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Old October 28th 17, 12:55 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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Default The First Known Interstellar Comet

On Friday, October 27, 2017 at 1:06:57 PM UTC-7, Gerald Kelleher wrote:
On Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:20:40 PM UTC+1, palsing wrote:
On Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:31:14 AM UTC-7, Chris.B wrote:
On Friday, 27 October 2017 09:37:49 UTC+2, wrote:
On Friday, October 27, 2017 at 12:36:46 AM UTC+1, palsing wrote:
Just because you think that you were the first to recognize this material does not mean you were, you were simply late to the party.

... and in fact Gerald still does not understand retrogrades of the inferior planets even as well as Hipparchus did. When shown the actual path of Venus against the background stars, he does not believe it.

Hipparchus was probably a genius.

The troll known as '1461' has severe, long term, mental health problems and would not, knowingly, admit to anything recognized by science.

The denser they are the greater their belief in themselves.
Always the Napoleon. Never the orderly.
This dunce could not light a fire under science even with two sticks.

... and a stopwatch...

You stoop to that guy and perhaps I have thought more of you than I should.

For whatever reason you have a mental block when it comes to putting the 24 hour day in order with its subdivisions of hours,minutes and seconds. This allowed accurate clocks to be developed for determining separation using the correlation of 1 hour time difference equating to 15 degrees geographical separation even when the distance reduces across latitudes.

I could go to great lengths in talking about the need for meridian lines which serve the terrestrial based reference and the stationary Sun as the line passes in front of the Sun and midway either side of the circle of illumination (noon) but somehow when you all have it in your heads to ignore the actual reference systems and the great people who's work will eventually shine through.

Again, you lowered yourself Paul when responding to that noisebox so you must be genuinely desperate.

Gerald, no matter what you say or think, a star returns to 2 sticks every 23 56 04. Just about everyone knows this, and we define this as a Sidereal Day. Even you can make this measurement for yourself. for it is incontrovertible. What is your own interpretation of this easily verifiable measurement?

I'm pretty sure this same question has been asked of you several times in the past, but I don't remember if you've ever answered it... but I doubt it. The obvious answer would pretty much destroy *your* way of thinking...