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#1 CarlosEH

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:11 AM

I was able to view the conjunction of the Waning Crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter on April 22, 2009 (09:30 U.T.). The view was spectacular as the Moon and Venus (-3.88m) both exhibited a pastel yellow color (elevation ~6 degrees and ~5 degrees, respectively, above the eastern horizon in Pisces. Jupiter was approximately 35 degrees southeast of the Moon in Capricornus. Mars was not visible at this time.

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#2 markseibold

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:49 AM

Carlos

You have captured a beautiful rendering of this pair! :bow: :bow: :bow:

I am just leaving the house now at 3:45 AM PDT to get to the predetermined hilltop above Portland to observe the lunar occultation of Venus at 5 AM.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:57 AM

I watched the group rise higher in the eastern morning sky and at 06:30 AM (EST, 10:30 U.T.). I also noted Mars below the Moon and Venus. It was a spectacular sight to see this grouping of the Moon and three planets.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:04 AM

Carlos,

Nice sketch :cool:


:thanx:

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:34 PM

Beautiful images as always Carlos. It looks like I am viewing the sky through my window. Very three dimensional.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:11 PM

Carlos,

These sketches are most beautiful. Your capture of the moon and both planets at different times are both stunning. :bow: :cool:

Frank :)

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:43 PM

Wow great sketches of this event, a work of art, bravo.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 11:36 AM

Frank, Ron, Tom, and Tommy

Thank you all for the kind compliments on my Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus conjunction observations. It was one of the most impressive sights that I have observed in some time. I hope that you all were able to view the event as well.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:07 PM

As the Moon and Venus were rising over the eastern horizon the Moon appeared magnified. It was spectacular viewing this between a row of trees and palms. The Moon appeared as huge golden orb floating in the sky. This observation was made at 5:45 AM (EST, 08:45 U.T.).

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:47 PM

Nice series of sketches of this event, Carlos! Thanks for sharing these with us. :waytogo:

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 01:30 PM

Eric,

Thank you for the compliment on conjunction observations. I was fortunate to have viewed such a spectacular event. I hope that you were able to view it as well. The best of luck in your own observations.

Carlos

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:20 PM

Carlos

All of your lunar planetary renderings are beautiful. :bow: :bow: :bow: I especially like the way you add the foreground as you have reminded me again to include the foreground in my own work. Sorry I have been scattered in the past days and not getting back to see everyones posts; I missed your updates of the images here until now.

Thanks for posting and sharing these images,

Mark






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