Stardust - for Astronomy lovers

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    I’m fond of astronomy and astrophysics. I read every article and watch every YT video that I come across. I’m sure some of the fellow vapers share this passion too. Here is a thread to share the knowledge!

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    I too am fascinated by the skies and stars @Grand Guru

    Who remembers Halley’s Comet, last sighted in 1986?

    I will never forget the night I saw it. Was at the Kruger park and my late dad showed it to me as a teenager and explained it. He loved the stars too. Such a special time. We were at the lookout point in the Olifants Camp. What a perfect spot. I remember seeing it so bright it was amazing

    here’s a pic, not mine but just to recall the situation back then

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    Courtesy of Wikipedia :

    Halley's Comet or Comet Halley, officially designated 1P/Halley,[2] is a short-period comet visible from Earth every 75–76 years.[2][10][11][12] Halley is the only known short-period comet that is regularly visible to the naked eye from Earth, and thus the only naked-eye comet that can appear twice in a human lifetime.[13] Halley last appeared in the inner parts of the Solar System in 1986 and will next appear in mid-2061.[14]
     
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    Thanks @Silver bookmarked the date and will be looking out for it.

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    Alzheimer :facepalm:
     
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    My niece, Magda Streicher-Brits upload_2021-7-14_18-13-51.jpeg is a well renowned astronomer and suggested we go look here for more info etc

    https://www.assabfn.co.za/deepsky.htm ,
    https://docplayer.net/62861542-Astronomy-delights-magda-streicher.html
    And fascinating enough I found the name of one of our most likeable mods ...

    ''Slender and lithe forms are typically
    associated with wild birds. When we look
    up at the stars we also find interesting
    shapes and patterns. As it combines
    the world of the wild and the world of
    the night sky, it is not that difficult to
    find a constellation like Grus the Crane
    presenting itself to our imagination. In
    real life the Blue Crane is very special,
    and is our South African national bird.''
    [Acknowledgement to Magda]
     
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    I thought I was having an LSD trip :p
     
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    Imagine the scene!
     
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    Oh yes.

    But I have the feeling we might be disappointed. They predict this will be vissible from May next year. Considering the star is 650 lightyears away I feel there should have been more than just a flickering by now. Maybe a some gamma rays or something should have been picked up.

    Would be fascinating if this does happen.
     
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    I find the comment quite accurate

     
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    Gspot... i mean gforce... this guy figured one of them out... that is why he is flying solo still... :giggle:
     
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    The international space station
    photo taken with a DSLR Camera
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