I do not know why this question is posted in another thread, but I will answer it here (also):
2dimes on Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:59 am
Could a person post actual thoughts in the astronomy thread, in response to a question about observing a green comet, instead of random things copied from other websites? Of course. Or was that your point? By the way did you observe the comet from your yard and were you using a telescope? It's been too cloudy here all week.
It has been too cloudy where I am to view the comet, now I know where to look.
Post actual thoughts? Do you have a question? Do you want me to tell you:
*what I ate for breakfast?
*my views on Cosmology?
*my views on the Anthropic Principle or
What are you looking for, 2dimes?
Look at the opening page of this thread; I posted LOTS of my ideas there without copy and paste. Do you want more of THAT?
Postby jusplay4fun on Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:04 am
OK, I bundled up (at 5 Degrees F) and I saw the planets Jupiter, Mars, AND the double star of Libra.....very cool and very cold. With sunrise at about 6:25 here, I may go out one more time to see the two planets even closer. Without binoculars, I could not see Mars, really. It is a faint dot, once I realized where it is in the sky. Once I picked it up in binoculars, I saw the faint dot with my naked eyes.
Two tips told to me by good star gazers:
1) stars twinkle and planets do not; this is an easy way to tell stars from planets;
2) your fist, held at arm's length from your body, is 5 degrees; so 10 degrees above the horizon is two fists above it. TRY IT..!
the Sky and Telescope site I cited earlier is a good aid to find the planet conjuncture. There is even mention further down the page about a comet, but its best was 1/4/18 and I likely need a telescope, and getting away from city lights.....I did not read into that topic enough, but that is for 2dimes to check out with his telescope.
VERY COOL to see ALL that this cold morning.
JP4FUN (in the COLD)
I can post more of such things, but why carry on a conversation with myself? Ignoring the recent obvious and intended insults, this thread draws few comments. However, this thread does get LOTS of LOOKS (Views) I have noticed.
Further, I did answer the question(s) posed about comets, without citing any sites. So I do not understand your point, 2dimes. I post information (mostly from a reputable website on the Topic, Sky and Telescope) about what to see and where to look in the sky. Does that bothers you, 2dimes? I even look at other websites for more information, if I find a need for that.
I have noticed that you now post little here. I wonder why. To me, this is a fun place to discuss what we see (and can see) in the night skies.