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WOW What A Bow!!! was created by martinastro

This fantastic rainbow appeared here at 20.45 consisting of a STUNING primary and secondary bow with supernumeray arcs...this ranks as the brightest complete rainbow i have seen!











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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

Another rainbow? Granted, its nice, and there has been loads of them in the past 10 days down here... almost sick of seeing them at this stage!
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Replied by martinastro on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

Yea but a bow that bright with such colour intensity is uncommon in comparison with the more typical bows that are the norm. :D
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Replied by dmcdona on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

Here's another bow with incredible colour intensity...
incredible bow

I'll get me coat.... and bow....

Dave

ps Martin - really, just a bit of fun :wink:
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Replied by martinastro on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

LOL very good Dave :D
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

Yea but a bow that bright with such colour intensity is uncommon in comparison with the more typical bows that are the norm.


Not down here, not lately!

With all due respect, this is still a weather phenomena than an astronomy one, even if it involves the sky.
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Replied by albertw on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

Not down here, not lately!


You must have missed some Seanie.

The "Sunny spells" we've been having combined with fairly big showers with large droplets have provided a couple of very strong rainbows in Dublin. Super-numerary arcs easily visible.

almost sick of seeing them at this stage!

I don't bother taking pictures of this type of thing now unless there is some artistic merit to it. For example setting up the shot so that the arc goes over an important building or something. It's not like rainbows are particularly rare with our climate!

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Replied by martinastro on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

Fair enough but our own EAAS astronomy forum has just introduced an atmospheric and weather section due to the popularity of such phenomena and it has been gladly accepted by all our members.
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

Not down here, not lately!


You must have missed some Seanie.


The 'not down here' bit was referred to the typical bows - more of the brighter ones have indeed been spotted of late!
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Replied by dmcdona on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

Do we not have one here? I thought we did? Should we have one?

Outrageous dicki-bows would be great new forum...

OK, I'll definately get me coat...

Seriously, no, really, perhaps we should have one. I know some have no interest in atmospheric phenomena - but that's easy, just don't read that particular forum...

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Replied by martinastro on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

Well said Dave :)
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Replied by pmgisme on topic Explain it!

Note how much brighter the INSIDE of the bow is compared to the OUTSIDE.
Dont just stare at it!
Try to explain it!
Astronomy is not just about staring at things you know!
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

Do we not have one here? I thought we did? Should we have one?


In my opinion, no. The reason being is that this is, after all, an astronomy forum. There are plenty of other RELEVANT places on the net to place such photos, like UK Weather World (which has been used for such items already, so why place them here as well? Is there an ego at stake?). The fact that the EAAS forum has added it does not concern me, no disrespect intended at all.

I know there are arguments 'for' and 'against' such photos being displayed here. I guess it comes down to relevancy. And I am not going to go back to the whole naming of names of people who have said to me "Why am I seeing rainbows and clouds on an astronomy boards?"

Martin et all, your pictures are nice. And you know what? The ones I have of cloud structures, sun pillars, and rainbows (yes, I too, have a meteorological interest) probably will not ever be seen here, as they are NOT RELEVANT!

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Replied by albertw on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

Seriously, no, really, perhaps we should have one. I know some have no interest in atmospheric phenomena - but that's easy, just don't read that particular forum...


We merged it back in to observing since there were only a couple of people starting threads on it.
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Replied by pmgisme on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

What a load of hair-splitting from Train-Spotters who probably don't understand what they are looking at.
The rainbow is a beautiful artifact of the light from our local star, which can teach us a lot about the physics of light.
Bet they don't know why the inside of the bow is so bright !
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

* breaths in .... commences rant *

I had initially created the Atmopspheric Observing board and I was dissapointed to see it removed, I really think it should be restored. Who are IFAS to tell Irish observers what is and isn't worth observing?

It's comming up to summer time, this means we will hopefully be getting lots of reports of NLCs soon, agian, these are atmospheric phenomena.

We have dedicated observers who put up excellent images and reports on these phenomena, why on earth would we want to disscourage that? If the guy stop posting these reports and images here becasue they are disscouraged from doing so I would be exceptionally annoyed. It would be a bad day for IFAS IMO.

Bring back the Atmospheric Observing board!

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Replied by albertw on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

What a load of hair-splitting from Train-Spotters who probably don't understand what they are looking at.

Seanie, I think we have a new category for ourselves in the 'whats an amateur astronomer' thread :-)

Bet they don't know why the inside of the bow is so bright !

How much do you want to bet? :-)

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Replied by albertw on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

I had initially created the Atmopspheric Observing board and I was dissapointed to see it removed, I really think it should be restored. Who are IFAS to tell Irish observers what is and isn't worth observing?

Not having a forum is not telling people that they cant obserrving something! We removed the forum because it wasnt being used. Only a couple of people were posting to it.

Similarly a couple of other forums will be getting reviewd fairly soon as they are hardly used.

It's comming up to summer time, this means we will hopefully be getting lots of reports of NLCs soon, agian, these are atmospheric phenomena.

NLC's are rare, and something that most people haven't seen. There will be a hanful of topics about this over the summer and they can go in the observing section.
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

I had initially created the Atmopspheric Observing board and I was dissapointed to see it removed, I really think it should be restored. Who are IFAS to tell Irish observers what is and isn't worth observing?

Not having a forum is not telling people that they cant obserrving something! We removed the forum because it wasnt being used. Only a couple of people were posting to it.

Similarly a couple of other forums will be getting reviewd fairly soon as they are hardly used.

It's comming up to summer time, this means we will hopefully be getting lots of reports of NLCs soon, agian, these are atmospheric phenomena.

NLC's are rare, and something that most people haven't seen. There will be a hanful of topics about this over the summer and they can go in the observing section.


The atmospheric section was there not more than a week or two when it got nuked .... hardly a fair chance for it to take off! It was gone before most people even knew it existed!

There seem to be some people on the boards who don't like all this atmospheric stuff being here so if there were to be a separate board it would get it out of those people's hair so to speak.

At the end of the day it's only a board so it doesn't really matter but I don't think poeple should be disscouraging Martin & co from posting the atmospheric stuff. I'm not talking about a lack of board here but about some of the comments that pop up in the atmospheric threads from time to time. IFAS is not about disscouraging observation but about fostering it.

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Replied by Conor on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

Do we not have one here? I thought we did? Should we have one?


In my opinion, no. The reason being is that this is, after all, an astronomy forum. There are plenty of other RELEVANT places on the net to place such photos, like UK Weather World (which has been used for such items already, so why place them here as well? Is there an ego at stake?). The fact that the EAAS forum has added it does not concern me, no disrespect intended at all.

I know there are arguments 'for' and 'against' such photos being displayed here. I guess it comes down to relevancy. And I am not going to go back to the whole naming of names of people who have said to me "Why am I seeing rainbows and clouds on an astronomy boards?"

Martin et all, your pictures are nice. And you know what? The ones I have of cloud structures, sun pillars, and rainbows (yes, I too, have a meteorological interest) probably will not ever be seen here, as they are NOT RELEVANT!

:)

Seanie.

PS- if I painted my car with a dashing display of the Cygnus Rift going from the front bonnet, over the roof, and finishing at Saggita at the back bumper, would that allow me to keep putting up a picture of my car against the garden wall, the front door, my shadow on the passenger window, and its sillouette against the sunset? Just because its 'connected' to the astronomical sky? Don't think so, as this is not a car forum... :P


Seanie you have expressed your oponion in a matter of ways here before of why you dont think these sort of things should be posted on the forum. If you dont like then dont click on it! Everyone else likes them, if you dont like them then tough. Like said already NLC's will very soon be posted on this forum and i hope to god you wont go on and on about them as much as you do about this!

Now back to that bow lol It was great! Heres one of the shots i managed to get

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Replied by pmgisme on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is an "Atmospheric Phenomenon".
The Earth is an astronomical object,as is it's atmosphere with it's Auroras,
NLCs etc. Well worth being seen as Astronomical AS WELL AS terrestrial.

"For those who are awake...the Cosmos is ONE."
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is an "Atmospheric Phenomenon".


Who said something about hair splitting earlier??? :wink:
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Replied by martinastro on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

The sky is brighter inside the bow because rainbows are disks of light rather than sets of coloured rings!
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

The sky is brighter inside the bow because rainbows are disks of light rather than sets of coloured rings!


Not quite no .... it's to do with preferential scattering, the inside of the main bow is artificially bright becasue the light that should have been going ot the part of the sky between the primary and secondary bow gets scattered into the inner bow. Then, because that light is now missing from between the two bows you get Alexander's dark belt or what ever it's called.
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Replied by martinastro on topic Re: WOW What A Bow!!!

Yes thats what causes 'Alexanders Dark Band' but the explanation i gave explains why the inside of the primary bow is so bright! - a simplified explanation of course but i got it from Les Cowleys atmospheric site.
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