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17 years 3 weeks ago #47953 by JohnONeill
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Hi,

Venus is closing in on Saturn low in the evening twilight. On Saturday and Sunday they will be within the same low power field of a telescope.

Saturn is much fainter (actually 100 times!) than Venus. Last night at 21.56 UT Saturn appears as a faint naked-eye speck to the left of bright Venus.

Readers in mose southern latitudes will have a better view.

John

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17 years 3 weeks ago #47956 by johnflannery
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Saturn is rather faint in the twilight John and hard to pick up at first. I last saw it on the 18th when driving back from Balbriggan when the Moon lay between Venus and Saturn.

John

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17 years 3 weeks ago #47962 by Seanie_Morris
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And the forecast is for rain during the weekend... :(

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17 years 3 weeks ago #48038 by Matthew C
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I saw an occultation here from spain! :D Have pics on my ohone! quite surprised with the in built 2 megapixel camera! will upload when i get home!

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time. . . .
T. S. Eliot
A wise man....

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17 years 3 weeks ago #48039 by Matthew C
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Oops just read the title! i meant saturn and moon! :oops: My bad!

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And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time. . . .
T. S. Eliot
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17 years 3 weeks ago #48042 by Seanie_Morris
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Oops just read the title! i meant saturn and moon! :oops: My bad!


Doesn't matter Matthew, it will still be nice to see them when you get home. Have a nice holiday!

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