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A very busy sky!

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rjgjr
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« on: August 17, 2009, 03:35:24 pm »

I drug myself out of bed at 4am this morning to make a short drive to Cape Sebastian and it was well worth it.

A multi conjunction of sorts with the Moon and Venus near Castor and Pollux, Mars, and the ISS passing through the heart of Orion.
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My favorite Constellation, still early, but still beautiful.
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Moon and Venus
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 05:15:39 pm »

Lovely images Richard and worth getting up for. Have you sent that first one to Spaceweather.com?
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009, 05:34:35 pm »

Hats off to you Richard, those are beautiful. The 1st and 3rd images are perfect for SW, and considerably better than the other images on there today.

I was hoping to see the conjunction myself but the clouds had other ideas. Well done again  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 05:54:59 pm »

Fantastic shots Richard!  Cool
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2009, 07:23:27 pm »

Great work! I tried, but like Martin, the clouds prevailed.
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009, 07:28:30 pm »

Congrats Richard, you are on the SW update...

http://spaceweather.com/submissions/large_image_popup.php?image_name=Richard-Glenn-IMG_6287_MorningConjunction_1250517602.jpg
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2009, 08:14:06 pm »

Oh boy am I jealous .... no clear sky at night for over a week, and it's closing in again this evening.... I h8 aw gus t!

Still, if Orion is rising, better skies must be coming....
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009, 08:44:20 pm »

That's excellent work Richard, well done!
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2009, 11:40:07 pm »

Thanks for the comments gentlemen, glad you enjoyed them. 1 for 1 on spaceweather updates. I'll have to try and send a few more their way.
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2009, 05:00:36 pm »

Very nice photos Richard.  I concur that the first one is particularly noteworthy.  Very nice indeed.  Congrats.
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Regards and Clear Skies,

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