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Old 08-22-2018, 08:27 PM   #106
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Awesome tidbit on the astrophotography. You should go for the seven sisters!
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my favourite planet is saturn and that's an amazing pic of it, great shot dude

i wish i lived in a place where i could stargaze. i can barely see anything but the brightest stars and planets.
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Oh c’mon Dave you’re in Canada! Colder skies and a few miles drive and you’ll be swell to see some great stuff.
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:14 PM   #110
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Oh c’mon Dave you’re in Canada! Colder skies and a few miles drive and you’ll be swell to see some great stuff.
...i live in downtown toronto.
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So go on a Canadian adventure
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i don't have a car, so i can go on an adventure about as far as barrie or niagara falls if i don't want to get on an airplane or a long-distance bus.
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awesome photos!!

we have really clear skies here in the middle of nowhere, so got to see lots of shooting stars last weekend... can still see Mars quite clearly too at the moment... i love sky watching - saw something really bright, quite large (compared to the usual satellites and planes), moving pretty fast in a steady line across the sky a couple of weeks ago - my daughter reckoned it was the ISS - awesome to think there may have been people up there!
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i don't have a car, so i can go on an adventure about as far as barrie

What an adventure that would be...
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What an adventure that would be...
i shall undertake a quest to find a person under the age of 70 at casino rama. and a great and mighty struggle it shall be...
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Get on your horse backwards and ride it to the nearest poutine place. Bring enough ketchup chips, pop, and apologies for the journey.
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my moose is going to be very upset to hear that you called him a horse.
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my moose is going to be very upset to hear that you called him a horse.


Riding Bullwinkle was not what I had in mind, but I suppose a moose is nothing but a horse with handlebars.
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my favourite planet is saturn and that's an amazing pic of it, great shot dude

i wish i lived in a place where i could stargaze. i can barely see anything but the brightest stars and planets.
Thanks Dave!!! Yes I hear you about living in dt Toronto! Having lived in Mississauga for a good chunk of my life, I know toronto’s Light pollution is horrible especially downtown! And not having a car makes it next to impossible to cary a telescope out to some field away from the city! My problem is not the light pollution (in fact where I just recently bought my condo, 20 minutes away is a dark sky reserve where you can see the Milky Way) and I have a vehicle, my problem is my laziness to haul my equipment out to the field and I never feel comfortable observing on my own in the dark sky reserve as there are bears and Abbotsford (where I currently live in) is not exactly the safest city in terms of crime. I do get some nice peekaboo views of the planets and moon from my balcony so I can take photos from there, but air currents from my warm building don’t make it too easy to get steady views of the planets and it’s next to impossible to view deepsky objects! But I am thinking of joining the Fraser valley astronomical society next year where they have star parties at the dark sky reserve. I’m just not joining yet cos it costs money and since I just bought my first place I’m trying to watch my money.
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awesome photos!!

we have really clear skies here in the middle of nowhere, so got to see lots of shooting stars last weekend... can still see Mars quite clearly too at the moment... i love sky watching - saw something really bright, quite large (compared to the usual satellites and planes), moving pretty fast in a steady line across the sky a couple of weeks ago - my daughter reckoned it was the ISS - awesome to think there may have been people up there!
Thanks Mama! That is awesome that you live in a very dark area! Not very many people can truly enjoy that now a days! In fact I am very sad that most kids of this generation have never experienced a true dark sky where they can see the Milky Way! When I was a kid and lived in Argentina, we lived in the countryside in the middle of nowhere and I swear the sky was white with stars!! They were brilliant and there were millions of them! It is one of those childhood memories I will always cherish! I wished more people now could experience this but sadly as population continues to grow, so does light pollution and I don’t ever see it getting better

Oh yes forgot to answer your question, I think your daughter might be correct and could very well be the ISS that you saw. I found a great website which tells you when the iss will pass in front of the moon or sun in any location you set it to. This is great to get great pics of the moon with the silhouette iss in front. The name of the site escapes me now and it was saved on my old phone. When I find it I’ll post it up here! I am sure there are also lots of sites that also tell you when the iss will fly overhead in your area. I’ll post links of what I find soon!
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