Monday, July 13, 2015

Pluto

New Horizon will make closest approach in next six hours, so download some of the LORRI images from the JPL web site. And used ImageJ to make some features visible....


Update - 20150715 11:00 am local AEST
New horizons has survived it's flyby of Pluto, now waiting for all the good data to slowly download.
Heading for the home of the comets.......

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Comet Master

This new comet is finally rising in my evening skies. So, a small effort to recorded it from my backyard....A faint tail is seen...




20150519

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Update 20150519 -  A colorful comet.....

Friday, April 3, 2015

My southern skies

As good as it gets...

And then the moon does this.....20150404....

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Kerbal Space Program

I don't think I will ever qualify for NASA, so the next best fun and easy thing is KSP.
Kerbal Space Program, lets you build, launch, operate, and launch into planetary orbits you own space craft. Lots of fun going through the learning curve to a stable orbit. I made a little shuttle transport, that does not land well...crash landing... and a small space station to dock with.  Great for those cloudy days and nights.

That's me waving in the lower left image...8)
My heavy lift configurations

A wheely rover heavy landed at MUN...


a Very heavy lander at Min.....

Duna...no return...?

Wheely rover Bigdog-1 arrives and lands at Duna.....




Mun base cluster of landers....
Another wheely....

Star Ships small and big....








Small is goood.....a three part probe gets to orbit, I think this is the smallest craft that works. Also a lander that launches from the KSC pad and gets to Mun landing with juice to spare..



Helped Bob Kerman make a servo controlled telescope...



Flex-O-Rings......



UFO's.......



More UFO's and SMIGS (SMall Is Good Ships)....








An eclipse of the Kerbal Sun by Mun...??
Bob Kerman records and Solar eclipse by mun...

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Made it to Plock and back only just....



DALEK - MECHJEB.....!!!