TMMAC Guide: How To See Some Super Cool Astronomy Shit For Dummies

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    How To See Some Super Cool Astronomy Shit For Dummies. Narrated by yours truly...


    View: https://vimeo.com/279963028


    Forgot to add if you have binoculars you'll be able to see Jupiter's moons
    and Saturn's rings. If not you can still see the planets with the naked eye



    #AstroNerdsRule
     
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    Kaladin Stormblessed "Am a what, son" is code for...

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    "Alright you fucks" lmao!!
     
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    Sick background track btw
     
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    Kaladin Stormblessed "Am a what, son" is code for...

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    "The sky is constantly changing" makes me think of an amazing quote by heraclitus. I'm gonna tweak iit

    "No man looks at the same sky twice, because its not the same sky. And he's bit the same man"
     
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    Haha thats what happens when I have a few beers and have nothing to do.
     
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    Very true.

    I also like the idea that when you view deep sky objects you are actually
    looking back into time. Spent quite a bit of time on Andromeda Galaxy last
    night. Its 2.5 Million light years away so when you observe it you are actually
    observing how it looked 2.5 Million years ago.

    Crazy because humans weren't even around when that light started travelling here
     
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    Kaladin Stormblessed "Am a what, son" is code for...

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    Oh ok. So u came across as funny bc u were buzzed. But sober, ur not

    Got it

    (Man, i struggled hard as hell to figure out a way to word that joke and I can't figure it out. Ugh.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Im with ya. My last message was going to be Dr Manhattan's quote,but I figured I had spammed your thread enough already
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    "All we see of stars are their old photographs" or something like that
     
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    I'm not sure which it is. But I'm assuming it's a planet since it's the only thing visible in the sky right now...


    Or maybe the earth just 's flying away from the sun right now and it's really far away. Probably not tho bc it's hot as hell right now

    It's in the SW sky. Know which one it is?


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    Tagging in case you don't use the watched threads tool. @Dat Pre-HollyHolm Ronda $@Dat Pre-HollyHolm Ronda $

    Early morn now. And it looks orange. Pretty sure you Mentioned planets being colors early in your vid
     
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    Ahh just tell me your general location and time and I can tell you what it is.
    Early morning is probably Venus but cant verify for sure without general location
    and time.


    2nd way - If you have android or apple phone go to your app store and type in
    "astronomy app". You'll find plenty of free and low cost apps that you can simply punch
    in your location and time and hold your phone toward the object and it will tell you what it is.

    The Celestron Sky portal app even talks. Pretty cool

    Planet colors:

    Jupiter Bright pale yellow.

    Saturn Bright yellow/orangish

    Mars Bright orange

    Venus white to light yellow

    Uranus and Neptune are blueish but you need a telescope.

    Pluto white bluish and also need a telescope. Plus its not a planet anymore
    its been reclassified to basically and asteroid in the Kuiper belt among many others
     
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    Yeah I don't have my thread notifications on. That looks like Venus to me

    Venus is often called "The Morning Star" because the ancients didn't know it was a planet.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gegEBANO_RY
     
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    first pic was around 9 or 10 at night. it moved slightly west over night by 4am, but still SW corner of the sky
     
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    the cones in my eyes are not* the best. and it was pretty blatantly orange (not in the screenshot at 9pm ,but at 4am when the sky was dark) so im guessing mars...
     
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    Kaladin Stormblessed "Am a what, son" is code for...

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    for years, i used to point to a planet in the sky outside bars and tell people it was venus, since i didnt realize we could see other planets lol
     
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    haha too funny.

    I have a crazy story when I got started in astronomy. I don't tell many people cuz
    its compleytely fuckin wacky but it happened to me
     
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    Yeah Venus should not be orange. If it is we got major trouble. LOL

    If you are in the US though it either has to be Jupiter which would be yellow orange or Venus)

    Mars I believe this time of year is not visible in the US in the morning
    unless its very early morning in the Western horizon just before it dips below
    the horizon.
     
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    Some Video footage of Jupiter and her moons with my 8"
    You can just barely make out her 4 larger moons before I lose it and blow out


    View: https://vimeo.com/192970235/ecd3067a99
     
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    Oh just saw this... If its 9PM in the south west its Jupiter.
    should be in the SW sky and the brightest thing in it as well. Saturn will be to its left

    Grab a pair of binoculars and you'll be able to see all four of her moons

    If its early morning like 4AM -5AM in the southwest then Jupiter has dipped below the horizon
    and its Mars you are looking at
     
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    Whoa. That's awesome!!

    I thought the world was flat tho??
     
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    Whoa. That makes perfect sense. So I probably saw Jupiter at night (looked yellow to me, but probably would have looked a little more orange as the sky darkened

    And then Mars in the morning. (The orange stood out prior to you listing the colors)

    Thanks!! U just maDE my nights cooler by being able to put those light's into perspective :))
     
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    Bingo.

    Uploading a vid that will help ya
     
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    Yeah its flat. Don't tell all the youtube mom basement couch living flat earth "scientists"
    that they are right and all the genius minds of the century like Einstein, Newton, Stephen
    Hawking etc are completely wrong. LOL

    I always wanted to explain to a flat earther that while they are typing their nonsense
    onto their phone and Facebook posts that their phone wouldn't work unless the earth was
    round (all the math in your phone is based on round earth science) so they should stop using
    it and communicate with a cup and a string.

    I just don't have the patience for them though
     
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    I'll PM you cuz its insane
     
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