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10 years 2 weeks ago - 10 years 2 weeks ago #101087 by lunartic_old
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Hi all

On Saturday evening these two asteroids will be just 10 arc minutes apart in south of zeta in Virgo, easily visible in binoculars as darkness falls, and the closest than they have ever been observed before, Vesta will be magnitude +6.2 with Ceres +7.4.

Because Virgo will be low in the sky I was wondering if anyone would like to take a journey out to the Sugarloaf on Saturday to view the event?

Getting there for 9.30-10.00 should give sufficient time to get ready.

Weather permitting, of course.

Paul

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10 years 2 weeks ago #101089 by flt158
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Hi Paul. Saturday is not good for me -sorry. Too much musical responsibilities in my church at the weekend. But I am very interested in going to Sandymount on Friday night. I am planning to put up a separate post for that later in the week.

Aubrey.

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10 years 2 weeks ago #101092 by michael_murphy
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Hi Paul,

Count me in.

Michael.
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10 years 2 weeks ago #101099 by dave_lillis
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Thanks Paul for the conjunction heads up, with any luck it'll be clear, we'll be looking out for it here in Limerick ☺

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10 years 2 weeks ago #101100 by Fermidox
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They're part of a nice T-shape tonight less than 2° SW of zeta Vir.

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10 years 2 weeks ago #101116 by astroman145
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hi i would,nt mind getting out on saturday have a cg5 mount that i got recently that i would like a few pointers with .
hopefully kids and the mrs will play ball so to speak on saturday .clear skies too

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