A meteor shower from C/2015 D4 (Borisov) on July 29?

July 23rd, 2017 by Nick Evetts

UPDATE : A meteor shower from C/2015 D4 (Borisov) on July 29?

 

http://www.ianridpath.com/startales/columba.htm

http://www.seasky.org/constellations/constellation-columba.html

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Space Pirates Radio 2017/07/19 Pieces Of Jupiter

July 20th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/eit_284/1024/latest.html

https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=3122&orb=1

New Satellite “Mayak” Might Light Up the Sky

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/goddard/2017/nasa-neutron-star-mission-begins-science-operations

http://astronomy.com/news/2017/07/disintegrating-worlds

 

 

 

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Comet Watch 2017/07/15 With Guest Jeff Tobak of Northolt Astro

July 16th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

This Month Nick Evetts, Mary McIntyre and Neil Norman talk about the discoveries and current Comets and Welcome our Guest Jeff Tobak of Northolt Astro  and we discuss Comet Imaging and Observing.

BAA Comet Section Visual Observations Page

BAA Comet Section page 

Jeff’s set up

http://astrodon.com/store/p10/Astrodon_Photometrics_UVBRI_Filters.html

Atik 383L +

http://mainsequencesoftware.com/Products/SGPro

128P/Shoemaker-Holt 1

Project Alcock

The German Comet Group

Seiichi Yoshida’s page

Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia

Comet chasing

International Comet Quarterly

Cometbase

BAA YouTube Channel

The Astronomer

The Astronomer  Youtube Channel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Space Pirates 20107/07/12 Spaceside Story

July 13th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

Here They are! New Juno Pictures of the Great Red Spot

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/sofia-to-make-advance-observations-of-next-new-horizons-flyby-object

https://www.aavso.org/aavso-alert-notice-586

http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/07/100-billion-brown-dwarfs

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-smallest-ever-star-astronomers.html

https://scitechdaily.com/nasas-cassini-spacecraft-views-epimetheus/

https://scitechdaily.com/chandra-peers-into-giant-molecular-cloud-w51/

 

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AFM’s MeteorWatch Episode 03 The Perseid’s

July 8th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

Perseid’s  Peak night  Aug 11-12

Active from July 17th to August 24th

The Perseids are the most popular meteor shower as they peak on warm August nights as seen from the northern hemisphere. The Perseids are active from July 17 to August 24. They reach a strong maximum on August 12 or 13, depending on the year. Normal rates seen from rural locations range from 50-75 shower members per hour at maximum.The Perseids are particles released from comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle during its numerous returns to the inner solar system. They are called Perseids since the radiant (the area of the sky where the meteors seem to originate) is located near the prominent constellation of Perseus the hero when at maximum activity.

Radiant: 03:12 +57.6° – ZHR: 100 – Velocity: 37 miles/sec (swift – 60km/sec) – Parent Object: 109P/Swift-Tuttle

Meteor Shower Calendar

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AFM’s MeteorWatch Episode 02 Southern Delta Aquariids July 12th to August 23rd

July 8th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

Southern Delta Aquariids  Peak night  Jul 29-30

Active from July 12th to August 23rd

The Delta Aquariids are another strong shower best seen from the southern tropics. North of the equator the radiant is located lower in the southern sky and therefore rates are less than seen from further south. These meteors produce good rates for a week centered on the night of maximum. These are usually faint meteors that lack both persistent trains and fireballs.

Radiant: 22:40 -16.4° – ZHR: 16 – Velocity: 26 miles/sec (medium – 41km/sec) – Parent Object: 96P/Machholz?

Meteor Shower Calendar

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