm

Space Weather News for Sept. 17, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

RADIATION DIPS DURING SOLAR STORM: On Sept. 12th, student scientists
in Califonornia launched a weather balloon to the stratosphere during
the most intense solar storm of the year. They expected to measure an
increase in energetic radiation. Instead they measured a sharp drop.
Their counterintuitive data and the interesting explanation for it are
featured on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com

DID YOU MISS THE SOLAR STORM? Next time get a phone call.
Geomagnetic storm alerts are available from
http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com
(voice).


--
Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
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)
--
Information:
http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/LOWESTOFT---3054/Lowestoft%20And%20Great%20Yarmouth%20Regional%20Astronomers%20(Lyra

Monday, 15 September 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (September 15, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (LINEAR):

- a 9x12 degrees chart for the period 19 - 30 September 2014


C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden):

- two 18x24 degrees charts for the period 17 - 28 September 2014


These new charts are 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)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
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)
--
Information:
http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/LOWESTOFT---3054/Lowestoft%20And%20Great%20Yarmouth%20Regional%20Astronomers%20(Lyra