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Jupiter from this morning, 19th March 2009

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#1 iceman



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Posted 19 March 2009 - 09:37 PM

Hi all

I had a fairly busy morning this morning - knowing that the skies were going to be clear (well, hoping), the waning crescent Moon was well positioned, a bright ISS and STS-119 Discovery pass was going overhead, and then of course Jupiter which is climbing to a manageable 35° altitude before dawn.

I managed to capture all three objects, and here’s the first one that has been processed. It’s Jupiter in seeing that was very similar to what I captured on wednesday morning.

The resolution isn’t great due to the seeing, but Oval BA is visible just past the CM. I missed the best of the seeing as it deteriorated further as dawn approached. I was busy capturing the Moon and the ISS when the seeing was good, and Jupiter was still too low.

Jupiter and Oval BA - 19th March 2009

Thanks for looking.

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#2 Bird



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Posted 19 March 2009 - 10:57 PM

Thanks Mike, nicely done.

cheers, Bird

#3 Mick Hyde

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 04:16 AM

Good start to the season Mike.

#4 Freddy WILLEMS


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Posted 20 March 2009 - 10:39 PM

Great capture Mike, any luck with the ISS ?

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