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Travel astronomy.

Discussion in 'General Astronomy Chat' started by Pleiades, Jul 10, 2018.

Travel astronomy.

Started by Pleiades on Jul 10, 2018 at 8:12 PM

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  1. Pleiades

    Pleiades Well-Known Member

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    https://photos.app.goo.gl/4VJNPfC5UKXDo4YJ7

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/7Q3kUdn8PteAFDVo6

    This has been an amazing week. The weather has been fairly stormy, but we've had some good clear Windows into the night sky as well. Mercury, was observed, which was s first for me. We also took in Venus, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn. the image above is the campsite and viewing field.

    In addition. We explored the alien world under the waves with some great diving.

    I will be buying a portable decent scope, as I see more travel trip a in my future.
     
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    Congratulations on Mercury; it's a tricky one, not venturing too far from the Sun. I've seen it quite a few times with my ultra-portable 127mm Mak and my larger 180mm Mak. I've even imaged it a few times and could make out the phase. It's cool that you also saw four other planets and got in some great diving! Nice!
     
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    I hope there were no alligators close to that camping site! (I believe the vacation was in Florida?) I am from Quebec Canada we have -30 Celsius during the winter and I believe there are alligators everywhere in Florida (I am probably wrong) :D
     
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    this little fellow was hiding behind some brush. I'll post a better shot of him once I get them downloaded.

     
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    LOL that's what I thought, alligators everywhere. Was he a good companion at least?
     
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    He followed us like a puppy. Not a problem at his small size. I did wonder if this will be a problem one day when he's much larger.
     
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    really? hehehe that's great, a pet alligator what do you know? At least the larger parents were away?
     
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    On there was no petting.... I need all my fingers for focusing. LOL
     

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