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Sunday, 7 August 2016

[BAA-ebulletin 00928] Forthcoming meetings on Asteroids in August/September

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As highlighted in the August Journal's "From the President" spot by Jeremy Shears, I would also like to draw your attention to two asteroid-related meetings, which are now rapidly approaching:

The first will be in a little under two week's time, namely the European Symposium on Occultation Projects (ESOP, see http://www.esop35.uk/ ), which begins on the evening of Friday, August 19 and runs to Tuesday, August 23: the last two days comprising post-conference trips for delegates. BAA members not yet registered are very welcome to join the Saturday and/or Sunday sessions. The venue is the University of Surrey, Guildford. The topics will be very varied including lunar/asteroid occultations, observing opportunities made possible by the GAIA mission, hardware and software for timing and image capture, as well as demos and tutorials with some contributions from afar via Skype. Please contact the ARPS Director by e-mail (address below) if you would like more details of the programme, or if you wish to attend at short notice.

The second is the Asteroids and Remote Planets Workshop, free to BAA members, which will take place on Saturday, September 24 at Burlington House, Piccadilly and details of which have also been featured in the current Journal (p.258) - see also https://britastro.org/node/7189 . There will be lots of practical topics covered on the day, including some which overlap with techniques used in the study of comets. Attendees are welcome to contribute by way of a short talk, or by participation in discussions. Please note that, if you are planning to attend, you will need to first book by contacting the BAA Office on 020 7734 4145 or office[at]britastro.org - Please book early so as to confirm your place. Thank you.

Richard Miles
arps[at]britastro.org

2016 August 5


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Friday, 29 July 2016

[BAA-ebulletin 00926] August Journal now available on the website

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August Journal now available on the website

Selections from the 2016 August Journal are now available on the BAA website
at www.britastro.org/jbaa2016aug. To read the complete articles, or to
download a PDF of the whole Journal, you must log in as a member (top right of
screen). If you haven't yet registered for full online access (or have
forgotten your sign-in details) click on 'Register for online access' and
enter your details there.

Enjoy!

Hazel McGee
Journal Editor
2016 July 28
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
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Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

Sunday, 12 June 2016

[BAA-ebulletin 00921] New NOVA IN SCORPIUS PNV J17381927-3725077

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Although a bright(ish) new nova has been discovered in Scorpio it is well to
the south and sadly not visible from the UK.  However, for those of you with
access to telescopes in the southern hemisphere you are encouraged to have a
go at it.

It was discovered by Hideo Nishimura, Shizuoka-ken of Japan on 2016 June
10.63UT at magnitude 12.4 using a 200-m

f/3.2 lens + Canon digital camera EOS 5D and CCD.  It is located at: RA 17h
38m 19.27s DEC -37 25' 07.7" (2000).

Apparently, nothing was visible at this location on an image of 2016 May
14.71UT, May 18.61UT or June 5.53UT to a limiting magnitude of 13.0.

A mag 11.8, pre-discovery image has been found by T. Kojima, Gunma-ken,
Japan, on three frames using 135-mm lens + Canon EOS 6D digital camera, who
also advise nothing was visible at this location on two patrol frames
(Limiting mag.= 13) taken on 2016 June 5.582 UT.

K. Ayani, Bisei Astronomical Observatory (BAO) obtained a low-dispersion
spectrogram (resolution 0.5 nm, range 400-800 nm) of this PNV with the BAO
1.01-m telescope. It has a prominent and broad H-alpha emission line (FWHM
about 1800 km/s, equivalent width about 23 nm) and a broad H-beta emission
line, which shows that the PNV is a nova in early phase.

As always, you should report your observations to the BAAVSS and if you are
unsure how to do that then please contact the Director.

Roger Pickard, Director BAAVSS

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12th June 2016
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Saturday, 4 June 2016

[BAA-ebulletin 00920] NLC

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Noctilucent Cloud season begins.
NLC has been seen as far south as
Northern England(1/2 June 2016) and could be visible further south.
Look north about an hour after sunset to see bright electric blue
clouds that look like patterns in the sand. They are quite bright so
can be seen even in strong moonlight or heavy light pollution. Any
reports would be welcome to sandra-b@hotmail.co.uk

Cheers & clear skies(which I don't
have at the moment)

Sandra Brantingham
Aurora (and NLC) director

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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
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Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Thursday, 19 May 2016

[BAA-ebulletin 00915] Summer Meeting in York is now fully booked

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Dear All

I am writing to let you know that the Summer Meeting is now fully booked.

The office will have a waiting list so if anyone cancels we will offer the
place to you on a first come basis.

Thanks
Hazel

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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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[BAA-ebulletin 00916] Request for night sky images over Dedham Vale

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Bob Mizon (Commission for Dark Skies) is seeking images of dark night
skies over Dedham Vale (Essex/Suffolk border). This is to help the
local Dedham Vale Society in its proposed protected dark sky
designation within the IDA scheme.

Bob will be pleased to receive them at bob.mizon AT yahoo.co.uk
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Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

[BAA-ebulletin 00914] Correction to date of the next BAA Meeting on Wednesday 25th May

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Appologies for the error - the correct date for the meeting is 25th May
2016.

Hazel

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I would like to remind you that the next meeting of the BAA will be on
Wednesday *25th May 2016* in the new lecture room, Burlington House.

17:30    Dr Jeremy Shears BAA President - Welcome and Ordinary Meeting,
notices.
17:40    John Toone - The George Alcock Memorial Lecture, 'Systematic
visual photometry of variable stars'

18:35    Dr Joanna Dunkley (Oxford) - 'The invisible universe'

19:25    Nick James - Sky notes

20:00    Close

Doors open at 17.00 and the meeting will start at 17.30 and is due to finish
by 20:00. Tea will be served outside the lecture room on the ground floor
from 17:00

Hope to see you there

Hazel

Hazel Collett
Meeting Secretary

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

Friday, 13 May 2016

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (May 10, 2016)

We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage: 252P/LINEAR: - a 3.0x4.0 degrees chart for the period 12 -27 May 2016 This new chart is now available in the charts section of our mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (May 2, 2016)

Dear comet observers,
We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage:    C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS):    - a 9x12 degrees chart for the period 4 - 24 May 2016    This new chart is now available in the charts section of our  mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro    Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (April 19, 2016)

We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage: 

   252P/LINEAR:    - a 4.5x6.0 degrees chart for the period 21 April - 12 May 2016  
  This new chart is now available in the charts section of our  mainpage at:

 http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro    Reinder Bouma/Edwin Van Dik

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Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/