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First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

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9 years 10 months ago - 9 years 10 months ago #101486 by Roy Stewart
Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014
Hey Guys & Gals..

Check this out.. Thanks to Dave Connolly for this.

www.theweatheroutlook.com/twoforecasts/f...Ballinskelligs&day=7

Cheers Roy

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9 years 10 months ago #101488 by Neill
Hi all,

Details of ISS and Iridium Flares for the weekend:

Date Brightness Start Highest point End Pass type
(mag) Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az.
23 Aug -0.4 21:30:18 10° SW 21:31:02 11° SW 21:31:46 10° SSW

Time Brightness Altitude Azimuth Satellite Distance to flare centre Brightness at flare centre Sun altitude
Aug 23, 00:28:52 -4.3 24° 246° (WSW) Iridium 72 22 km (W) -7.0 -25°
Aug 23, 04:14:17 -0.7 15° 96° (E) Iridium 97 105 km (E) -6.1 -19°
Aug 23, 04:23:28 -2.9 18° 97° (E) Iridium 5 53 km (W) -6.3 -18°
Aug 24, 00:22:54 -1.9 25° 247° (WSW) Iridium 62 57 km (E) -7.1 -25°
Aug 24, 00:31:47 -0.3 21° 248° (WSW) Iridium 63 91 km (W) -6.8 -25°
Aug 24, 04:08:04 0.7 15° 98° (E) Iridium 7 164 km (E) -6.1 -20°
Aug 24, 04:17:13 -6.2 18° 100° (E) Iridium 8 5 km (E) -6.3 -19°
Aug 24, 04:26:27 0.9 21° 101° (E) Iridium 96 156 km (W) -6.5 -18°
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9 years 10 months ago - 9 years 10 months ago #101490 by manic_dave
Replied by manic_dave on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014
I was speaking with Will Gater and let him know we had planed a trip to Kerry for the dark skies.
He sent me the below as a guide for things to see in the southern part of the milky way.

Enjoy !



Hi Dave

Yeah, here you go - I've labelled one of my recent Milky Way shots for you with some of my favourite objects in that region. The Lagoon from dark skies is very special (as are most of the objects I've labelled to be honest). The Pipe Nebula (a huge dark nebula) is a nice one to tick off from a dark-sky site too.

All the best,


Will



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9 years 10 months ago #101493 by Roy Stewart
Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014
Nice1 Dave..

Think I might print it off
and laminate it as a to do
list for the weekend..

Cheers Roy

#ClearSkies #LunarNut

QUOTE: “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” ― Arthur C. Clarke.
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9 years 10 months ago #101495 by Lino
By the way, I saw something on TV last night that reminded me of another item worth seeing - the petrified forest uncovered by the storms earlier this year (close to / between Ballinskelligs and Waterville).
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9 years 10 months ago #101496 by lunartic_old
Replied by lunartic_old on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014
Just got the six o'clock news, the weather report for Saturday night is not promising, they are predicting heavy rain spreading across the country in the early evening. Still, weather forecasters are as accurate as economists and it will probably turn out to be clear.

Paul

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