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Message 993765 - Posted: 3 May 2010, 14:07:04 UTC

Ok, I'm new to this and have a newb question regarding the Data info. How do you enterprite these coordinates:
from 14hr 59' 20" RA, +19deg 28' 54" Dec?

Any links that explains this type of coordinates?
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Message 993776 - Posted: 3 May 2010, 14:46:54 UTC - in response to Message 993765.

yes go to google sky and input your coordinates. YOu'll see the point in the sky where the telescope was looking when the data was collected
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Message 993778 - Posted: 3 May 2010, 14:50:47 UTC - in response to Message 993765.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celestial_coordinate_system

You may also notice it's 14h 59m 20.0000s, +19° 28′ 54.000″

Btw, I checked in Google Sky and there's nothing there. Just black sky. ;-)
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Message 993793 - Posted: 3 May 2010, 15:41:18 UTC - in response to Message 993778.

maybe its a signal from one of their incoming ships!!! ;0
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