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#18 Deepwater6

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:49 PM

http://www.space.com...ands-rules.html

For the ones that do hit the Earth your going have to lean over your property line and catch them before they fall on government land if you want to keep them :rolleyes: .

http://www.space.com...arth-video.html

http://www.space.com...e-sentinel.html
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:55 PM

http://www.space.com/18009-meteorite-collectors-public-lands-rules.html

For the ones that do hit the Earth your going have to lean over your property line and catch them before they fall on government land if you want to keep them :rolleyes: .

http://www.space.com...arth-video.html

http://www.space.com...e-sentinel.html


this has always been the case. cutting to the chase, if you find a meteorite on government land, photograph it, get a gps point, and leave it there. then take the photo and description to the government rep and make your deal in writing BEFORE you tell where it is. you might negotiate a fee, a sample of it, or both. i think the university of arizona is the contact point.

we have a thread on meteorites with this info and more. >> Meteorites

duck & cover! :rainumbrella:

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:16 PM

http://www.space.com...teor-storm.html

Check out the Orionid shower tonight and if these guys are correct 2014 should ne cool.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:55 PM

Damn it :(. Its cloudy here... I love hauling out my telescope for any astonomy reason whatsoever...

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 01:08 AM

Damn it :(. Its cloudy here... I love hauling out my telescope for any astonomy reason whatsoever...


because of the narrow field of view, a telescope is virtually useless for observing meteors. when the clouds part, haul out the chaise lounge.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 01:23 AM

I know lol but i would have brought it anyway too look at the stars as well!!!

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:28 AM

It was clear hear on the US east coast and the show didn't dissapoint. Cool crisp air and jets of light whizzing by. Me and my and ole blue were in awe.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

http://www.space.com...s-2007-pa8.html

WOW, that thing is huge, WOW.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

http://www.space.com...cope-video.html

I don't think this one is that close, but in the model they show above it sure looks close.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:49 PM

http://www.space.com/18829-3-mile-long-asteroid-snapped-by-online-telescope-video.html

I don't think this one is that close, but in the model they show above it sure looks close.


Model? All I see at that link is a video of the asteroid moving, taken by a conventional telescope. Nothing modeled there. :reallyconfused:

According to Spaceweather.com, asteroid 4179 Toutatis is 7 million kilometers away. (4.2 million miles) They also have a "closeup" of the rock taken using radar. :clue:

December 10, 2012 @ Spaceweather.com

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

http://www.space.com...-the-orbit.html

:banghead: Awe shizzel, grabbed the wrong one. Try this. :banghead:

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:31 PM

http://www.space.com/18828-3-mile-long-asteroid-to-fly-by-earth-see-the-orbit.html

:banghead: Awe shizzel, grabbed the wrong one. Try this. :banghead:


Got it. :thumbs_up Love the Japanese advert. :lol: So it looks close, and relatively speaking it is which is why it's classed as a PHA/NEO. Still, it's almost 20 times as far from us as the Moon. Here's a link from Spaceweather that lets you configure the model. You can zoom in and change the viewing angle etc.. You'll need Java; click on [Show Orbit Diagram]. :coffee_n_pc:

http://ssd.jpl.nasa....b.cgi?sstr=4179 Toutatis&orb=1

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:43 PM

http://earthsky.org/...ht-of-2012-xe54



this one in the morning

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:19 PM

http://science.time....tury/?hpt=hp_t3

Keep your eyes open :blink: next November. This one may be something to see. Turtle I vaguely remember you discussing a camera on your telescope in another thread. Would it have the capability to get some pictures of this comet or would it just be a blur? :rolleyes:
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

http://science.time.com/2012/12/20/coming-in-2013-the-comet-of-the-century/?hpt=hp_t3

Keep your eyes open :blink: next November. This one may be something to see. Turtle I vaguely remember you discussing a camera on your telescope in another thread. Would it have the capability to get some pictures of this comet or would it just be a blur? :rolleyes:


alas "my" telescope is my roomy's and currently in storage. even so i was never able to get my camera to come to a focus on it. :rant: seems like no matter for this comet though as it may be bright enough to see in the daylight. something like this i should be able to just use the camera zoom. :ideamaybenot: i will be waiting with bells on & thanks for the heads up DW6. :thumbs_up :photos:

ps love this quote from your article:

Even then, comet-lovers would be wise to stay calm. “Comets are like cats,” the great amateur astronomer and comet hunter David Levy, who has found 22 comets himself, has said. “They have tails, and they do precisely what they want.”



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:20 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_t4

Pheeeew, don't know if I'll still be around when this guy comes close.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

http://www.cnn.com/v...-earth-miss.cnn

:loco: INCOMING... :rainumbrella:

Pretty close, it will be interesting to see how earth will sway it's future path.