View Full Version : The Astronomical Numbers game
2006-Jun-18, 09:29 PM
Also, 1001 nights cannot only be used to tell fairy tales, but also to do beautiful astronomy (http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-2004/pr-08-04.html#vid-04-04), as this group has done. Awesome.
2006-Jun-19, 03:00 PM
1002 GMT seems to be a popular time to launch Earth observation missions, with Aura going off at 1002 on July 16, 2004, and Cloudsat/CALIPSO (two spacecraft on one booster) setting off at 1002 on April 28, 2006.
2006-Jun-20, 04:28 PM
The HD-1003 is a state-of-the-art star tracker manufactured by Goodrich.
2006-Jun-20, 04:39 PM
1004 - the variable star Chi Pegasi (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/sim-id.pl?protocol=html&Ident=Chi+Peg&NbIdent=1&Radius=10&Radius.unit=arcmin&CooFrame=FK5&CooEpoch=2000&CooEqui=2000&output.max=all&o.catall=on&output.mesdisp=N&Bibyear1=1983&Bibyear2=2006&Frame1=FK5&Frame2=FK4&Frame3=G&Equi1=2000.0&Equi2=1950.0&Equi3=2000.0&Epoch1=2000.0&Epoch2=1950.0&Epoch3=2000.0) is also catalogued as FK5 1004
2006-Jun-20, 06:35 PM
The Rudolphine Tables, a catalog of stars published by Johannes Kepler and based primarily on observations by Tycho Brahe, contains positions for 1005 stars.
2006-Jun-20, 06:45 PM
1006 CE was a year of a great supernova.
2006-Jun-20, 08:23 PM
Astronaut Terrence W. Wilcutt has logged over 1007 hours in space on four space shuttle flights, two as pilot and two as commander.
2006-Jun-21, 07:09 AM
I know this may not be entirely astronomical, but I just found out that 10:08 is the time most used when displaying watches in a store. There has been mention of a golden rectangle in the formation of the clock hands, which would be one reason for the subconscious appeal of a watch.
2006-Jun-21, 12:03 PM
I thought it was 10:10 & that was because it made a smiley face :) (or a tick).
1009 - IBM and Telstar (http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/space/space_9208ph11.html)
'In a satellite data transmission test performed on October 25, 1962 by IBM, a message was transmitted from an IBM 1401 data processing system in Endicott, N.Y., to an identical computer at the IBM World Trade Corporation laboratory at La Gaude, France. The message was converted by an IBM 1009 Data Transmission Unit from binary coded decimal form into a special transmission code.'
2006-Jun-21, 03:33 PM
NGC 4639 is redshifted by 1010 km/sec.
2006-Jun-21, 04:21 PM
The Pegasus booster rocket is launched from a Lockheed L-1011 aircraft. Spacecraft sent into orbit this way include FAST, Galex, HESSI, HETE, SWAS, TOMS-EP, TRACE, and WIRE.
2006-Jun-22, 06:19 PM
Colorado General Assembly House Joint Resolution 98-1012 congratulates the Jack Swigert Memorial Commission on placing a statue of Apollo 13 astronaut Jack Swigert in the US Capitol and authorizes them to place an identical statue in the state of Colorado.
2006-Jun-23, 02:02 AM
18 July 1013, Hermanicus Contractus, author of two or more treatises on the Astrolabe, was born.
2006-Jun-23, 01:37 PM
1014 - variable binary star AD Ceti is HD 1014 (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/sim-id.pl?protocol=html&Ident=HD+1014&NbIdent=1&Radius=10&Radius.unit=arcmin&CooFrame=FK5&CooEpoch=2000&CooEqui=2000&output.max=all&o.catall=on&output.mesdisp=N&Bibyear1=1983&Bibyear2=2006&Frame1=FK5&Frame2=FK4&Frame3=G&Equi1=2000.0&Equi2=1950.0&Equi3=2000.0&Epoch1=2000.0&Epoch2=1950.0&Epoch3=2000.0)
2006-Jun-23, 02:24 PM
The Zeiss M-1015 is a standard, 80's-era planetarium machine, used in many planetariums in the United States.
2006-Jun-24, 08:12 PM
At the time of the Challenger disaster, women had accumulated 1016 hours in space.
2006-Jun-24, 09:46 PM
1017 - the Moon's average orbital speed about the Earth is approximately 1017 metres per second
2006-Jun-24, 10:13 PM
April 18th 1018, Thietmarus reported on the appearance of a Solar eclipse.
2006-Jun-25, 07:09 AM
Indian astronomer and mathematician Sripati (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sripati), lived from 1019 to 1066.
2006-Jun-25, 04:02 PM
JPL's Comet Hyakutake Image Archive (http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/comet/hyakutake/images.html) contains 1020 images of the comet.
2006-Jun-25, 10:58 PM
1021 KeV! That's about one proton's worth of energy.
2006-Jun-26, 02:08 PM
NGC 1022 is a starburst galaxy in Cetus, which was observed by the International Ultraviolet Explorer well enough to investigate the intermingling of stars and dust in this system.
2006-Jun-26, 02:23 PM
H.R. 1023 , the Charles "Pete" Conrad Astronomy Awards Act, would establish two new annual awards for amateur astronomers: one for the individual or group that identifies the brightest near-Earth asteroid and the other for the individual or group that makes the greatest contribution to the catalog of such asteroids maintained by the Minor Planet Center of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Each award would be $3,000. The program would be administered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
2006-Jun-26, 03:44 PM
Some oldish detectors with only 10 bits of precision could distinguish 1024 (that is, 1K) intensity levels. And that does mean old - the WFPC2 installed on HST in 1993 manages 12 bits per pixel.
2006-Jun-26, 03:47 PM
The Lyman-beta transition of hydrogen is at 1025 Angstroms in the far-ultraviolet. This feature is part of the Lyman-alpha forest seen against quasars (that is, there is an overlapping Lyman-beta forest deeper into the spectrum) and also shows up as another trough in absorption against the highest-redshift quasars as we start to see the intergalactic gas become measurable neutral. (I'll try to refrain from more entries in my UV line list until we get to 1215 or so).
2006-Jun-26, 03:50 PM
New Horizons weighes 1025 pounds.
Surveyor 3 had a mass of 1026 kg at launch.
2006-Jun-26, 10:57 PM
29 July 1027, Saturn was occulted by Mars, and observed in China.
2006-Jun-27, 02:45 PM
Ptolemy's Almagest lists the constellation, position within the constellation, latitude, longitude, and magnitude of 1028 stars. It was the authoritative work on astronomy for over a thousand years.
2006-Jun-28, 04:05 PM
SOHO-1029 was the fiftieth comet discovered by Hua Su, one of a number of researchers studying SOHO archival images to find previously missed comets.
2006-Jun-29, 07:59 AM
1030 - Psi1 Cancri (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psi1_Cancri) is approximately 1030 light-years from Earth
2006-Jun-29, 02:17 PM
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is the largest spacecraft ever sent to Mars, with a dry mass of 1031 kilograms.
2006-Jun-30, 04:27 PM
The THEMIS visible imager aboard the Mars Odyssey spacecraft uses a 1024x1032 CCD array.
2006-Jul-03, 01:00 PM
NGC 1033, a 14th magnitude galaxy in Cetus (the sign the Sun was in when I was born).
2006-Jul-03, 05:08 PM
PSR J1833-1034 is believed to be one of the youngest pulsars in the galaxy.
2006-Jul-03, 06:08 PM
Supernova 1990e appeared in NGC 1035
I'll be glad when we get out of the range of numbers for which 10 to some power satisfies the search engines.
2006-Jul-03, 07:05 PM
1036 Ganymed is the largest known near-Earth asteroid.
2006-Jul-03, 08:15 PM
Avicenna (Ibn Sina) died in 1037.
2006-Jul-03, 08:38 PM
NASA's Crew Exploration Vehicle is planned to have 1038 cubic feet of pressurized volume.
2006-Jul-04, 09:44 AM
in 1039, Abu Ali al-Hasan Ibn al-Haitham (Alhazen), the father of optics, died.
2006-Jul-04, 10:03 AM
1040 - Beta Doradus (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/sim-id.pl?protocol=html&Ident=Beta+Dor&NbIdent=1&Radius=10&Radius.unit=arcmin&CooFrame=FK5&CooEpoch=2000&CooEqui=2000&output.max=all&o.catall=on&output.mesdisp=N&Bibyear1=1983&Bibyear2=2006&Frame1=FK5&Frame2=FK4&Frame3=G&Equi1=2000.0&Equi2=1950.0&Equi3=2000.0&Epoch1=2000.0&Epoch2=1950.0&Epoch3=2000.0), Eta Lyrae (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eta_Lyrae) and s Carinae (HD 90853) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD_90853) are all approximately 1040 light-years away.
2006-Jul-05, 12:17 AM
Earth's rotational speed at the equator is 1041 miles per hour.
2006-Jul-07, 10:08 PM
Mars Express masses 1042 kilograms.
2006-Jul-08, 03:11 AM
In 2005 a search of a recent proper element database for 96944 minor planets, yeilded 1043 objects belonging to the core group of the hygiea asteroid family
2006-Jul-08, 11:58 AM
1044 - the HII region NGC 604, in M33 (http://www.racine.ra.it/planet/testi/Foto/m33.htm) (The Pinwheel Galaxy in Triangulum), has a diameter of 320 parsecs, or about 1044 light-years
2006-Jul-08, 07:18 PM
The earliest evidence of rockets dates back to about 1045 CE, when gunpowder rockets were in common use in China.
2006-Jul-10, 10:56 PM
CI 20-1046 is the 48th nearest star to the Sun.
2006-Jul-11, 12:57 AM
At the Earth's equator you are spinning at 1047 miles/hour.
2006-Jul-11, 06:27 PM
DENIS 1048-39 (http://www.solstation.com/stars/d1048-39.htm) is one of the closest known stars (13 light years away) but is so dim it was only discovered in 2000.
2006-Jul-12, 11:50 AM
1049 - NGC 1049 (http://www.messier45.com/cgi-bin/dsdb/dsb.pl?ss=115271969146589&str=NGC+1049), a globular cluster associated with the Fornax Dwarf Irregular Galaxy. It was discovered by John Herschel in the 1830s. (http://www.seds.org/~spider/spider/LG/Add/for_dw_n1049.html)
2006-Jul-12, 12:08 PM
Rigel (the giant's leg - Beta Ori), the brightest star in Orion, is a blue-white supergiant at magnitude 0.1 at 1050 light years away
2006-Jul-12, 01:34 PM
Struve 1051 is a striking triple system of similar stars.
2006-Jul-12, 04:02 PM
NGC 1052, an elliptical galaxy in Cetus, is noted for having a significant amount of neutral hydrogen, possibly acquired from a former companion galaxy. It also boasts an active nucleus lighting up emission lines which are strong but of lower ionization levels than seen in Seyfert galaxies, making it a prototype of the so-called LINER class of galactyic nuclei.
2006-Jul-12, 04:09 PM
The space shuttle Discovery docked to the International Space Station (ISS) at 1053 EDT (1453 GMT) on Thursday.
2006-Jul-12, 04:13 PM
A.D. 1054 - astronomers throughout eastern Asia (and just possibly and more quietly in Europe) notice the supernova outburst which we now see as the Crab Nebula.
2006-Jul-12, 04:26 PM
Wolf 1055 is a binary system of two red dwarfs located 19.2 light-years away in the constellation of Aquila.
2006-Jul-12, 05:18 PM
The Ooty Radio Telescope (http://www.ncra.tifr.res.in/ncra_hpage/ort/ort.html)'s primary consists of 1056 half-wave dipoles.
2006-Jul-13, 02:02 AM
The first picture taken by the Mars Express High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) shows an area 1057 miles (1,700 km) long and about 41 miles (65 km) wide
2006-Jul-13, 07:18 AM
1058 - NGC 1058 (http://www.noao.edu/outreach/aop/observers/n1058.html) is a superb spiral galaxy in Perseus.
2006-Jul-13, 02:44 PM
A 1991 collection by Heinz Andernach (http://vizier.iucaa.ernet.in/viz-bin/Cat?VII/165A) found redshifts for 1059 galaxy clusters in the ACO update of Abell's cluster catalog.
2006-Jul-13, 02:47 PM
And speaking of galaxy clusters - Abell 1060 is a nearby galaxy cluster in Hydra, a few times more distant than the Virgo cluster. It includes a modestly-sized cD galaxy, NGC 3309; a giant elliptical, NGC 3310; and possibly the unusually large and luminous spiral NGC 3312 is a member as well. Also found in this region is... well, you know...
2006-Jul-13, 03:07 PM
The British stamp cataloged as Scott #1061 depicts Airy's Transit Telescope at the Greenwich Observatory.
2006-Jul-14, 10:48 PM
Each of the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) spacecraft massed 1,062 kilograms at launch.
2006-Jul-17, 07:48 PM
The International Standard Serials Number (the magazine equivalent of an ISBN) for Astronomy Reports, Russia's most prominent astronomy journal, is 1063-7729.
2006-Jul-18, 10:56 AM
1064 - HJ 1064 is the discoverer code for the double star 39 Andromedae (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/sim-id.pl?protocol=html&Ident=39+And&NbIdent=1&Radius=10&Radius.unit=arcmin&CooFrame=FK5&CooEpoch=2000&CooEqui=2000&output.max=all&o.catall=on&output.mesdisp=N&Bibyear1=1983&Bibyear2=2006&Frame1=FK5&Frame2=FK4&Frame3=G&Equi1=2000.0&Equi2=1950.0&Equi3=2000.0&Epoch1=2000.0&Epoch2=1950.0&Epoch3=2000.0)
2006-Jul-18, 02:42 PM
IC 1065 is a peculiar galaxy, believed to be the result of the recent merger of two galaxies, one of which was a gas-rich spiral.
2006-Jul-18, 02:43 PM
Comet Halley's most famous passage was in 1066 CE, when it was seen at the Battle of Hastings and commemorated in the Bayeux Tapestry.
2006-Jul-19, 02:58 PM
1067 - HR 1067 (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/sim-id.pl?protocol=html&Ident=HR+1067&NbIdent=1&Radius=10&Radius.unit=arcmin&CooFrame=FK5&CooEpoch=2000&CooEqui=2000&output.max=all&o.catall=on&output.mesdisp=N&Bibyear1=1983&Bibyear2=2006&Frame1=FK5&Frame2=FK4&Frame3=G&Equi1=2000.0&Equi2=1950.0&Equi3=2000.0&Epoch1=2000.0&Epoch2=1950.0&Epoch3=2000.0) is a sixth-magnitude star in Taurus
2006-Jul-19, 02:59 PM
1068 - NGC 1068 is Messier 77 (http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m077.html), a spiral galaxy in Cetus.
2006-Jul-19, 03:15 PM
Comet Hale-Bopp was first spotted when it was 1069 gigameters (million kilometers) from the Sun.
2006-Jul-19, 08:36 PM
Ganymede orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 1070 (* 10^3) km
2006-Jul-19, 09:22 PM
Saturn's moon Tethys is 1071 kilometers in diameter.
2006-Jul-19, 10:30 PM
Supernova 2004I appeared in NGC 1072.
2006-Jul-20, 03:31 PM
Korean astronomers recorded an outburst of the nova R Aquarii in 1073 CE.
2006-Jul-21, 05:52 PM
In the movie The Reluctant Astronaut, Don Knotts is told he's been accepted by NASA as a WB-1074. It takes him a while to find out that this is not an astronaut candidate, but an assistant janitor.
Okay, if you want something a little more serious, NASA image KSC-96PC-1074 is this cool night-time launch picture:
2006-Jul-22, 01:09 AM
In July and August of 1075, Moroccan astronomers tracked the path of a bright comet.
2006-Jul-22, 03:44 AM
The Spirit Mars rover traveled 1076 feet from its landing site to get to the rim of the crater Bonneville.
2006-Jul-22, 11:32 AM
In 1077 from March 7th to March 21st Chinese astronomers tracked a large sunspot (shaped like a plum) across the face of the Sun.
2006-Jul-22, 02:21 PM
1078 - BD +31 643 (http://astro.berkeley.edu/~kalas/news.html), the brightest star in the cluster-with-nebulosity IC 348 (http://www.messier45.com/cgi-bin/dsdb/dsb.pl?ss=115360997724125&id=382&str=IC%20348), is about 330 parsecs - or 1078 light-years - away
2006-Jul-22, 07:27 PM
The peak wavelength of the cosmic microwave background is at 1079 microns.
2006-Jul-22, 07:33 PM
There are currently 1080 photographs from Cassini in NASA's Planetary Photojournal (http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/Cassini[/url).
(The only mission I found with more was Mars Global Surveyor, with 1755.)
2006-Jul-24, 11:00 PM
The astronauts of Skylab 3 completed 1081 hours of solar and Earth experiments during their mission.
2006-Jul-26, 10:18 AM
1082 - BU 1082 is the discoverer code of the fifth-magnitude double star 78 Ursae Majoris (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/sim-id.pl?protocol=html&Ident=78+UMa&NbIdent=1&Radius=10&Radius.unit=arcmin&CooFrame=FK5&CooEpoch=2000&CooEqui=2000&output.max=all&o.catall=on&output.mesdisp=N&Bibyear1=1983&Bibyear2=2006&Frame1=FK5&Frame2=FK4&Frame3=G&Equi1=2000.0&Equi2=1950.0&Equi3=2000.0&Epoch1=2000.0&Epoch2=1950.0&Epoch3=2000.0), whose duplicity was discovered by S. W. Burnham.
2006-Jul-26, 03:13 PM
Helium has an emission line at 1083 nanometers; therefore, much infrared imagery of the Sun is done at this wavelength.
2006-Jul-27, 02:08 PM
Dropping an order of magnitude in wavelength - N+ has a strong transition at 1084 Angstroms, seen both in winds from hot stars and from interstellar gas. In UV spectra of H II regions or star-forming galaxies, this can be the strongest spectral feature between the O VI lines at 1032/1037 A and Lyman alpha (which will probably be forthcoming here in another 132 entries or so).
2006-Jul-27, 02:25 PM
H.R. 1085 is better known as the "NASA Flexibility Act of 2003" and was designed to allow NASA to offer bonuses and other incentives to make it easier to attract qualified technical personnel. It (or a variation thereof) was eventually signed into law as the "NASA Flexibility Act of 2004."
2006-Jul-27, 03:08 PM
1086 - Upsilon1 Cassiopeiae (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/sim-id.pl?protocol=html&Ident=Ups1+Cas&NbIdent=1&Radius=10&Radius.unit=arcmin&CooFrame=FK5&CooEpoch=2000&CooEqui=2000&output.max=all&o.catall=on&output.mesdisp=N&Bibyear1=1983&Bibyear2=2006&Frame1=FK5&Frame2=FK4&Frame3=G&Equi1=2000.0&Equi2=1950.0&Equi3=2000.0&Epoch1=2000.0&Epoch2=1950.0&Epoch3=2000.0) is GC 1086 in the Boss General Catalog
2006-Jul-27, 06:47 PM
Abu Ishaq Ibrahim Ibn Yahya al-Zarqali (Arzachel), the inventor of the astrolabe, died in 1087 CE.
edit by antoniseb: there is an extant astrolabe at least 1100 years older than that.
2006-Jul-28, 09:58 AM
1088 - HJ 1088 is the discoverer code (after John Herschel) for the sixth-magnitude double star HD 10293 (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/sim-id.pl?protocol=html&Ident=HD+10293&NbIdent=1&Radius=10&Radius.unit=arcmin&CooFrame=FK5&CooEpoch=2000&CooEqui=2000&output.max=all&o.catall=on&output.mesdisp=N&Bibyear1=1983&Bibyear2=2006&Frame1=FK5&Frame2=FK4&Frame3=G&Equi1=2000.0&Equi2=1950.0&Equi3=2000.0&Epoch1=2000.0&Epoch2=1950.0&Epoch3=2000.0) in Cassiopeia.
2006-Jul-28, 02:35 PM
SOHO discovered 1089 comets in its first ten years of operation.
2006-Jul-28, 06:12 PM
There are around 1090 Near-Earth Asteroids bigger than 1 km across.
2006-Jul-28, 06:26 PM
In Dante's Paradiso, he meets his grandfather, Cacciaguida, who says he was born 580 Mars revolutions after Jesus's birth. This works out to the year 1091 CE.
2006-Jul-29, 09:43 AM
1092 - I 1092 is the discoverer code (named after Innes) for three (A, B and C) of the many components of the multiple star Eta Carinae (http://www.alcyone.de/SIT/mainstars/SIT000474.htm#Cat4)
[Nitpick: Cacciaguida was Dante's great-great-grandfather (I looked it up!)]
2006-Jul-31, 08:43 AM
The altitude of the "Deep Space Network--Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex (DSS 13)" is 1093m
2006-Jul-31, 08:51 AM
A tower clock was built in China in 1094 by Su Song, It was designed to reveal the movement of the stars and the hours of the day.
2006-Jul-31, 09:00 AM
"In the U.S., 1157 physics PhDs were produced in the class of 2001, and 1095 in 2002. This represents "the seventh and eight year of declining physics doctorate production" in this country"
2006-Jul-31, 09:12 AM
Robert of Lorraine, was the Bishop of Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, England, from 1075 to 1096. He was the author of several works, which included the calendar, astronomy and the abacus.
2006-Jul-31, 09:22 AM
NGC 1097, is the Galaxy with the Longest known Optical Jets.
2006-Jul-31, 02:34 PM
John Glenn's Mercury capsule weighed 1098 kilograms after its return to Earth.
2006-Jul-31, 04:03 PM
1099 - Blaauw and Morgan (Yerkes Observatory) have calculated that the three Runaway Stars (AE Aurigae, Mu Columbae and 53 Arietis) are approximately 337 parsecs - or 1099 light-years - from the Great Orion Nebula M42
2006-Jul-31, 05:30 PM
NASA has received more than 1100 applications for the Educator Astronaut Program.
It's estimated that it will take 1100 hours of extra-vehicular activity to assemble the International Space Station.
2006-Jul-31, 09:00 PM
The start of the 12th Century occured on 1101. Because the Gregorian calendar began with the Year 1 AD.
2006-Aug-01, 09:16 AM
The Progress M1-4 cargo ship was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Nov. 16 and docked with the Zarya module's which is part of the ISS. On Tuesday the 19th of November 2000.
Docking is expected around 6:02 a.m. (1102 GMT).
2006-Aug-01, 11:32 AM
1103 - Sequoia is asteroid 1103, discovered by Walter Baade on 9 November 1928
2006-Aug-01, 05:54 PM
Galileo's first flyby of Callisto brought it to within 1104 kilometers, at the time by far the closest any spacecraft had been to that moon.
2006-Aug-01, 06:58 PM
The North - South arm of the Radio Telescope "Shains Cross" built in the 1950's was 1105m long.
2006-Aug-01, 11:06 PM
The star Wolf 1106 is receding from the Sun at 260 km/sec, the highest recessional value of any nearby star.
2006-Aug-02, 08:19 AM
HR 1107 is one of the polaris stars and visible to the naked eye (6th magnitude) that accompanies the polaris star as it cirlces the North Celestial Pole.
2006-Aug-02, 10:19 AM
1108 Demeter is a main belt asteroid 26 km in diameter.
2006-Aug-02, 07:17 PM
There are approximately 1109 known Trans-Neptunian Objects.
2006-Aug-03, 08:00 AM
1110 - 1 Cassiopeiae (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1_Cassiopeiae) is approximately 1110 light-years away.
2006-Aug-03, 08:38 AM
DX Cancri is a flare star in the constellation Cancer and is one the nearest "one hundred nearest star systems" and has the CNS name of CJ 1111
2006-Aug-03, 10:17 PM
After your tour of the Johnson Space Center, if you're feeling like some Chinese food, odds are you'd stop off at the China Square Restaurant at 1111 E Nasa Road 1.
Okay, more seriously: MGS image MOC2-1111 is the 200,000th image to come down from that spacecraft. MGS has returned more than four times as many images as the combined total from both Viking orbiters.
The British Interplanetary Society designed a lunar mission in the late 1930's based on the powder rocket technology of the time. The liftoff weight of the booster was estimated to be 1112 tonnes. (The actual Saturn V weighed 2700 long tons.)
2006-Aug-04, 09:32 PM
John Pond was an English astronomer. He contributed his catalogue of 1112 stars which was of great value to our knowledge of the heavens.
The Angkor Wat temple northwestern Cambodia was started in 1113. The temple provides information on the solar and lunar periodicity in its architecture.
2006-Aug-05, 11:44 AM
1114 - Tau Fornacis (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/sim-id.pl?protocol=html&Ident=Tau+For&NbIdent=1&Radius=10&Radius.unit=arcmin&CooFrame=FK5&CooEpoch=2000&CooEqui=2000&output.max=all&o.catall=on&output.mesdisp=N&Bibyear1=1983&Bibyear2=2006&Frame1=FK5&Frame2=FK4&Frame3=G&Equi1=2000.0&Equi2=1950.0&Equi3=2000.0&Epoch1=2000.0&Epoch2=1950.0&Epoch3=2000.0) is HR 1114 in the Yale Bright Star Catalog (HR = Harvard Observatory, Revised photometry).
2006-Aug-05, 11:51 AM
The second stage of the first Delta IV Heavy had a total burn time of 1115 seconds.
2006-Aug-06, 10:02 AM
C Jackson discovered the asteroid 1116 Catriona on the 5th of April 1929.
2006-Aug-07, 07:19 PM
NGC 3079 is a well studied edge-on Sc galaxy that displays a type 2 Seyfert nucleus, a prominant double radio lobe, a large super bubble and a systemic velocity of 1116 km/s.
The Triangulum galaxy is also known as M33, NGC 588 and UGC 1117.
(hey, how do you do that fancy crossing out thingy?)
2006-Aug-07, 08:27 PM
1118 - Mean diameter of Dione (http://experts.about.com/e/d/di/Dione_(moon).htm)
This is my first post in a couple of months. Did anyone miss me?
2006-Aug-08, 02:52 PM
Sputnik 2, the second orbital spacecraft ever, weighed 1,119 pounds.
It hasn't been the same without you, jf.
2006-Aug-08, 03:01 PM
Anglo-Saxon scientist Welcher of Malvern pioneers the measurement of the earth in degrees, minutes, and seconds of latitude and longitude, in 1120.
2006-Aug-08, 06:09 PM
Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. It occupies 1121 square degrees
2006-Aug-09, 09:00 AM
In 1901 Annie Cannon published a catalogue of 1122 southern stars.
2006-Aug-09, 11:53 AM
1123 - NGC 1123 = NGC 1122 (http://www.messier45.com/cgi-bin/dsdb/dsb.pl?ss=115582509866205&str=NGC+1123), a spiral galaxy in Perseus
1123 - On 4 December 1123, the Persian astronomer, mathematician, poet and philosopher Omar Khayyám (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Khayy%C3%A1m) died.
[Edit: actually, it was 4 December 1131! I must have picked up the wrong date from some website or other. :wall:]
2006-Aug-10, 08:29 AM
Total solar eclipses are rare events and ones of 7 minutes duration and longer, are even rarer. A total solar eclipse occured in May 1124 BC. The duration of this eclipse was 7m 03s.
2006-Aug-10, 12:14 PM
Asteroid 1125 China was the first asteroid discovered by Purple Mountain Observatory in China.
2006-Aug-10, 04:07 PM
In the year 1126, Adelard of Bath translates Astronomical Tables by Al-Khwarizmi from the Arabic. About this time he also translates Al-Khwarizmi's Liber ysagogarum alchorismi ("introduction of algorism"), a work about arithmetic
2006-Aug-12, 06:18 AM
During the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). Shen Kuo worked out the 12 Qijie Calendar and this was in line with the Gregorian Calendar.
The name of the asteriod 1127 is Mimi.
A total solar eclipse occured on 5th of December 1127 . The duration of this eclipse was 2m 28s.
NGC 1127, is one of eight nebulae, found on a single night in 1863 by Albert Marth with William Lassell's 48-inch reflector.
2006-Aug-13, 12:06 PM
NGC 1128 "Dumbbell Galaxy" is located in the Abell 400 galaxy cluster. It contains two orbiting supermassive black holes on their way to merging.
2006-Aug-14, 02:47 PM
The ill-fated Mars Polar Lander had a dry weight of 1129 pounds.
2006-Aug-15, 11:34 AM
1130 - Beta Doradus (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/sim-id.pl?protocol=html&Ident=Bet+Dor&NbIdent=1&Radius=10&Radius.unit=arcmin&CooFrame=FK5&CooEpoch=2000&CooEqui=2000&output.max=all&o.catall=on&output.mesdisp=N&Bibyear1=1983&Bibyear2=2006&Frame1=FK5&Frame2=FK4&Frame3=G&Equi1=2000.0&Equi2=1950.0&Equi3=2000.0&Epoch1=2000.0&Epoch2=1950.0&Epoch3=2000.0) is approximately 1130 light-years away
2006-Aug-16, 09:06 AM
Persian astronomer, Omar Khayyám (1048-1131) calculates the year length correct to within 1 minute.
2006-Aug-16, 07:00 PM
In 1132 CE, the aptly named comet C/1132 T1 came within an estimated 17.4 lunar distances of Earth, one of the closest comet passes ever.
2006-Aug-17, 07:37 AM
1133 - BU 1133 (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/sim-id.pl?Ident=CCDM%20J19597%2B3150AB&Epoch1=2000%2E0&Epoch2=1950%2E0&Epoch3=2000%2E0&output%2Emes=o%2Ecatall%2C&NbIdent=1&output%2Emax=all&Equi1=2000%2E0&Equi2=1950%2E0&FrameList=FK5&Equi3=2000%2E0&Radius=10&EpochList=2000%2E0&CooFrame=FK5&Bibyear1=1983&EquiList=2000%2E0&CooEpoch=2000&Bibyear2=2006&protocol=html&output%2Emesdisp=N&CooEqui=2000&Radius%2Eunit=arcmin&Frame1=FK5&Frame2=FK4&%2Dsource=simbad&Frame3=G) is S. W. Burnham's discoverer code for the seventh-magnitude double star HD 189613.
2006-Aug-19, 12:31 AM
John of Luna translated Al-Fergâni's treatise "Astronomy" around 1134 this was an abridgement of the "Almagest", this translation introduced Christians to the Ptolemaic system.
The asteroid name for 1134 is Kepler.
A total solar eclipse occured on 23rd of July 1134 . The duration of this eclipse was 6m 21s.
A SOHO "double comet" found by Tony Hoffman has one of those comets catalogued as 1134.
2006-Aug-24, 08:44 PM
Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles is 1135 feet above sea level.
2006-Aug-25, 10:22 AM
1136 - Gamma Arae (http://www.heavens-above.com/hipentry.asp?hip=85267) is 1136 light-years away according to HIPPARCOS.
2006-Aug-25, 07:11 PM
1137 Nice picture here
September 25 1979 - Cosmos 1137. Spacecraft: Strela-1M. Mass: 40 kg (88 lb). Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M.
2006-Aug-25, 11:05 PM
Some second-rate director made a science fiction movie called THX-1138 a long time ago. I forget his name.
Dr. Scott J. Horowitz is currently NASA's Associate Administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate but is also a former astronaut and veteran of four space shuttle missions with more than 1138 hours logged in space.
The Huygens probe touched down on Titan at 1138 UTC, 14 January 2005.
2006-Aug-27, 07:34 AM
Room 1139A in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico is a kitchenette. 1139B is a printer closet.
2006-Aug-27, 05:09 PM
The dwarf planet Pluto has a mean radius of 1140 +/- 7 kms.
2006-Sep-01, 06:00 PM
1141 km/s was the maximum speed of narrow CMEs acording to this (http://cdaw.gsfc.nasa.gov/publications/yashiro2003.cospar.pdf#search=%221141%20km%2Fs%22) paper.
2006-Sep-05, 03:24 PM
1142 - NGC 1142 (http://www.messier45.com/cgi-bin/dsdb/dsb.pl?ss=115748301636573&str=NGC+1142), also known as NGC 1144, one of a pair of peculiar galaxies catalogued as Arp 118.
2006-Sep-05, 10:18 PM
The radius of Mars' core is 1143 miles, at best (http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/mars_core_030306.html).
2006-Sep-06, 08:20 AM
1144 Oda is an asteroid that currently has no meaning.
NGC 1144 is one of the most CO-luminous galaxies in the local universe.
2006-Sep-06, 11:54 AM
The name of asteroid 1145 is Robelmonte
Halley’s Comet has been documented 30 times by humans. The Eadwine Psalter (book of Psalms) has a drawing of Halley’s Comet in the margin during its return in 1145.
A total solar eclipse occurred on 15th of December 1145. The duration of this eclipse was 2m 32s.
Abraham bar Hiyya was a prominent mathematician and astronomer, his "Treatise on Mensuration and Calculations", was translated by Plast of Tivoli from Hebrew into Latin in 1145 and his book served as main source of material for Leonardo Fibonacci.
A star called Taygeta in the constellation Taurus has several catalogue numbers one of these is HR 1145.
2006-Sep-09, 12:52 AM
Cassini flew by Hyperion at a distance of 1146 km during orbit 16 (http://www.mpi-hd.mpg.de/dustgroup/cassini/orbit/data_16.html).
2006-Sep-12, 01:02 PM
1147 - the open cluster IC 4665 (http://www.messier45.com/cgi-bin/dsdb/dsb.pl?ss=115809394874333&str=ic+4665) in Ophiuchus is 352 parsecs, or approximately 1147 lightyears, away.
2006-Sep-15, 02:48 PM
United Nations resolution 1148 calls for "the joint study of an inspection system designed to ensure that the sending of objects through outer space shall be exclusively for peaceful and scientific purposes."
2006-Sep-21, 11:20 PM
seattles SPACE needle at the world fair 1149 ft
2006-Sep-22, 11:39 AM
1150 - Sigma Orionis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigma_Orionis) is approximately 1150 light-years away.
2006-Sep-22, 07:12 PM
pluto,s equatorial radius 1151km.
2006-Sep-22, 07:18 PM
INSAT-1A Delta 3910 PAM, USA Launched on 10 April 1982 from Canaveral. Weight was -----1152 kg----. GEO telecomms and met satellite at 74° East. A jammed C-band antenna was released on 22 April 1982. In addition to providing nationwide TV to rural areas, it returned 30-minute meteorological images. After emerging from eclipse however, it was found to have exhausted its attitude control fuel and had to be abandoned on 04 September 1982 short of its 7 year life. The reported insurance payout was about $70 million.
2006-Sep-23, 05:35 PM
GJ-1153 is a K2V star 68 light years away in the constellation Corvus.
2006-Sep-27, 05:02 PM
A minimal-energy trip from the Moon's surface to the Earth-Moon L4 point takes 1154 hours.
2006-Sep-27, 08:36 PM
In May 1155 there was a bright comet in the sky (Annales Admuntenses)
2006-Oct-05, 08:54 AM
1156 - Merope (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/sim-id.pl?protocol=html&Ident=HR+1156&NbIdent=1&Radius=10&Radius.unit=arcmin&CooFrame=FK5&CooEpoch=2000&CooEqui=2000&output.max=all&o.catall=on&output.mesdisp=N&Bibyear1=1983&Bibyear2=2006&Frame1=FK5&Frame2=FK4&Frame3=G&Equi1=2000.0&Equi2=1950.0&Equi3=2000.0&Epoch1=2000.0&Epoch2=1950.0&Epoch3=2000.0), or 23 Tauri in the Pleiades, is HR 1156 in the Yale Bright Stars Catalog.
2006-Oct-06, 03:56 PM
1157 - Mean diameter , in kilometers, of Uranus' moon Ariel
2006-Oct-14, 07:17 AM
Barred Spiral Galaxy IC 1158 is in the constellation of Serpens
2006-Oct-18, 11:34 AM
1159 - The double star SAO 36548 (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/sim-id.pl?Ident=BD%2B39%20148&Epoch1=2000%2E0&Epoch2=1950%2E0&Epoch3=2000%2E0&output%2Emes=o%2Ecatall%2C&NbIdent=1&output%2Emax=all&Equi1=2000%2E0&Equi2=1950%2E0&FrameList=FK5&Equi3=2000%2E0&Radius=10&EpochList=2000%2E0&CooFrame=FK5&Bibyear1=1983&EquiList=2000%2E0&CooEpoch=2000&Bibyear2=2006&protocol=html&output%2Emesdisp=N&CooEqui=2000&Radius%2Eunit=arcmin&Frame1=FK5&Frame2=FK4&%2Dsource=simbad&Frame3=G) in Andromeda has the discoverer code BU 1159.
2006-Oct-19, 09:16 AM
The name of asteroid 1160 is Illyria,
2006-Oct-19, 05:03 PM
The neutron star in the V2116 Ophiuchi binary system has an orbital period of 1161 days, the longest of all known X ray binaries (read more (http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/astro-ph/pdf/0512/0512253.pdf)).
2006-Oct-23, 01:34 AM
Heh this is a good one! The original Viking photograph that ignited the Face on Mars and resulted in our dear freind Mr. Hoadland's incomprehensible ramblings, was taken by the Viking orbitor from 1162 miles above the martian surface.
2006-Oct-23, 10:37 AM
1163 - HR 1163 (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/sim-id.pl?protocol=html&Ident=hr+1163&NbIdent=1&Radius=10&Radius.unit=arcmin&CooFrame=FK5&CooEpoch=2000&CooEqui=2000&output.max=all&o.catall=on&output.mesdisp=N&Bibyear1=1983&Bibyear2=2006&Frame1=FK5&Frame2=FK4&Frame3=G&Equi1=2000.0&Equi2=1950.0&Equi3=2000.0&Epoch1=2000.0&Epoch2=1950.0&Epoch3=2000.0) is a seventh-magnitude double star (STF 448AB) in Perseus.
2006-Oct-23, 03:22 PM
The Anglo-Australian Telescope sits on Siding Spring Mountain at an altitude of 1164 meters.
2006-Nov-12, 08:33 AM
1165 - 5 Lacertae (http://www.heavens-above.com/hipentry.asp?hip=111022) is 1165 light-years away, as is Sigma Orionis (http://www.starrywonders.com/horsehead.html).
2006-Nov-12, 04:06 PM
NGC 1166 - Galaxy in Aries
2006-Nov-23, 08:13 PM
the discovery that Enceladus has an atmosphere (http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/enceladus_atmosphere_050316.html) was made when Cassini had its first flyby of the moon at an altitude of 1167 km.
We should be careful not to let this thread fall into disrepair :naughty:. I think it is one of the gems of the forum.
2006-Nov-24, 03:12 PM
1168 - variable star Chi Pegasi (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/sim-id.pl?protocol=html&Ident=HIP+1168&NbIdent=1&Radius=10&Radius.unit=arcmin&CooFrame=FK5&CooEpoch=2000&CooEqui=2000&output.max=all&o.catall=on&output.mesdisp=N&Bibyear1=1983&Bibyear2=2006&Frame1=FK5&Frame2=FK4&Frame3=G&Equi1=2000.0&Equi2=1950.0&Equi3=2000.0&Epoch1=2000.0&Epoch2=1950.0&Epoch3=2000.0) is HIP 1168
2006-Nov-24, 03:54 PM
1169 - Here (http://www.ing.iac.es/PR/newsletter/news6/johan5.jpg) is a picture of NGC 1169, a nearby galaxy.
2006-Nov-24, 09:54 PM
And of course, 1170 km is the diameter of both Charon and Umbriel.
2006-Nov-24, 10:07 PM
On 20 October 1171, and again 27 days later, Chinese and Korean astronomers noted a black spot on the Sun as 'large as a peach'.
2006-Nov-25, 05:42 PM
Funny. These (http://www.nmm.ac.uk/server/show/conWebDoc.13855/setPaginate/No) two (http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/news/factsheet.html) sources put Charon's and Umbriel's diameters at 1172 km each, not 1170. :think:
2006-Nov-25, 05:56 PM
1173, Icelandic astronomer and mathematician Bjarni Bergporsson died. He'd written on the lengths of months, epacts, and the date of Easter.
2006-Nov-26, 04:48 PM
Cassini's first Titan flyby took it within 1174 km of the satellite's surface.
2006-Nov-26, 09:42 PM
UCCS Observatory's 16" DFM telescope takes a pic of Galaxy 1175. Here (http://www.uccs.edu/~physics/Obs/Pics/N1175_ST4.gif)
2006-Dec-04, 03:49 PM
The pixel size of MRO's close-up photo of Opportunity at Victoria Crater is 1176 x 942 (http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08812)
UGC 1176 (http://home.earthlink.net/~mcgermano/OldArchives/U1176.jpg) is a dwarf irregular Galaxy (larger of the two) in Pisces that is just 50 minutes WSW of the much larger Messier 74.
2006-Dec-05, 11:52 AM
1177 - the fourth-magnitude star Xi Cygni (http://www.heavens-above.com/hipentry.asp?hip=104060) is approximately 1177 light-years away.
2006-Dec-05, 04:46 PM
"Five monks from Canterbury reported to the abbey's chronicler, Gervase, that shortly after sunset on June 18, 1178 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Bruno_%28crater%29), they saw two horns of light on the shaded part of the moon. In 1976 the geologist Jack B. Hartung proposed that this described the formation of the Giordano Bruno crater."
Quoted from Wikipedia - see link above...
2006-Dec-05, 05:39 PM
On February 17, 2005 Cassini flew by Saturn's moon, Enceladus, at an altitude of 1179 km.
2007-Feb-16, 11:29 PM
1180...number of men claiming to be the father of Anna Nicloe Smith's baby :shifty:
2007-Feb-19, 07:19 PM
In the year 1181, Chinese and Japanese astronomers record a supernova in Cassiopeia that was visible for 185 days. The remnant of this supernova is 3C58 (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap041223.html).
2007-Feb-19, 09:49 PM
Elliptical galaxy IC 1182 shows a large amount of neutral hydrogen, which is more appropriate for a late-type spiral. Along with other factors, this suggests IC 1182 has collided with a gas-rich spiral.
2007-Feb-20, 06:51 PM
Go-Toba takes takes the throne of Japan at the ripe old age of 3.
2007-Feb-20, 07:25 PM
CPD -72 deg 1184 is a high velocity "runaway" BoIII star.
(Remember this is the *astronomical* numbers game. That means astro-related, not big. ;) )
2007-Mar-01, 03:29 PM
The first recorded description of a solar prominence on May 1,1185 during a total Solar eclipse in Russia.
2007-Mar-04, 05:51 AM
NGC 1186 - Galaxy in Perseus, Mag. 11.4
2007-Mar-04, 06:21 AM
The name of asteroid 1187 is Afra.
The barred spiral galaxy NGC 1187 is home to supernova SN1982R.
A total solar eclipse occurred on 4th of September 1187 AD. The duration of this eclipse was 4m 5s.
2007-Mar-05, 04:14 AM
2007-Mar-08, 04:37 PM
1189 Terentia is a main-belt asteroid discovered September 17,
1930 by G. N. Neujmin at Simeis. It is about 28km in size.
2007-Mar-16, 06:32 PM
Gross mass includes 1190 kg of hydrogen peroxide and 280 kg of liquid nitrogen ... index
2007-Mar-16, 10:13 PM
The orbit of Russian weather satellite Meteor 3-06 (http://www.friends-partners.org/partners/mwade/craft/meteor3.htm), launched in January 1994, had a perigee of 1191 km.
2007-Mar-17, 01:30 AM
On May 30, 1192, The occultation of Beta Virginis by Mars was observed in China.
2007-May-12, 03:34 PM
NGC 1193 is an open cluster galaxy.
2007-May-13, 03:29 AM
1194 - asteroid Aletta, discovered by South African astronomer Cyril V. Jackson in 1931 and named in honor of his wife.
2007-May-14, 01:31 PM
1195 - Radius, in Km, of Pluto
2007-May-17, 10:40 PM
Relay2, a commsat launched by the US in 1964, had a perigee of 1924 km (1196 mi).
2007-Jun-06, 08:14 PM
To-sol is Opportunity's 1197th sol on Mars.
2007-Oct-19, 07:47 PM
1198km x 188km orbit of R-7 launched moon lander (LEO test only)
2007-Oct-20, 09:07 PM
1199 periods of 162.1075897 minutes between posts 1197 & 1198 :)
2007-Oct-21, 02:43 AM
1200 AU was the upper limit of semimajor axes for brown dwarf companions to nearby stars. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2004AAS...204.2407M
2007-Dec-14, 08:23 PM
1201 lb --empty mass of Delta D
2007-Dec-16, 11:05 PM
As an honorary mention, Leonardo of Pisa, aka Fibonacci, first proposed his Fibonacci sequence concept in his book "Liber Abaci", published in the year 1202.
2007-Dec-18, 09:59 PM
Chinese records mention the appearance in 1203 CE of a guest star as bright as Saturn in the tail of Scorpio.
This might have been a supernova.
2007-Dec-19, 03:26 AM
The Department of Astronomy (University of Maryland) is located in room 1204.
2008-Jan-21, 09:50 AM
American Association of Editorial Cartoonists cartoon number 1205: After a two-million year courtship (http://cdm.lib.usm.edu/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/AAEC&CISOPTR=943&filename=945.HTM), the marriage of earth and moon by Apollo 11
2008-Mar-04, 09:27 PM
Astronauts who have retired from the military, may be served at VA hospitals by members of AFGE local 1206 (http://www.afgelocal1206.org/).
2008-Mar-07, 10:29 AM
During 1207 England - John King of England (reigned from 1199 to 1216)
2008-Jul-21, 07:44 PM
Standard warhead mass: 1,208 kg (2,663 lb).
From the most prolific ICBM of all time--the UR-100. http://www.astronautix.com/lvs/ur100.htm
In civilian clothes:
2008-Jul-21, 08:55 PM
Ra-hmmm, we got out of synch again (1207 came twice). So:
Pretty Saturn shot (http://www.nmm.ac.uk/server/show/conMediaFile.6519) from 1209 million km.
The escape velocity for Uranus' moon Ariel (http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/A/Ariel.html) is 1210 mph.
Also, this site (http://www.solarspace.co.uk/Pluto/Pluto.php) claims that Charons's diameter is 1210 km, not 1207, but that is probably negotiable until New Horizons gets there.
2008-Jul-25, 01:41 AM
Also, this site (http://www.solarspace.co.uk/Pluto/Pluto.php) claims that Charons's diameter is 1210 km, not 1207, but that is probably negotiable until New Horizons gets there.There ya go, fixed.
PS: Smiley-free posting for the past **019** posts
2008-Jul-25, 05:47 AM
PS: Smiley-free posting for the past **019** posts
That's an achievement :)
12-11-1972: Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt are the last two people to land on the moon.
2008-Jul-25, 01:06 PM
1212 K - the estimated daytime surface temperature of the extrasolar planet HD 189733b
2008-Jul-25, 01:46 PM
Minor planet (asteroid) 1213 is named Algeria.
2008-Jul-25, 02:57 PM
The oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford University, received its charter in 1214. Relevant scholars associated with the university through its long history include Robert Grossteste, Robert Hooke, Robert Boyle, Edmond Halley, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Stephen Hawking, and many others.
2008-Aug-04, 08:29 PM
The city of Nördlingen, Germany, promoted to cityhood in 1215 AD, sits at the center of Western Europe's largest known impact crater, Nördlinger Ries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%B6rdlinger_Ries).
2008-Aug-04, 08:31 PM
The city of Nördlingen, Germany, promoted to cityhood in 1215 AD, sits at the center of Western Europe's largest known impact crater, Nördlinger Ries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%B6rdlinger_Ries).
[Edit: Sorry, double post. I cannot delete it, therefore, of course, I have to post the next number in order to stay in synch with the post number :whistle:]
1216 Ångström is the wavelength of the famously red (http://canopus.physik.uni-potsdam.de/~axm/photo.cgi?Image=images/Vela_50mm_HaRGB_1000) Lyman H alpha line.
2008-Aug-04, 08:52 PM
14 CFR Chap. V, Part 1217: Duty Free Entry of Space Articles
2008-Aug-07, 04:10 PM
I can't believe this game has resurrected itself. It seems like it was inactive for at least 1218 days.
I know that doesn't count. 1218 is the focal length of a 203mm f/6 telescope, such as the one that took this (http://www.astrofx.com/H9/M22/m22.htm) image of M22.
2008-Aug-09, 05:26 PM
Venus occulted 9.8 magnitude star TYC 1219-01658-1 on March 17, 2004.
2008-Aug-10, 08:32 AM
1220 Crocus is a flowery asteroid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1220_Crocus)
2008-Aug-10, 08:48 AM
On the same note, asteroid 1221 Amor is the namesake of the Amor asteroids. The asteroid crosses the orbitthat of Mars, but it doesn't cross the orbit of Earth.
2008-Aug-22, 07:59 PM
1222 : Distance, in thousands of kilometers, between Titan and Saturn.
2008-Aug-25, 05:36 PM
Lunar crater Alphonsus (108 km) is named after King Alfonso X of Castile (1223 - 1284 AD)
2008-Aug-26, 12:45 AM
The phone number for the Stillwater Astronomy Club is 377-1224. (It's on the web, so no harm I figure)
Also, we can't get through the 12's without an Apollo 8 reference, can we?: In the early morning hours of 12-24-2008 (Eastern Standard Time, American Date format), Apollo 8 flew behind the moon, the first manned spacecraft to do so.
2008-Aug-27, 08:05 PM
...while another Christmas space event, the planned landing of Beagle 2 on Mars, on 12-25-2003, went rather less succesfully (the Mars Express (http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Mars_Express/index.html) orbiter, however, is a raving success).
2008-Oct-15, 02:50 AM
A saros series lasts between 1226 and 1550 years.
2008-Oct-15, 05:23 AM
In 2001, the LINEAR Survey (http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/294/5547/1691?andorexacttitleabs=and&tdate=2%2F29%2F2008&HITS=10&sortspec=relevance&hits=10&fdate=7%2F1%2F1880&andorexacttitle=or&maxtoshow=&andorexactfulltext=and&FIRSTINDEX=0&fulltext=LINEAR&resourcetype=HWCIT&titleabstract=A+Near-Earth+Asteroid+Population+Estimate+from+the+LINEAR +Survey&searchid=1&RESULTFORMAT=) gave a count of 1227 kilometer-sized Near Earth Asteroids.
2008-Oct-16, 09:40 PM
The August 1, 2008 Solar eclipse was partial from Germany. The countries northenmost city, Flensburg, experienced a very good 23,4% obscuration. Last contact was at 12:28:48 local time.
2008-Oct-19, 06:35 PM
QSO 1229+204 (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap960824.html) is really bright.
2008-Oct-19, 07:37 PM
Devastating event: A bright flame was extinguished, one Friday at 1230 hrs CST.
2009-Jan-16, 11:20 PM
Kosmos 1231 looked something like this
2009-Jan-22, 11:35 PM
NGC 1232 (http://spaceimages.astroarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/ngc1232b.jpg), a beauiful barred spiral in eidanus, reminds me of the maps they are drawing of our own Milky Way (except for the companion)
2010-Mar-30, 07:38 AM
Rhea, Saturn's second largest moon, has a density of about 1.233 g/cm³.
2010-Mar-30, 08:02 AM
Na'ir al Saif B is reported to have a declination of -5.912342 at SIMBAD.
(isn't star names cheating? HD 1235, HD 1236, HD 1237.... gets a bit unoriginal)
2010-Mar-31, 10:43 PM
(isn't star names cheating? HD 1235, HD 1236, HD 1237.... gets a bit unoriginal)
Probably, but asteroids don't have to be.
1235 Schorria (http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=1235+Schorria) is a Mars-crossing asteroid discovered in 1931.
2010-Apr-01, 02:06 AM
Given that this thread has been inactive for a year, I welcome all cheaters. In the meantime, I can point out that asteroid 5421 Ulanova has an orbital period of 1236 days.
2010-Jul-16, 06:15 AM
The researchers, led by Durham University’s Department of Physics and funded by the Royal Society and Royal Astronomical Society say the massive galaxy, SMM J1237+6203, underwent a series of blasts trillions of times more powerful than any caused by an atomic bomb. The blasts happened every second for millions of years, according to the scientists. (http://cmarchesin.blogspot.com/2010/03/catastrophic-event-behind-halt-of-star.html)
2010-Jul-20, 10:10 PM
In analyzing gamma rays from a supernova, the decay of Co-56 is detected spectrographically using the 1238 keV line, as described here (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1988ApJ...334L..81M).
2010-Jul-21, 12:00 AM
Markarian 1239 is a highly polarized narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxy with a steep X-ray spectrum and strong Ne IX emission.
2010-Jul-21, 06:00 PM
If you're in the KSC area during a shuttle launch, you can listen to AM 1240 for information and updates.
2010-Jul-29, 10:12 AM
The 2004 winter solstice occurred on 21 December 2004, at 12:41 UTC.
2010-Jul-29, 04:05 PM
The satelite SLDCOM-1 (http://www.heavens-above.com/orbit.aspx?satid=20641) has a a perigee height of 1242 km.
2010-Aug-02, 02:27 AM
During the great debate about the definition of a planet, some astronomers suggested anything with a radius of less than 2000 km, or 1243 miles, should not be a planet.
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