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Venus - Uranus conjunction 9th February

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For lovers of planetary conjunctions, we have an opportunity to see one with Venus and Uranus this coming Thursday 9th February. I have 2 people interested in joining me at the Martello Tower at Sandymount. The car park charges end at 5pm, and I aim to be there from that time onwards.
Venus is less than a degree from Uranus -so it should be a spectacular sight in any telescope. I shall be bringing my 6.2" apo refractor with me. If anyone else wishes to join us, don't hesitate to phone me on 086-2922101. The weather forecast promises to be cold and clear.

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Venus - Uranus conjunction 9th February

The weather forecast promises to be cold and clear.


That's it, you've done it now Aubrey!

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Replied by flt158 on topic Re: Venus - Uranus conjunction 9th February

Well, Seanie, we can always hope for the best. I really want to see this one. I then will be saying bye-bye to Uranus till next autumn.

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Replied by JohnONeill on topic Re: Venus - Uranus conjunction 9th February

Hi,

Aubrey and Seanie, hope you got a view.

They were an easy sight last night in the 70mm refractor (Pronto), in the same telescopic field.

See: Variable Star Nights
for an image, taken with the same scope.

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Replied by flt158 on topic Re: Venus - Uranus conjunction 9th February

Thank you for the photo, John. I'm afraid Dublin was 100% clouded out and it even rained on Thursday night. Roll on Venus-Jupiter conjunction on March 13th.

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Venus - Uranus conjunction 9th February

Same here, rained on Thursday night, clouded out last night, wasn't in an opportunity to view the remains of the conjunction tonight.

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people should meet up once a week not once a month
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