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Hi al,

Its quite amazing really... at the time I am typing this, Venus and Jupiter are still visible in the sky! Jupiter is about 1.25 degrees from the Moon's rights, and Venus is much lower down. I am surprised at how visible Venus is in the morning dawn light. The sun is just perched on the edge of the horizon!

When I got Jupiter in the bino's at about 7:50am, I swear that I could see 1 of the satellites to its left, very close. Must confirm if I saw this.

Really clean crisp morning - beautiful!

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Replied by Perseus on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

Yea great way to start the day, although all the people passing on the way to work must have been wondering why I was in the front garden with a pair of binoculars. BTW three of galileo's moons were clearly visible with my binos even at that hour of the morning.
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Replied by lionsden on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

Yep, was out for a quick squint myself this morning. It was nice to be able to see the sky again! Picked out three myself, two to the top right, one to the bottom left (very close).

The moon actually occulted Jupiter this morning from parts of the U.S.
Read an artical on the web someplace about it on Sunday night - can't remember where though. Will check the history on my PC when I get home from work.
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Replied by Ty on topic Occultation of Jupiter

Unfortunately we were clouded out here in Wisconsin and missed the occultation of Jupiter this morning. We actually received our first snowfall of the year yesterday and the clouds still haven't left.
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Replied by lionsden on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

Isn't it always the way - there's something worth seeing going on in the sky... and in roll the clouds! :roll:
At least you'll probably have a white Christmas. Over here, ours will just be wet and soggy!:(
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

The moon actually occulted Jupiter this morning from parts of the U.S.
Read an artical on the web someplace about it on Sunday night - can't remember where though. Will check the history on my PC when I get home from work.


Are you sure it wasn't in Réalta?

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Replied by lionsden on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

Maybe it was, I don't know! I really can't remember! :?

I must be getting old...... :shock:
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Replied by Andrew on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

Grabbed a quick snap of Jupiter and the Moon this morning before I left for work...



Although they don't show up in the pic I could make out Callisto, Ganymede and Io in the scope.

At least these dark winter mornings are good for something.....

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Replied by johnflannery on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

hi everyone,

if you haven't downloaded it yet, the Nov/Dec "Arcturus" in the FILES section of this board (or maybe even in Reálta? :wink: ) details the chance to see all the five naked-eye planets simultaneously above the horizon from the third week of December to mid-January.

good to hear from you Ty . . . hope you enjoyed the trip over for the Whirlpool Star Party.

all the best,

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

Nice shot Andrew! what scope and camera did you take that with?


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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

that is indeed an excellent image!
I would also be interested to hear what scope/lens you used.
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Replied by Andrew on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

Thanks folks.

Nothing spectacular equipment wise, I'm afraid. I'm using a Celestron 114EQ and I was so pleasantly surprised to see both the moon and Jupiter in the same field of view this morning that I just grabbed the handiest camera I had - a Panasonic DV movie camera set to still mode and pointed it into the eyepiece...

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

A beautiful picture there Andrew.
It was cloudy here so I didn't see squat!
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Replied by Keith g on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

What a beautiful Morning, so clear, crisp & cold , but yeah it was a nice sight, Itook this shot before setting off for work...

Andrew, That's a great shot!!!!
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

Keith,
you have a great nack for making pictures look real cold !!
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Replied by Keith g on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

That's because I mistakenly left the camera lying in the car last night!!!! :P

Oooh I love the Irish weather in December!!
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Replied by galwayskywatchers on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

Yes clear here in Galway this morning, took first picture out the bedroom window just after 6am and second just after 9am using a FUJI FINPIX S5500.


www.irishastronomy.org/user_resources/fi...53740-Dscf018999.jpg

www.irishastronomy.org/user_resources/fi...453674-Dscf01899.jpg

How do i put images up on the thread??

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Replied by Keith g on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

Ronan, Just click on the Img icon (beside List= and URL above) no spaces, click the link, no spaces click Img again. That will do it.
Keep the images small enough otherwise they'll look huge on the screen.. :D
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Replied by lionsden on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

Nice pics Ronan, I reckon you can see three of Jupiters moons in the first one.... if you look really close! :shock:
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Replied by albertw on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

The moon actually occulted Jupiter this morning from parts of the U.S.


Some images:
www.ilovestars.com/Jupiter/jupiter.html

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

wow, wouldnt that be a cool thing to see live!
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Replied by galwayskywatchers on topic Re: TheMorning Planets at this time

Yes i was amazed to see the Moons of Jupiter in that shot, didnt really expect that it was possible with the 10x zoom lens.

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