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3 years 5 months ago #109780 by lunartic_old
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Hi all

What plans have people got for the event?  A good westerly view is a must, what locations around the Dublin area will suffice, does anyone know?  I am thinking a higher elevation, I don't think that Glencullen will work, there are hills to the west, maybe the same with the Sugarloaf.  You guys going down early on Friday can check that out.

Paul

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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 5 months ago #109783 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi Paul, 

I'd love to join any of you wherever you end up. If you're looking for  a place that is elevated; on the Wicklow / Dublin border; and provides a western horizon here is one suggestion is:

www.google.com/maps/@53.1807721,-6.40409...!8i8192!9m2!1b1!2i48

Once you come up from Boharnabreena side it is a fairly easy to get to too. While it is a fairly narrow road, there are spots along the way where cars can be parked that could also provide a decent viewing point . I'm sure others will have better suggestions, but I thought I offer one.

Let's hope we get the weather for it!

Darren.
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3 years 5 months ago #109784 by Fermidox
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Here is a progress report from the last month or so, spaced about a week apart. Not all from the same location due to clouds, trees etc but you get the general idea. Last one is from tonight, just ¾ of a degree separation. First one has the ISS passing by. Think I can get it from here if skies permit, despite the Ballyhoura Hills, although Saturn is quite faint until around 5.30. The last time they were this close, in 1623, the viewing geometry was poor so we're really talking about 800 years since a Great Conjunction comparable to this one -



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3 years 5 months ago #109785 by flt158
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Hello, all. 

I trust Michael Murphy to take us to the right location to see the Jupiter - Saturn conjunction. 
It appears there is going to be clear skies at the Sugarloaf on Friday evening. 

By the way, I can see the 2 biggest planets of the solar system for a few minutes right after sunset from my back garden. Although there is no way I can get my scope on them as expected. 

Clear skies to you all, 

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3 years 5 months ago #109788 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hear, hear! 
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3 years 5 months ago #109791 by Fermidox
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33 arcminutes separation...



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