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Jupiter & Venus closing!

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« on: November 11, 2008, 09:08:38 pm »

Got this shot at teatime using the 1.8 lens. Jupiter and Venus are really starting to close in on one another. They were a beautiful sight. I really do have to try and get a better foreground for these images, but I was too lazy to drive up the road a bit Embarrassed
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008, 09:18:45 pm »

Very nice John, and the Star-6 filter is a nice touch! Looking forward to Dec 1st - I so hope we get clear skies for that one - Venus occulted by the Moon with Jupiter in very close attendance!

Anyone up for a trip to Antrim Loughshore for an over water view of the entire sequence which will include sunset?

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2008, 09:58:46 pm »

Lovely image John and thanks for the vivid reminder about the pair closing the gap. Great star effect on those. I never even thought of checking the two planets out this evening. Will do so for now on!.

Looking forward to Dec 1st. Hope the weather Gods are kind to us.

I hope you get a few up at the Lough Shore Paul. I have no access to a car so I will probably head out to higher ground and catch the conjunction over the Sperrins which should be nice. Doesn't come close to catching the reflection on water though!!  :
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008, 11:45:22 pm »

Thanks guy's!
Here is another one taken slightly earlier.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2008, 09:59:45 pm »

Nice shots, John. It is a beautiful sight indeed going on now in the evening sky  Smiley

November 10, 16:50 EET

...distance 20.8o, 21 day before conjunction
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2008, 10:15:36 pm »

yeah, the other day I was drving back from my trip and noticed, it really is a huge difference from just a couple weeks ago. Looking forward to dec. 1, my buddy is letting me barrow his 300mm lens!
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2008, 01:01:47 am »

here is a shot I took this evening

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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2008, 01:04:42 am »

That's a beauty Tyler...well done on a great photo. It has a very pleasant look to it. Glad you got some clear sky!

Nothing but cloud here...again  Angry

* That's a nice image of the ISS on tonightssky.org which is something we never see from the UK. The ISS is near Ursa Major!
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2008, 02:33:26 pm »

That's a lovely image Tyler, well done!
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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2008, 05:09:00 pm »

I'll repeat John, nice image. Keep watching until Dec.01, Tyler!  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2008, 06:07:47 pm »

Lovely shot Tyler - much better than this one I caught on the way home this evening - 1/3rd sec handheld lol!



Keep watching these two come together!

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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2008, 07:31:43 pm »

You were lucky Paul, I did'nt even see that much!
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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2008, 08:30:38 pm »

What the heck!!

I submitted my shot, and look what gets posted on spaceweather...

http://spaceweather.com/submissions/pics/t/Thomas-Filbey-DSC_0004_1226967681.jpg

someone else from omaha with virtually the same shot! this sucks Sad
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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2008, 08:34:58 pm »

Nice capture Paul. That's more than what I seen too. It actually cleared this evening for a period so I had the scope out. The chimney smoke from the neighbour's house across the road was so bad it washed the stars from the sky - I packed up in a huff lol.

Tyler, I think your image is much better than that one on SW!. Get another capture and send it in....  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2008, 09:25:01 am »

Great shots guys!!!   Will have to make time to get out and try myself...  Grin

Tyler, That is a great shot...
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