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Jupiter and Mars Conjunction

8 months 2 weeks ago #106906 by Neill
Jupiter and Mars putting on a good show in the morning sky. The gap between the 2 is only 13 arc minutes on Sunday morning.

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8 months 2 weeks ago #106907 by lunartic
And the weather looks like it will behave, for once.

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8 months 2 weeks ago #106915 by flt158
At first my sky was mostly overcast at 7 am.
But by 7.55 am I could see both Jupiter and Mars very close in a north -south direction with my own eyes.
Mars looked beautifully small below the big fellow.
As a lot of my Sundays continue to be very busy with church music, I had no opportunity to use either binoculars or telescope.
But I have to say, the conjunction looked stunning as the sky was beginning to brighten.
The Moon looked lovely too.

Clear skies from Aubrey.
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8 months 1 week ago #106917 by Fermidox
Glad you had success Aubrey. Clear skies here in Limerick, although seeing was noticeably poor. Here are a couple of pics with the dslr and scope. It was a case of doubles all round really, with Io/Europa, Ganymede/Callisto and Alpha 1 & 2 Librae.





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8 months 1 week ago #106918 by Keith g
Nice shots Finbarr, both you and Aubery were braver than me going out in the cold, I saw them both naked eye from my bedroom wind with Mars barely noticeable below Jupiter, although you could clearly see the colour contrast between the pair :)

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8 months 1 week ago #106922 by flt158
Did anyone see Jupiter, Mars and the crescent Moon at about 7 am on Wednesday morning?
It was a truly magnificent sight.
Please note the Moon will be much closer on Thursday morning 11th January.
Maybe the fog will lift by then. :-(

Aubrey.

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8 months 1 week ago #106924 by Fermidox
Hoping for a look tomorrow morning Aubrey. Btw I observed Achird over the weekend and would maybe describe it as 'tan', a little more vibrant than brown anyway.

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8 months 1 week ago #106925 by Fermidox
Nothing visible due to fog.
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8 months 1 week ago - 8 months 1 week ago #106926 by flt158
Same in Dublin -fog and fluffy cloud

Aubrey.
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