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August 21st, 2017, 8:53 pm #261

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August 21st, 2017, 10:03 pm #262

Wow.
That is quite a lot going on all at once.
Moon, Sun, ISS and Sunspots. Great picture.
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September 14th, 2017, 1:09 pm #263

The Cassini Spacecraft will have a glorious death tomorrow
morning. Always sad to see something like this end. Cassini
gave us some of the best space pictures ever.
Launched in 1997...what a great career!



"Prepare to say goodbye to Cassini. In the early morning hours of
September 15, NASA's 13-year mission exploring Saturn and its
moons will come to an end as the spacecraft deliberately dives into
Saturn's atmosphere and plunges itself into the planet."  --cnn

.......................................

I always liked this one, from last summer I think:

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September 15th, 2017, 3:32 am #264

Cassini's fiery end approaches...

And after she disintegrates and no longer exists this morning, we will still be
hearing from her for another hour and a half or so. Kind of sad and spooky.

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September 15th, 2017, 9:36 am #265

RIP

Cassini went radio-silent at 7:55 this morning, meaning she burnt
up in the high atmosphere of Saturn about 83 minutes earlier.


Two of Saturn's moons, Enceladus and Dione.
Cassini photo from November, 2015.
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September 15th, 2017, 10:38 am #266

R.I.P.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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September 27th, 2017, 8:20 am #267

ISS should be extra-bright tonight.

Time: Wed Sep 27 7:45 PM, Visible: 5 min, Max Height: 80°, Appears: 10° above WSW, Disappears: 24° above NE



They offer a likely brightness for each pass, and the 7:45 pm visit tonight earned a -3.3 magnitude prediction.
That level of brightness has been pretty rare here. We will see.
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September 28th, 2017, 6:29 pm #268

It's whizzing by not long after sunset tonight, which might be interesting.

Time: Thu Sep 28 6:53 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 53°, Appears: 10° above SW, Disappears: 12° above ENE
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September 30th, 2017, 6:44 am #269

Super Rainbow right now!

Best one I have ever seen...for the full arc. Peaked around 6:35, now gone.
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September 30th, 2017, 8:45 am #270

DM3194 wrote: Super Rainbow right now!

Best one I have ever seen...for the full arc. Peaked around 6:35, now gone.
You mean this:
Harbor Rainbow.jpg
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September 30th, 2017, 9:13 am #271

Nice one. What time was that shot?
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September 30th, 2017, 5:25 pm #272

Actually per my embedded time of the photo, I took these at 6:48 am and that would be just about right because I was at work and just checked the time clock just before my shift ended. After I looked at the clock I heard a guest say "Oh my God, how beautiful" and noticed what they were responding to. I then headed down to my office to grab the camera then headed to the roof.

Rainbow close.jpg
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October 1st, 2017, 8:46 am #273

Well it was a great Rainbow.
I haven't seen many like that...when the top of the arc was just as intense as both ends.
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October 1st, 2017, 12:15 pm #274

It was so intense the color was reflecting off east facing walls. I was in the perfect place to capture the entire arch of the rainbow ( hotel roof) but I needed a wide angle lens which I don't have.
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October 13th, 2017, 6:37 pm #275

Here it comes.

Time: Fri Oct 13 6:44 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 56°, Appears: 10° above NW, Disappears: 12° above ESE

http://iss.astroviewer.net/
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October 16th, 2017, 9:16 pm #276

For you ISS buffs: I was just browsing recipes for IFTTT and noticed there is one to Get a Notification when the ISS passes over your house.

I figured this could come in handy in case you want to know. 
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October 19th, 2017, 9:35 am #277

Orionids
cometh this weekend!
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October 22nd, 2017, 3:53 am #278

Looking SE until after 3AM but nada.

Chiquita has night vision as you can see in her pic below but didn't watch this AM.

I had just said to her "nice costume"and she looked RIGHT at me and lifted her upper lip exposing her needle sharp teeth - the camera flash just missed her teeth showing.

Below Chiquita is displaying one outfit of many in her fall collection... so I learned.
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October 22nd, 2017, 6:09 am #279

This year's Orionids is the most half-assed meteor shower ever.
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October 28th, 2017, 12:56 pm #280

InOMN

Tonight is:
International Observe the Moon Night



… an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration, as well as the cultural and personal connections we all have with Earth’s nearest neighbor. Everyone on Earth is invited to join the celebration by hosting or attending an InOMN event — and uniting on one day each year to look at and learn about the moon together.
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