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New Year's Eve Planet Conjunction Thread

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« Reply #60 on: January 04, 2009, 03:23:12 pm »

Great shot Brian, you can even see detail on the moon!
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« Reply #61 on: January 04, 2009, 06:20:57 pm »

Very good image Brian, plenty of detail on the terminator!
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« Reply #62 on: January 06, 2009, 01:22:37 am »

Went out this evening, cause I was bored, I tried a few different things with the tripod, but it was cold!

I went out on this frozen lake, I saw people walking on it eariler, but there was a small open water section, so I wasnt sure, but I went out anyway. Just as I was getting comfortable, I hear this noise like it was coming from my stomach, then all the sudden a big POP! I still don't know what it was, but it definately spooked me out lol. Anyway Im suprised after just 2 days how far apart they are now! Here are a couple...

(one thing I forgot to note, look just above Jupiter - you can see a dust spek [actually 3 speks] that somehow got on my Sensor! Im pretty mad about that)


Im checking Mercury out with the Bino's (its in the drivers side window)



Does anyone know how much it costs to get your sensor cleaned?
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« Reply #63 on: January 06, 2009, 04:46:18 am »

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I hear this noise like it was coming from my stomach, then all the sudden a big POP! I still don't know what it was,
I think you're lucky to be alive, the ice was breaking under you!!!!!

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Do it yourself - bottle of Eclipse fluid, packet of sensor wipes (buy the right size for your sensor) .... don't know what other people's experience is but I find I need to clean the sensor on my 5D about once a month. The 40D has a sensor clean action when switched on & off, so far I haven't had to do it.
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« Reply #64 on: January 06, 2009, 05:05:12 am »

Hey Brian, there were people across the lake ice fishing though! idk maybe I was on the wrong side of the lake, none the less I wont be doing that again.

Also I read somewhere that if you arent careful you can ruin your camera, so I have been too cautious and thought I need to bring it to a pro

EDIT: the ice sounded similar to this... (watch vid)

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« Reply #65 on: January 06, 2009, 11:15:00 am »

Great shots, Tyler  Smiley

there were people across the lake ice fishing though! idk maybe I was on the wrong side of the lake, none the less I wont be doing that again.
Here in Poltava there are many people who are fans of extreme winter fishing  Grin - just few days after the thin ice arrives on the Vorskla river - they are already sitting on it - almost everywhere!  Grin
 I don't risk to step on the river ice when it's thinner than 7...10cm (3...4"). But now the ice is certainly thicker, so it is no problem to walk across the river. Exactly a year ago I saw a man which was riding a bicycle on the river ice!  Grin Not simply saw him - I have captured that with a camera lol.

P.S. Excuse me for the offtopic  Wink
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« Reply #66 on: January 06, 2009, 07:51:18 pm »

Great shots guys!

I think this might be the last I see of Jupiter for the time being....



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« Reply #67 on: January 06, 2009, 08:22:32 pm »

Here's one I got of Mercury from my front garden, Jupiter was too low!
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« Reply #68 on: January 06, 2009, 08:28:48 pm »

Great shots guys!

Tyler, I love the image with the car, I think it's very eye catching and creative!. Close call with the ice!

Roman, that looks crazy lol.

Seen Venus and Mercury tonight but could not pick up Jupiter. Brilliant sky though with some great post-sunset patchy clouds. Paul, that was good going catching both. John you got Mercury very brightly. I was surprised how low Merc was this evening.
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