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Jupiter & Venus closing!

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« Reply #180 on: December 16, 2008, 08:29:23 pm »

Here we are - 16th Dec and I can just get jupiter from outside the office....



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« Reply #181 on: December 16, 2008, 08:55:57 pm »

Lovely shot Paul, love the treeline. Here's another one of mine taken a bit later than the previous.
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« Reply #182 on: December 16, 2008, 09:29:07 pm »

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Notice how quickly we're losing Jupiter now!
Yes, but Venus is getting quite prominent in the evening sky - until wiped out by cloud cover Angry Got a nice clear slot this evening but the cloud slid in just as it was getting dark enough to be useful & it's now been raining steadily for 3 hours. (BBC forecast, light showers; Met Office, clear periods).

Jupiter will be gone from my location by Dec 31st; I do have a slightly raised SW horizon.
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« Reply #183 on: December 16, 2008, 09:29:07 pm »

here is a shot from two nights ago... It was -5F outside with -25 wind chills, I could barely stand it out there! I dont think you can see Jupiter though...

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« Reply #184 on: December 16, 2008, 11:19:10 pm »

It was -5F outside
A record shot if note the planets & the temperature together, I think  Wink

-5 F = -20 C , am I right?
Wow, that's cold enough. I don't expect such frost here in the nearest time. At the moment outside it is -6C (not warm too), and it is going to be not less than -10C next week.
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« Reply #185 on: December 17, 2008, 06:14:59 am »

I think so roman, I dont know much about celcius though...

YOU GUYS NEED TO CHECK THIS OUT, a photographer from colorado was in newzealand this december, and took this photo from the top of a mountain of The moon and Venus (you can see the moon right in the middle of the milkyway!)

http://www.widerange.org/photo.php?id=953&gallery=newzealand
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« Reply #186 on: December 17, 2008, 09:52:21 am »

To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius:

subtract 32, multiply by 5, divide by 9

To convert Celsius to Fahreheit:

multiply by 9, divide by 5, add 32

-20C is -4F. -40C is -40F (that's an easy one to convert!), 0C is 32F, 10C is 50F (another easy one to remember), 100C is 212F
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« Reply #187 on: December 17, 2008, 04:52:53 pm »

Thanks for that link Tyler. Stunning image!. I like the smooth effect of the mountain top cloud during the exposure.

Great planet images everyone. I seen a halo around Venus yesterday but didn't take any images. Has anyone seen a Venus pillar, or Venus dogs before?.  Smiley
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« Reply #188 on: December 17, 2008, 10:34:00 pm »

Tyler thanks for the link it is a wonderful image, Martin i didn't see venus yesterday but i did see a nice moon halo last night at 03-00 or should that be this morning! i didn't get any images.

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« Reply #189 on: December 27, 2008, 08:22:08 pm »

I couldn't get Mercury tonight from my location but here was Venus and Jupiter, look how far they have drifted apart since the conjunction!
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« Reply #190 on: December 27, 2008, 10:09:46 pm »

Nice image John mercury is a tricky little beast to get i was down at the lough this afternoon getting some sun set images hoping to catch mercury as well but no luck.

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« Reply #191 on: December 27, 2008, 11:15:42 pm »

Nice one John, they sure have separated since Nov 31st!. Did you see Mercury by any chance?

Jonathan, I was at the lough shore this evening too, only on the other side. We were probably looking at one another while observing the planets lol. I didn't see Mercury either despite a perfect location. Did you see that amazing sunset?
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« Reply #192 on: December 28, 2008, 12:16:21 am »

Martin what a sunset it was i will e mail you the pics i am having problems getting images up on the forum.

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« Reply #193 on: December 28, 2008, 01:28:33 am »

Here's one of the sunset taken from the front garden, Venus at top left.  Enjoy!
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« Reply #194 on: December 28, 2008, 04:07:50 pm »

Good post-sunset glow there John!.

The images below are from Jonathan. I'm putting them up on his behalf until he gets a few uploading problems sorted out. These are taken from the shore of Lough Neagh.










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