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New Year's Eve Planet Conjunction Thread

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« Reply #45 on: January 01, 2009, 12:35:53 pm »

Lovely shots Tyler! I bet that the full size version of #1 has all four bodies in it if you look closely - the Two Brightest objects in the Night Sky together with the largest and smallest planets!
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« Reply #46 on: January 01, 2009, 01:36:32 pm »

Really enjoyed looking through these - it's awful here -I suppose it's the same for most of us in the UK.
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« Reply #47 on: January 01, 2009, 03:37:46 pm »

Beautiful sunset, Tyler. And everyone's photos here are nice too. Smiley

Today's evening was the compensation for yesterday's bad weather: it is totally clear now!  Cheesy (although -8C).
Have seen Jup.&Merc., catched all 4 on the one shot. Moon & Venus still look brilliant as the sky becomes darker. My observing session is not finished yet. Now I'm going outside with a telescope...

And if the weather will stay as perfect as now for the most of the night, I will recall that there are three comets (144P, C/2007N3, C/2008X4) and Quadrantids just started.  Grin

Clear skies to all  Smiley
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« Reply #48 on: January 01, 2009, 04:30:15 pm »

Roman, I really enjoyed watching your video clip with the snow and planets at the same time. That's a special experience to end the year!

John C, The N did look best but since it was already clear at home I decided to stay in Maghera and take advantage of the sky when I had it. Lucky I did because when I ended the session at 18.00 the clouds and fog thickened and nothing could be seen after that time.

Richard, a nice record for the collection. I could picture you running out with the bathrope and slippers in a panic to get an image. I have done the same a few times before....even without shoes  Smiley

Tyler, impressive images. Well done catching all five bodies. Those sunset coloured strips of cloud look incredible. Good to see all the images from various locations around the world!

Good luck with those comets Roman...I'm going afrer Lulin now if I can ever get a clear morning.

Happy New Year!
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« Reply #49 on: January 01, 2009, 06:02:52 pm »

Great going guy's!
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« Reply #50 on: January 01, 2009, 08:02:54 pm »

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The N did look best but since it was already clear at home I decided to stay in Maghera and take advantage of the sky when I had it. Lucky I did because when I ended the session at 18.00 the clouds and fog thickened and nothing could be seen after that time.
Probably a mistake - last night was not too bad here, variable transparency but quite good at times especially in the small hours, a patch of thicker cloud 10pm - 1am. Cool (-5.5C min) but no wind, so quite comfortable. A bit of mist in the air which the ****** streetlighting was making luminous, probably helped by reflection from the thick hoar frost which formed on the ground, so the view to the south east was poor (Bushmills & the rest of the village).

Funnily enough it clouded over at dawn (stratocumulus), cleared again at dusk, was reasonably transparent for a couple of hours but the Sc seems to be moving back in now.
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« Reply #51 on: January 01, 2009, 08:42:07 pm »

I wouldn't call it a mistake, it was a good decision because I got to see the conjunction which was the main thing.  Smiley I wasn't planning on observing after the planets set anyway. Need to recharge the physical batteries for some pre-dawn sessions to come.

Cloudy and foggy all day and evening here. Can't even see the Moon!
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« Reply #52 on: January 01, 2009, 09:27:13 pm »

Roman, I really enjoyed watching your video clip with the snow and planets at the same time. That's a special experience to end the year!
Thanks Martin

Here are the photos from today's evening - the first evening of the year and it was nice!  Smiley

Mercury & Jupiter


All 4 together

(damn, I wrote '2008'. Sorry for that)

Single Moon


And you will ask me "What is this?" This is a view from my window.   Grin Try to find in there 2 natural decorations  Wink


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« Reply #53 on: January 01, 2009, 10:26:43 pm »

Well done Roman!!!  Wink..love that wide shot with all four. Good job.
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« Reply #54 on: January 02, 2009, 01:11:30 pm »

Great shot Roman. As Martin said, very tough to get all four in one photo, one of the few that did!
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« Reply #55 on: January 02, 2009, 01:41:37 pm »

Thanks Martin and Richard.
Now the Sun has set already, and I'm going to observe the planets again. The weather is fantastic now: completely clear!  Cheesy
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« Reply #56 on: January 02, 2009, 11:49:56 pm »

Lucky you Roman..enjoy it!  Smiley

Here's a short video clip of the Dec 31st conjunction.

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« Reply #57 on: January 03, 2009, 12:04:02 am »

Lovely shots Roman, and all of course! Getting all four - or five including Earth - is a great achievement. Well done!
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« Reply #58 on: January 03, 2009, 10:26:49 am »

Nice video, Martin.  Smiley
Thanks Paul

My shots from Jan.02 evening:

Mercury is higher than yesterday
(the colours in this image became worse after uploading)  Cry


Venus & Moon still looked great together



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« Reply #59 on: January 04, 2009, 01:23:30 pm »

Better late than never - here's my best image of the Moon/Venus conjunction:

Canon 5D, 400mm, 1/4 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200. 16:50 UT 31 Dec 2008.
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