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Pleiades occultation.

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« on: February 04, 2009, 12:04:33 am »

If anybody's still up in another couple of hours time there's a full occultation of the Pleiades coming. Here's an image I took about 20 mins ago.
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009, 01:12:32 am »

That's a gorgeous image of the Moon and Pleiades conjunction John. Great exposure, focus, detail, and you even have earthshine too so late in the lunar month. The patchy cloud with corona fragments really set if off. Excellent!

I'm embarrassed to say that I forgot about this event so thanks for the reminder!. Will see what I can get if it clears here. Main occultation of the Seven Sisters is at 03.00 UT but low in the sky..maybe I will get a chance to see that.
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009, 03:42:47 am »

I was clouded out for the main occultation but I did get these few images after midnight during a single clear gap which was the only one of the night. These were taken with one hand while talking on the phone at the same time.





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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2009, 12:05:07 pm »

Good shots, John and Martin.  Smiley

The Pleiades were below horizon here, but anyway I'm clouded out for a long period now.
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