Moon Occultation of Pleiades Tuesday Sept.12

14 years 2 weeks ago #32816 by Keith g
Don't forget, as the Moon rises tomorrow evening at about 9.20pm directly in the northeast, it will be already in the pleiades star cluster.

Although at 67% sunlit phase, it should be a nice sight !

Keith..

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14 years 2 weeks ago #32822 by ayiomamitis
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Keith,

Thanks for the reminder ... I will check my local circumstances surrounding the occultation.

Anthony.

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14 years 2 weeks ago #32826 by Frank Ryan
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Cheers for the reminder Kieth.
I spotted this a few weeks ago when I was planning
some sessions on Stellarium.
The waining moon should give good contrast against the cluster.

I wonder is it possable to photograph the moon and cluster together?
Or would that overexpose the moon? .....

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14 years 2 weeks ago #32827 by ayiomamitis
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Frank,

I just checked and the moon will be around 67% phase which is not very good. If you expose properly for the lunar disk, you will be lucky if you can capture one or two of the more prominent members of M45. Of course, we can both forget the well-known nebulosity if a one-shot capture-all image is pursued.

For me locally, the moon is way too close to the horizon which means I will rely on my friends here for a view of the event.

Anthony.

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14 years 2 weeks ago #32828 by Frank Ryan
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Thanks Anthony,
Indeed too much illuminated there for a workable shot I'd say..
Still, it might be interesting to see the outcome of a couple of seconds at a high ISO....
Obviously a huge ball of white but maybe a few of the brighter sisters might shine through....
Could make for a nice 'art' shot! :wink:

If all else fails...it should look great in binos.

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14 years 2 weeks ago #32829 by dave_lillis
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Still, a nice challenge if the weather is on our side.

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14 years 2 weeks ago #32852 by Frank Ryan
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I hope I am not stating the obvious Dave,
but the weather today looks like a No-Go.

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14 years 2 weeks ago #32858 by Seanie_Morris
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The weather has changed somewhat now... it has been a nice pleasant evening, quite unexpected from the weather this morning! Its looking positive down here anyway.

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14 years 2 weeks ago #32862 by Seanie_Morris
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3 hours later...

Damn light cloud! :x

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14 years 2 weeks ago #32866 by dave_lillis
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its clouds here also :(

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14 years 2 weeks ago #32870 by Perseus
Stunning sight with moon rising above water in Balbriggan. Binos showed plenty of half shaded creators along the terminator along with seven (and only seven) sisters in background. Play of moon light on water, passing clouds and sound of sea resulted in half an hour of surreal tranquillity.

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