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#1 CarlosEH

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 10:27 AM

I was able to view the Waxing Gibbous Moon (11.8 days old) and Mars (-0.69m) approximately five degrees apart on February 26, 2010 (02:00 U.T.). The sight was impressive with the sharp Moon and a reddish-orange beacon nearby. I hope that others were able to view this pairing as well.

A digital image produced in Pixelmator.

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#2 frank5817

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 11:23 AM

Carlos,

This is a wonderful capture. I was out admiring this same view at about the same time. This is really a perfect match to my view. It really does help one to see the orange color of Mars when it contrasts with the grey and white of the moon. Beautiful work Carlos, you make it look easy. :rainbow: :bow:

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 01:22 PM

Absolutely love your rendering of hte Moon. Quite beautifuilly done! :waytogo:

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 01:32 PM

That is a nice image, Carlos!

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 02:37 PM

Carlos
Thanks for posting. I mised the conjunction yesterday due to clouds!

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 02:45 PM

Enjoyable sketch, Carlos. My wife and I enjoyed it for a few minutes last night as we returned from a meeting. Glad you caught it. I wanted to catch it setting over the Blue Ridge, but we had clouds at that time.

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 05:28 PM

Great sketch, i saw a similar view over Chicagoland thanks for sharing.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:32 AM

Thank you all very much for the kind compliments on my Moon and Mars observation. It was an impressive sight to see the pair close together in the dark Winter sky. I am glad that my Moon rendering came out accurately. The best of luck in your own observations.

Carlos

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 12:23 PM

Carlos

Nice sketch.

:thanx:,

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 05:07 PM

That is great Carlos :D :goodjob: Really beautiful.
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:27 PM

Lynn and Tom,

Thank you both for the compliment on my Moon and Mars observation. The best of luck in your own observations.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 10:41 AM

Hallo Carlos,

what a great idea to put Mars and Moon in one sketch.Great moon sketch,I find it very difficult to sketch a complete moon.You did it very well. :bow: :bow: :bow:

CS

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 11:10 AM

absolutley wonderful

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 01:46 PM

Markus and Michael,

Thank you for the compliments on my Moon and Mars observation. It was a sight to behold. The best of luck in your own observations.

Carlos






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