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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.


Aug
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the relative time difference between us and a star system in outer layer of our galaxy?
Aug
27
comment Time after sunset until star can be seen
Sorry, I answered from the practical point of view, when can you count on doing something useful with the observation, which is after astronomical darkness. You can't do much useful with an observation when the star is just barely visible. And you could quibble about visibility - naked eye or with a scope? Whose naked eye - different people can see different apparent magnitudes in full darkness, so it is likely different people will see stars appear differently. Perhaps it would help if you explained why you want to know the answer, what is the intended purpose...
Aug
27
answered Time after sunset until star can be seen
Aug
25
reviewed Edit suggested edit on How do black holes evaporate?
Aug
25
revised How do black holes evaporate?
corrected typo in title, improved language
Aug
25
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What's an order-of-magnitude main sequence star look like?
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
'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
8
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
6
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
5
answered Aren't there more naked-eye-visible stars in the Milky Way plane?
Aug
4
revised Visibility of Apollo 11 module
Tuned up the grammar
Aug
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Determining planetary positions on the celestial sphere by Right Ascension and Declination