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Watchinherskip
27-02-2009, 04:54 PM
Hi guys, been pretty hectic. Just got back from a NASA conference in Charlotte. It was great. Just wanted to let you know of the really neat looking sky this week. Check out the crescent moon and Venus tonight! Should be awesome this week. I looked great last night with the moon below Venus near sunset. It will be very close (well close here in the Eastern US) tonight. Also over the next week or so, look to the south between the cicle of Leo and Pollux in Gemini to see the comet Lulin. It will be moving towards the sun, its tail facing east the comma to the west each night.

mumof2
27-02-2009, 05:12 PM
thanks Dan - you just reminded me that we were supposed to be looking for Venus and the moon last night! oops - i'd better not remind DS9 :sorry:

Dawn
27-02-2009, 05:21 PM
I'm hoping the cloud cover clears here a bit.

Skywatcher
27-02-2009, 06:00 PM
yep no clear sky here for 10 days solid grey cloud :(

Dawn
27-02-2009, 06:02 PM
And here comes the cloud rolling in again. :(

Watchinherskip
27-02-2009, 09:38 PM
oh sorry. We are having some issues this evening as well. Durn! Should be a nice show for the weekend.

Taja
28-02-2009, 03:09 PM
I'll try to remember to look outside tonight. The weather should be gorgeous with few clouds. :) I heard about it on the local nightly news--at 1:00 this morning. I was trying to go to sleep and the news finally sent me into the land of Nod! :rolleyes:

Skywatcher
28-02-2009, 03:54 PM
Hads a wuick break in the clouds but couldn't find the comet in my bins - venus was spectacular but no time to get the scope out

Dawn
28-02-2009, 07:13 PM
From my garden tonight. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/dawn_ash/DSCF0854.jpg

Skywatcher
28-02-2009, 07:17 PM
well thats just lovely - I am still blown away by the fact that with a simple camera you can get the surface of another world - a star would just be a pinpoint! - did you get time to look through the scope dawn?

Dawn
28-02-2009, 07:20 PM
Nah it's not set up and to be honest I'm too tired and cranky to be fiddling with all those jiggery bits. I literally opened the door to let the dog out and there it was in front of me. Just grabbed the camera quickly and reeled off a few shots and that was the best one. :D

PsychoAlice
01-03-2009, 01:27 AM
Ive been enjoying the cheshire cat moon this week!