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I'm a wannabe amateur astronomer making do with satisfying my urge by taking astrosolar photographs in white light with available equipment.


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comment What is the secret behind the existence of gravitational force?
And then the question swings to tidal friction interaction - a different question at best
Aug
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revised The face of the moon at moonset
added 500 characters in body
Aug
18
comment The face of the moon at moonset
'I know this is not actually the case'... Actually, it is the case. See my answer.
Aug
18
revised The face of the moon at moonset
added 500 characters in body
Aug
18
comment The face of the moon at moonset
This answers a different issue, the changing orientation of the moon over the period of a lunar month. The question is about the change noticeable between moonrise and moonset, and libration is not really noticeable over that period.
Aug
18
answered The face of the moon at moonset
Aug
15
comment Problem with Python
This question appears to be off-topic, and belongs on Stack Overflow
Aug
10
answered Are multiple satellites required to handle geostationary orbits?
Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What would the effects be on Earth if Jupiter was turned into a star?
Aug
7
comment Aren't there more naked-eye-visible stars in the Milky Way plane?
It is 3500ly across, not in diameter. Furthermore, I don't get you. Are you seriously disputing the reality of easily made observations, are you seriously claiming that stars should all appear evenly distributed across the sky, because in your mind you've decided that it ought to be this way, based on a couple of things you have read and misunderstood?
Aug
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revised Aren't there more naked-eye-visible stars in the Milky Way plane?
Fixed 25ly -> 25kly etc
Aug
6
comment Aren't there more naked-eye-visible stars in the Milky Way plane?
Eeeek yup - I'll update, and perhaps to can remove comment.
Aug
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answered Aren't there more naked-eye-visible stars in the Milky Way plane?
Aug
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revised Visibility of Apollo 11 module
Tuned up the grammar
Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Determining planetary positions on the celestial sphere by Right Ascension and Declination
Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Determining planetary positions on the celestial sphere by Right Ascension and Declination
Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the maximum number of planets in the habitable zone?
Aug
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Visibility of Apollo 11 module
Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Generalised planets?
Aug
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comment Aren't there more naked-eye-visible stars in the Milky Way plane?
I couldn't see anything there claiming there is 1000ly of visible stars in all directions of our position. Actually, while the Orion Arm is 3500ly across, the galaxy is only about 1000ly thick, and probably less where we are, so your initial assumption is incorrect.