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Astronomy events schedule

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May30-04, 05:15 PM
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June 11 - NASA's Cassini spacecraft to visit Saturn's moon Pheobe
http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/operations/approach.cfm
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haha recon, ur a true dork, i recpect that. :P
I would have wanted to do that too, but i forgot completely about the transit of venus, i was so f**kin pissed. I forgot cause i was studying for damn exams that day, hehe.
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Jun25-04, 02:34 PM
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Perseid Meteor Shower:

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2...tm?list1111149
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New comet coming this winter.
http://skyandtelescope.com/news/article_1333_1.asp
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In September, you should be able to use binoculars to track the asteroid Toutatis swinging by. On Sept 29, it will be 4x the distance to the moon.
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In September, you should be able to use binoculars to track the asteroid Toutatis swinging by. On Sept 29, it will be 4x the distance to the moon.
But where? Is there a tracking-chart out yet showing position over several weeks or months?
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But where? Is there a tracking-chart out yet showing position over several weeks or months?
I saw one in the recent issue of Astronomy magazine. I have not found one on the internet to link to.
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i'm an amateur, and this year i will be graduating from high school,
and i like to watch astronomy events in the sky.. let's say it's my passion
but the problem is that i need to buy "good and not too expensive binoculars"
since i am an amateur in this whole thing,
so i need some experts' advises.
PS: i live in lebanon, i don't know if i can find all the trademarks u will tell me about :$.
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a quick reply would be so great :)
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but the problem is that i need to buy "good and not too expensive binoculars"
Something with big lenses and not too much magnification. Maybe up to 7x50 if they're hand-held. (The first number is the magnification..7x...the second number is a measurement of the lens diameter...50 mm.) If you have a tripod that you can mount them on, then you can get bigger/stronger binoculars if you want.

Something stable with good focus.
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In September, you should be able to use binoculars to track the asteroid Toutatis swinging by. On Sept 29, it will be 4x the distance to the moon.
Unfortunately, you'll need a big telescope (> 6") and dark skies to see it with any ease. (mag = 9)
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A mountain-sized asteroid will make its closest approach to Earth at 6:35 a.m. Pacific Time tomorrow. Although asteroid 4179 Toutatis will come no closer than four times the distance between Earth and the Moon, this will be the closest approach of any known asteroid of comparable size this century. (Sept. 28)
Reference:
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/aster...ge-540-300.jpg
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October 27th is the last Lunar eclipse we get for about three years. There are links for easy photo tips at the bottom of the page too. See:

http://skyandtelescope.com/printable...ticle_1343.asp
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The annual Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak pre-dawn on November 16. However, itís expected to be pretty weak this year. I happened to catch one by chance last night around midnight.
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October 27th is the last Lunar eclipse we get for about three years. There are links for easy photo tips at the bottom of the page too. See:

http://skyandtelescope.com/printable...ticle_1343.asp
Right on my birthday!
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Nov29-04, 11:21 PM
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Check it out. You can even put in your state and city to get the times.

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2...tm?list1111149
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Quote Quote by Labguy
Check it out. You can even put in your state and city to get the times.

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2...tm?list1111149

If any of you can get some pictures of it, please post them on the Astrophotography sticky.

I'll try my best (weather permitting) to get a few pictures.
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Dec25-04, 09:40 PM
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From space.com:
Update, Dec. 25, 9:47 p.m. ET: The risk of an impact by asteroid 2004 MN4 went up slightly on Saturday, Dec. 25. It is now pegged at having a 1-in -45 chance of striking the planet on April 13, 2029. That's up from 1-in-63 late on Dec. 24, and 1-in-300 early on Dec. 24.
more at: http://www.space.com/scienceastronom...sk_041224.html

Thatís pretty neat, donít ya think? A nice little xmas present.

The asteroid is thought to be about 400m across, so not a global killer but big enough to be of some concern. Itís also the first time an asteroid has ever been categorized a level 4 (or above level 1 for that matter) on the Torino Scale (http://www.space.com/scienceastronom...ino_scale.html)
This thing will probably miss us, but it might be a good idea to keep an eye out for it. Friday the 13th of April, 2029 might not be our lucky day.


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