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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:14 AM
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Poll question: Why couldn't I find Uranus last night?
Yes, it's a funny name, but I really was looking for it. It is a tiny thing in the telescope. The color is supposed to give it away, a green-blue, but I am not very sensitive to color and it looks grey to me. The only real way to see it is to boost the magnification and look around the general area until I see something like a tiny disk rather than a pin-point of light. I found it before, but could not last night.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:54 AM
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1. a probe is supposed to penetrate uranus
sometime later this year.
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:38 PM
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2. Oooooh....
...something to look forward to, yes? :rofl: :P
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:09 PM
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3. Really? No mention in Sky & Telescope.
Do you know anything about it like who is flying it (i.e. NASA, ESA etc.)?
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:17 PM
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4. You weren't at my house looking.
:hide:
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:38 PM
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5. Isn't Uranus a giant gas ball?
I saw that on Star Trek they were flying by Uranus looking for Kling ons!
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:00 PM
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6. It is more of an ice giant than a gas giant.
It does contain noxious gas, though.

Mostly it is frozen ammonia among other nasty things.
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:24 PM
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7. Were you looking in the direction of Aquarius?
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:47 PM
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9. The truth is...
...with all the lunar glow and the nearby Garage Lamp Cluster, I could not find Aquarius or even Capricorn.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:26 PM
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8. myanus was in the shop over the week-end.
New points, plugs, and a lube job.
Runs like a top now.
Better luck next time.
;-)
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:27 PM
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10. It's Columbus Day weekend
What kind of schmuck works on Columbus Day weekend?


:P
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 07:52 AM
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11. Somehow, it was Bill Clinton's fault.
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