Results 1 to 3 of 3
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By bladekeeper

Thread: Vulcanoid Asteroids

  1. #1
    epeddy1's Avatar
    epeddy1 is offline SUPER GIANT
    Points: 16,808, Level: 89
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 142
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!200+ Posts Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    802
    Points
    16,808
    Level
    89
    Thanks
    313
    Thanked 285x 206 Posts

    Default Vulcanoid Asteroids



    Vulcanoid asteroid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The vulcanoids are a hypothetical population of asteroids that may orbit the Sun in a dynamically stable zone inside the orbit of the planet Mercury. They are named after the hypothetical planet Vulcan, whose existence was disproven in 1915. No vulcanoids have yet been discovered, and it is not clear if any exist.
    ...
    What do you guys think? In this day-n-age, major discoveries are mostly reserved for professional astronomers with 7+ figure equipment. Would the discovery of a Vulcanoid Asteroid by observing a transit using a decent sized backyard telescope with solar filter be considered the holy grail for amatuer astronomers? Or do you think this is astronomy quackery?
    I'm always learning, so PLEASE correct me if I sound misinformed. I will not be offended if you tell me I'm wrong. Thanks for your patience!
    Celestron 15x70 Binos w/ tripod, Celestron 6SE + 9x50 finder, EP/Filter Kit, Solar filter, f/6.3 reducer, OIII, LP, and UHC filters, NexImage, 8-24mm Zoom EP, Canon T3i
    Wants: Less Light Pollution, and Clear Skies!

  2. #2
    Darth Nightmaricus's Avatar
    Darth Nightmaricus is offline Banned
    Points: 48, Level: 1
    Level completed: 96%, Points required for next Level: 2
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Shawnee, OK
    Posts
    7
    Points
    48
    Level
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default Re: Vulcanoid Asteroids

    It is certainly not quackery - vulcanoid asteroids would be an important class of objects that would give insight into the early days of the solar system. If they're there, our theories on formation are correct. If they're not, we'll have to find different theories on how the early solar system came to be.

  3. #3
    bladekeeper's Avatar
    bladekeeper is online now Super Moderator
    Points: 306,678, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 100.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Activity Award
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Lowell, Arkansas, USA
    Posts
    39,010
    Points
    306,678
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    29,135
    Thanked 17,683x 12,109 Posts

    Default Re: Vulcanoid Asteroids

    Please refer to the Forum Rules and Terms of Service: Astronomy Forum Rules and Terms of Service - Part One, The Legal Stuff, particularly the section on revival of old threads, aka necro posting.

    This thread is quite old, and has been awakened from a peaceful slumber.

    Thread closed.
    Makuser likes this.
    Bryan

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    :
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    f/5; Celestron C6-R f/8; ES AR127 f/6.4; ES AR127 f/9.4; Stellarvue SV102T f/7; ES AR102 f/9.8;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    MC90 f/13.3;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    ST80A f/5; Celestron Premium 80 f/11.4; Celestron C80 f/11.4; Unitron Model 142 f/16; Meade NG60 f/10
    Mounts: Celestron AVX; Bresser EXOS-2; ES Twilight I; ES Twilight II; iOptron Cube-G; AZ3/wood tripod; Vixen
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Eyepieces: GSO Super Plössl 40mm, 32mm, 15mm, 9mm; ES 82° Series; GSO Superview 30mm; Celestron Plössl 26mm, 20mm; ES 70° 25mm; ES Plössl 25mm; Vite Aspheric 23mm, 10mm, 4mm; Orion Expanse 20mm, 9mm; KK Ortho 18mm, 12.5mm; Bresser 70° 15mm; Coulter Optical 12.5mm; BCO 10mm; ES 62° 9mm; Zhumell Z Series 5mm
    Binoculars: Pentax PCF WP II 10×50, Bresser Corvette 10×50, Bresser Hunter 16×50 and 8×40, Garrett
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    12×60 LW, Gordon 10×50, Apogee 20×100

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Galaxy Hunter's Creed - When you play whack-a-mole, sometimes you hit 'em on the head, sometimes you miss 'em. But its always fun to play, and if you don't play, you ain't gettin no moles! - KT4HX

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to bladekeeper For This Useful Post:

    kingclinton (07-19-2015)

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. asteroids and comets
    By tron3000 in forum Astronomy Beginners Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-17-2011, 10:54 PM
  2. Asteroids?
    By Manok101 in forum Comets - Minor Planets Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-30-2011, 01:52 AM
  3. Two asteroids possible collision
    By mike ascii in forum Amateur Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-08-2010, 09:45 AM
  4. More fun with asteroids!
    By William C. Keel in forum Amateur Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-26-2003, 09:03 PM
  5. More fun with asteroids!
    By William C. Keel in forum Amateur Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-26-2003, 05:18 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Powered by vBulletin®
All times are GMT. The time now is 06:54 AM.