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I get to use a Govt. Observatory, anything you all want me to look at?

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posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 11:46 PM
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I cant locate an invisible planet lol. give me a right ascension and declination, and ill try




posted on Nov, 19 2010 @ 12:50 AM
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Not sure when you will be using this but I'd like to see the sun if you could.

2nd



posted on Nov, 19 2010 @ 12:59 AM
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Can you please see if you can get shots of the center of our Galaxy as it is being going around that there is a massive black hole at the center.



posted on Nov, 19 2010 @ 01:15 AM
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How about checking out the Apollo 11 Landing Site in the Sea of Tranquility Region on the Moon . I wonder if you could spot the Lunar Lander and Instrument Packages left there in 1969 ? If you do , you might be able to Confirm that the U.S. did Indeed Land on the Moon Contrary to those who Believe Otherwise.........




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posted on Nov, 19 2010 @ 04:58 AM
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MARS: HELLAS BASIN. 41°36' S / 56° 55' E.



posted on Nov, 19 2010 @ 09:47 AM
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Hello OP,

thank you for offering to "look for things" for us with that wonderful piece of equipment. I'm not sure how much detail of the moon it will show, but like some others, if you can find even one of the Apollo landing sites I'd be pretty happy. I was a high school kid when all these missions took place so it would be great to have an independent source confirm that those lunar craft are actually there.

Here's some info I snaffled from this site:


Up until the beginning of the new century, there was no commonly agreed upon coordinates specifying the location landing sites of the Apollo missions, and a variety of landing coordinates could be found in the literature. One enthusiast, Michael Stennecken, found no less than 10 different versions of the Apollo landing site coordinates from various sources.[1]

Encouraged by Stennecken's work, Merton Davies and Tim Colvin of the RAND Corporation conducted a study of Apollo landing sites coordinates, based on lunar Laser Ranging RetroReflector (LRRR) and Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) measurements, and came up with the following results:[2]

...............................degrees N.......degrees E
..................................latitude.........longitude

Apollo 11
................LRRR......0.67337........23.47293
....Lunar Module......0.67408.......23.47297

Apollo 12
...............ALSEP.....-3.00942......-23.42458
....Lunar Module......-3.01239......-23.42157

Apollo 14
...............LRRR.......-3.64421......-17.47880
..............ALSEP.....-3.64398.......-17.47748
...Lunar Module......-3.64530.......-17.47136

Apollo 15
................LRRR.....26.13333........3.62837
...............ALSEP....26.13407........3.62981
....Lunar Module....26.13222........3.63386

Apollo 16
..............ALSEP.....-8.97537.......15.49812
....Lunar Module....-8.97301.......15.50019

Apollo 17
..............ALSEP......20.19209.......30.76492
....Lunar Module......20.19080.......30.77168

(Site coordinates are based on the IAU Mean Earth Polar Axis coordinate system)


[Note: I added dots in between the various sets of figures for spacing/lining up purposes. Still not perfect, but better than having everything bunched together like it otherwise would be.]

I appreciate that as these are moon coordinates, they don't allow you to just dial in on them from earth. But I would expect that either there is some software available to assist in this or else your professor could advise. After all, finding the moon itself should not be all that difficult.


Seems that moon rise on Nov 27 will be at a touch before 11pm, so I guess it depends on how many hours you have the telescope available. (I used coordinates for the Anza Borrego national park -- 33.181813° -116.248398° -- to get the moon times via this site.)

The exact times I got for that location were:

Moon Transit: 4:36
Moon Set: 11:17
Moon Rise: 22:53


I know you mentioned being there at 7 pm, but hopefully you'll have the chance to stay there most of the night. If so, please try to find those Lunar Landers!


Best regards,

MIke
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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 07:05 AM
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So how did it go?

Even though I'm sure you're still sleeping after a long night of observing.



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 09:55 PM
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Silenced.......


.....Beeep




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