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10 years 1 week ago #101154 by flt158
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I trust it will be clear tonight at the Sugarloaf. Met Eireann says there will be long clear spells developing after sunset on the east coast.

I hope Paul and others will see the conjunction.

As I am up early in the morning, I plan to set the scope before 10pm across the road. My guidescope gives 6 degrees field of view at 11X. So I will be able to fit the Moon, Spica and Mars in it. I won't be bothering using high magnifications on Mars -it is covered with a dust storm. However Rupes Recta is inside the terminator -it is my favourite lunar feature.

Also northeast of Heze (Zeta Virginis), is a double star Struve 1757 (typical me to suss it out). A is 7.8 magnitude, B is 8.8. The separation is 1.8" and PA is 138 degrees. It should be a beauty.

Finally, I shall be definitely zooming in on Ceres and Vesta. I shall report back tomorrow evening to see how we all got on.

Clear skies,
Aubrey.

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10 years 1 week ago #101155 by dave_lillis
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Good luck tonight Aubrey.
I'll be out tonight with the 20" to see the Ceres-Vesta conjunction, its definitely clearing form the west B)
and have you seen the Moon, looks like a nice phase for detail.

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor
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10 years 1 week ago #101156 by astroman145
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Hope its as clear as the weather forecast is saying at the moment in wicklow its very overcast and just had very heavy showers .i can.t make it up tonite as something has come up .clear skies

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10 years 1 week ago #101157 by flt158
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Plato, Timocharis and Rupes Recta all close to the terminator.

Sadly it is cloudy in Dublin at 9pm. A clearance is coming from the west though.

I wonder if it will reach us.

Aubrey.

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10 years 1 week ago #101158 by dave_lillis
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We had a heavy shower about 40mins ago, but now it has cleared up nicely, not a cloud in the sky : cheer:
I assume this is heading your way.

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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10 years 1 week ago #101159 by flt158
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Well, would you believe it, Dave? Dublin had rain at 22.30. And now at 23.10, we have no glimpse of the Moon; let alone asteroids or dwarf planets.

I shall try again Sunday night.

Aubrey.

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