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#1 CarlosEH

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 12:37 PM

I was able to view the Waning Crescent Moon (22.7 days old) within the head of Scorpius on February 17, 2009 (11:45 U.T.). The Moon (Artemis-Diana (Greek) or Selene (Roman), Huntress and Goddess of the Moon) was brightly visible (-11.08m) within the Scorpion on the morning sky over the southern horizon. Antares (1.03m) was a red beacon east of the Moon.

A digital image produced using Photoshop CS3.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:17 PM

Great sketch of the moon and Antares, any mention of Antares makes me think of soft warm summer nights, something for me to think about as more snow is falling out of my cold overcast skies, thanks for posting.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 10:36 PM

Tommy,

Thank you for the compliment on my Moon and Scorpius observation. It was an impressive sight in the morning sky.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 10:39 PM

Carlos,

A beautiful glowing sketch of the moon in the southeast superimposed on the scorpion. You have created a grand view. :bow: :rainbow:

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:49 PM

Frank,

Thank you for the compliment on my Moon and Scorpius observation. It was a beautiful sight. I look forward to your future observations.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:35 PM

Carlos,

Beautiful sketch!

Nice comparison of the moon and the distant Antares. :cool:

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 07:53 PM

Carlos,

I really enjoy observing each of your sketches. This one has such a wonderful contrast between the red of Antares and the white of the waning moon. Thank you for sharing this one.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 07:42 PM

Nice rendition. Was the light from the moon bright enough that you could only catch those few stars in the image? I'm wondering how much the "light pollution" prevented you from seeing more, of if you only chose to identify the brightest ones?

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:36 AM

Jay, Jim, and Rony

Thank you all for the kind compliments on my Moon and Antares observation. It was a beautiful scene with the Waning Crescent Moon and red Antares nearby. The light of the Moon did dim the fainter stars in the field but I also chose not to include all the stars visible and recorded the brightest ones instead.

Carlos






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