Jupiter-Venus conjunction

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bwh
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Postby bwh » 28 Nov 2008, 16:52

28 nov - 15:48 can just find venus and jupiter but still very faint.  2 fingers appart.

Should get better viewing in next hour or two as gets darker , before they set at 18:00. so just 2 hours viewing.

update 16:25 and now dalgety bay still crystal clear skies, rainbow night sky (oranges thru greens to purples) from sun glow.

VENUS and Jupiter now visible to naked eye, 2 fingers (2 degrees) appart and spectacular - will make great picutre over the bridges in next hour.
bwh

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Postby cazza » 30 Nov 2008, 15:26

Hi all, Friday 28th at 5.30 pm set up scope in my daughters bedroom and opened the window to a great view of both Jupiter and Venus.  Used a 26 mm and a 7.5 mm eyepiece and saw Jupiter with 4 moons all in a row (two at one side and two at the other) and Venus a bit further down.

Tried to take some photographs using a digital camera down the eyepiece and the eye piece holder but flash caused problems.

All in all successful viewing, and, I managed to keep warm at the same time.

Cheers.

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Postby Cosmic » 30 Nov 2008, 16:12

Cazza
Well done!
Did you see a phase of venus? I would be interested as I too looked out my daughters bedroom window with ETX 70 perched on sill. I used x2 barlow and 26mm and saw crescent phase last week.

regards
Geoff
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Postby cazza » 30 Nov 2008, 18:20

Hi Geoff, didn't see a crescent phase - also tried the 2 x barlow with the 26mm but Venus was a little bit blurred.

Still I've got the power tank, lead and now have the compass/leveller that fits the eyepiece (Xmas present) so hopefully more exciting sightings to come.

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Postby bwh » 01 Dec 2008, 17:44

1st Dec 2008 - and its Venus/Jupiter conjuction tonight.

16:41 light cloud - and jupiter visible - with the MOON now joining the fraise and occulting (covering) venus.

Venus will reamerge at 17:25 - so just under i hour till glorious site of

Venus/Jupiter/Moon all in same field of view.

Hope some of you can catch this spectacular event.
bwh



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Postby Cosmic » 03 Dec 2008, 10:46

Brian
I bagged it! Glorious!!!!

Cosmic
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Postby seabay » 03 Dec 2008, 14:19

Hi guys -

conditions down here were great for the occultation and I managed to bag some reasonable images.

Tried to post one but it wouldn't work, so if anyone wants to see, send me a pm with an e-mail address and I'll send them to you.

Cheers.
Emma
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Postby Cosmic » 04 Dec 2008, 10:46

Emms
send 'em to me

Cosmic
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Postby clanny » 07 Dec 2008, 00:02

I only found out about this at about 18:30 and there was too much cloud to see by then, but I did see it driving home the next night.

Here's a couple of the shots I took. Any post capture processing tips would be gratefully received.


As the light was fading....

Image


And in the dark.
Image
So, IS that big round white thing really made of cheese?

Alderney99
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Postby Alderney99 » 08 Dec 2008, 23:18

And having been close to tripping-over "clanny" as he lined-up his gear while I walked across the kick-about pitch with my binos glued to my eyes while viewing the same scene, I can vouch that these pics were successfully taken despite the immediate proximity of two street lights and the acute glare from Paul's detested "stade de futball" lights a mere 50 yards away! :^)


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