Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
Open Roads Radio forum for Ham, Amateur Radio and RV camping


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-23-2008, 08:42 AM   #1
Radio
Administrator
 
Radio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fayetteville, GA, USA
Posts: 3,017
Smile Got a backyard telescope?

FAKE MOON OF JUPITER:

Got a backyard telescope? Tonight, point it at Jupiter. The giant planet is passing mere arcminutes from a 6th magnitude star in Sagittarius, creating the illusion of an extra moon. See if you can distinguish the genuine satellites from the doppelganger.

More info:

http://spaceweather.com/

There's a whole bunch of stuff there about Cycle 24!!
__________________

KU4OJ "Wade" Ships Captain, CFO, Chief Engineer
KG4DQQ "Kathy" 1st Officer, Navigator, Best Friend
2007 F-150 SuperCab - 2009 Rockwood 8280SS
Lot's of mostly Kenwood stuff

Radio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2008, 06:50 PM   #2
N7OQ
Senior Member
 
N7OQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Yuba City, Ca
Posts: 304
Default

I see fake moons at both Jupiter and Saturn all the time Have to look at a up to date moon position chart and see which ones are moons and which ones are stars in the back ground. I just got a new scope this year, a Meade 8" LX200R-GPS what a great scope I can go to any object and it will be in the center of my eyepiece. I have seen 30 Galaxies in a mater of minutes. I'm still learning how to use this scope.
__________________
73 de Bill, (N7OQ)
RV: 2006 Outback 23RS
USAF Retired, God Bless our Troops
Licensed in 1978 ex N7AFX, DA1VW, KK6GR
N7OQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Backyard photos One Country Boy Eyeball QSO 3 08-30-2008 07:58 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×