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29 Jan 2018 03:20

Same thing here.  I have logged 71% cloud cover in January here and 34 hours of sunshine.  And no surprise, the forecast has heavy snow during the eclipse.  But only the partial phase would be visible here anyway.  I'm looking forward to see it here instead. :) Also I'm eager to see if we break the 100 cm mark for accumulated snow by Wednesday.  That would be the first time that happens as early as January in my record keeping.

We had a brief moment of clear weather last night, and I recorded a meteor:
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31 Jan 2018 13:12

Today lunar eclipse. Moon is rising, full phase was not visible in Saint-Petersburg. The largest phase was ~50% in shadow.
Second photo taken through eyepiece of 25x bino.
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31 Jan 2018 13:57

25x70 binoculars? That's interesting, I should buy something similar. I miss stargazing.
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31 Jan 2018 14:03

Nothing but clouds here :(
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31 Jan 2018 17:44

I would have taken a picture of it, but the earth was in the foreground
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31 Jan 2018 21:19

Hornblower wrote:
Source of the post I would have taken a picture of it, but the earth was in the foreground

How rude!

 
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01 Feb 2018 06:36

Mosfet wrote:
Source of the post 25x70 binoculars?

Deepsky 25x100
 
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02 Feb 2018 11:08

A nice timelapse. Not mine, though.

<a href="https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1370845756353246&id=455500214554476">Timelapse from Svalbard</a>
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16 Mar 2018 02:46

Now is a good time for spotting Mercury, currently above Venus in the west after sunset.  

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As it got darker, I also noticed that the stars were twinking like crazy, flashing through all colors of the rainbow.  Absolutely horrible conditions if you want to see details on the Moon or planets.  So instead I took the opportunity to make "light paintings" with starlight. :)  Each is a few second hand-held exposure at 300mm.  

Sirius:
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Betelgeuse:
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Here I defocused Sirius and moved it in a steady straight line, to clearly show the fluctuations.  Amazing how all the colors come out.
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It's also interesting to see the difference in color/temperature of different stars.  Betelgeuse is clearly redder, but its spectrum does still contain a lot of green, and even some blue.
 
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16 Mar 2018 15:02

Those star trails are very cool. I don't think I've ever seen anybody do that before.
 
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16 Mar 2018 21:59

I've seen a few examples of it before from which I got the idea, but definitely not very many, and usually for just Sirius.  It's fun because the worse the atmospheric seeing, the more impressive the results will be. :)
 
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19 Mar 2018 23:07

The Moon joins the party:

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20 Mar 2018 02:07

Watsisname, beautiful. I saw this (almost) exact view yesterday, with the moon showing a clear and bright earthshine. :)
 
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15 May 2018 03:15

Constellation Virgo from 1280 meters of altitude, about 50°N, 12th May. The sky is classified as Bortle 4.
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15 May 2018 05:36

Heres the image of M31 I took last year. and M42 at late winter. :D
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