Space Exploration Thread

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  1. Adam

    Adam Well-Known Member

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    I saw it cuz I randomly woke up, faintllyyy
     
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    I'm heading out to try and see this thing. Of course theres small clouds on the NW horizon
     
  3. skiing311

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    Let me know if you get to see it.

    I went out last night until 10:30 p.m. to try to see it and it was like...



    It was supposed to be below the Big Dipper. I could see the Big Dipper, but I couldn't see the comet. Might've been too bright because of the city lights. Not sure. It'll be getting higher in the sky for about another week. Hopefully I'll get to see it.
     
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    That was awesome. I drove about 30 mins NW of Madison into some woods and farmland. Yes, its below the Big Dipper. Straight down from the farthest star and just above the horizon.

    I saw it almost immediately but it gets brighter as it lowers. Once your eyes adjust, its visible with the naked eye and clear as day with binoculars. It was in the sky at about a 55° angle, with a long tail streaking up and to the right. I stayed out there for about an hour until it dropped below the hillside in front of me. The tail faded quickly after that.

    Space is so fucking cool. I could see so many stars out there. Even saw the haze of the Milky Way. I've seen that before in the Sierras, but was surprised to see it only 30 mins away from light pollution. Now I'm definitely going to start looking at telescopes.
     
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    Screenshot_20200716-234622_Sky Map.jpg

    Look at that work of art
     
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    Holy shit!! I actually got a picture with my phone!!! I thought they all came out black

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    Already posted this in the Album Chat, but more relevant here: I went backpacking last night. I got a bunch of pictures of the comet, but I still couldn't see it with the naked eye, despite knowing exactly where it was from my photos. Might've been because lights from Salt Lake City were to the west of where I went. I'm going to head out to the west desert tonight, away from SLC, to see what I can see (and I'll bring my good camera).

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    My house is surrounded by trees and mountains, no light pollution though. I'm gonna try to see it tonight, but Tomato-Kun is doubtful.
     
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    I wish I knew how to use pro mode on my s9
     
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    I know your frustration. My tablet camera is horrible. It's only meant to take pictures of Bigfoot, UFOs and ghosts.
     
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    Well, I drove out to the Salt Flats this week to see the comet. There was still too much light pollution there from nearby Wendover, UT/NV and an I-80 rest area. I could barely see it with the naked eye (and not at all with my clothed eye). But I got a couple more pictures:

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    So what’s the deal about all this UFO news coming out.
     
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    I took this from my home about a week ago. I had my shutter set at 30 seconds, so I caught a beacon from a plane going across the sky. The comet is in the bottom right. It was actually difficult to spot with the naked eye. It's pretty sad that my phone camera appers to have better vision than I do.
     

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    Bob & Doug are coming home.

    SpaceX splashdown in 15 mins
     
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    Meant to respond to this. Its all pretty fascinating. Are they from here? If so, who's responsible? How did they develop this technology? They sure don't seem to be of this world. They don't obey the laws of physics. Silent, no know propulsion/lift systems, extreme speeds, sudden and instant directional changes. The fact they are confirming these things exist with no explanation is significant. I believe.
     
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    I grew up in the boonies, so I take that haze for granted. But I've lived in the cities for years now and I realized I haven't seen the milky way in a long time. Sad balls.
     

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