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Look west tonight at 5-6pm if its clear

Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Skywatcher, Dec 1, 2008.

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    Just to reiterate what Dan posted last week - if its clear look tnight to the west and you will see a lovely conjunction of the moon Venus and Jupiter
     
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    ooo thanks, i must try and remember to do that - DS9 has his friend round for tea so i may forget in all the kerfuffle!
     
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    ooo thanks! me too!!!!
     
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    cool thx chris, i totally forgot about this :)
     
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    I'm assuming that means 5-6 UK time. I wonder if we'll be able to see it here on the East Coast of the US at 5-6 our time.
     
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    Look Now to the South its been alovely sight!!!
     
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    I can see it. :D
     
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    What planet is what?
     
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    I took photos to prove I was standing in the garden in the freezing cold. :D

    It's blatantly obvious I do not possess a tripod and was resting my camera on the garden fence. :lol:

    This one is with the flash on...

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    And then I turned the flash off...

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    jeez good photos Dawn!!!
     
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    great photos Dawn!

    i'm really peed off - it was raining!
     
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    Wow. You got shots that clear with a regular camera? :unsure: Or do you have one of those super sonic lenses? :unsure:
     
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    No that's a regular camera with a 10x zoom. Just stuck the zoom on max, auto focus, leant on the garden fence and hoped for the best. :lol:

    Good job I got the photos as it's gone now.
     
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    Wow. That's some kinda' awesome photo! :yes: LOVE your technique! :yes:
     
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    Cloudy here :(

    But there have been two very bright and big things in the south for a few days now - very spectacular and kind of in the configurattion shown in Dawn's pic. Has that been Venus and Jupiter? :unsure:
     
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    Chris said it was jupiter. Since he said i havenn't been able to get a pic because it's been cloudy. Still searching for uranus though:unsure:
     
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    Awesome shot Dawn - your first steps at planetary photography :D

    It was a lovely sight watching venus slip behind the moon and come out the other side - gives you a sense of perspective :D

    Here is my effort with the 350d at 300mm - overexposed to show earthshine on the moon - and if you look at Jupiter ( top right ) you can see 2 of his moons into the bargain.

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    I think you'd need a longer lens for that, you being so far away Brit. As an aside, if you look on my intro thread, I think Dawn was trying to sort work out which Blackpool pic was my backside and which one was the donkey's face :unsure: But I digress :D

    Anyway, to get back on topic :D, must have been Jupiter and Venus, and they've been so pretty cos they've been hanging low over a hill. Away tomorrow night working, but if they're still there and the night is clear when I get back I'll take a pic and ask :thumbsup:
     
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    Yes Deb Jupiter up top and Venus down below :D
     
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    Great shots.....Have to compare them with Starry night shots I put up last week and I guess I will have to pop out tonight and take a picture with my ol Fuji. Hopefully they will come out well as our sky is totally clear at present. A few hours to go and we can see how the sight looks from Eastern US.
     

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