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#1 CarlosEH

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 01:08 AM

I made an observation of the Waxing Gibbous Moon (8.75 days old) and Antares (1.03m) using my Oberwerk 11 x 56 mm binoculars over the southwestern sky. The Moon and Antares were separated by 1.8 degrees. Tau Scorpii (2.81m) was visible towards the southwest (following) and Sigma Scorpii (2.87m) towards the north (preceding). I hope that others were able to view this conjunction as well.

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#2 JimPie

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:27 AM

Carlos,
Very nice rendering of Gibbous moon and conjuction!

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 05:00 AM

Carlos, thanks for posting because here in Belgium we missed the conjunction completely due to (a lot of) clouds...

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 07:20 AM

Carlos,

A beautiful binocular scene of the moon near the heart of the scorpion. :bow: :rainbow: :cool: I was clouded out like Jef.
Always a great pleasure to see through your binoculars way up here in Illinois.

Frank :)

#5 CarlosEH

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:00 PM

Thank you all for the compliments on my my Gibbous Moon and Antares conjunction observation. It was interesting to see the Moon nest to the heart of the Scorpion. I am sorry that your weather did not allow you to view it as well. I hope you get are able to view other conjunctions in the future.

I observed a similar conjunction of the Moon and Antares back in 2009 (February 17). This one was a naked eye observation.

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#6 frank5817

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 07:08 PM

Carlos,

Also a very impressive sketch. The glow about the moon is beautiful and the transparency is stunning.

Frank :)

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:34 PM

Frank,

Thank you for the compliment on my earlier Moon and Antares (Scorpius) conjunction observation. That was also a very impressive sight and I am glad that I was able to capture the beauty of it. The best of luck in your own observations.

Carlos

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 01:44 AM

very nice sketches of the moon and Antares it seems these two get together every year at some time in the summer.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 05:07 AM

Tommy,

Thank you for the compliment on my Moon and Antares (Scorpius) conjunction observation. The Moon and Antares do meet yearly when Diana the Huntress needs to beware the Sting of the Scorpion!

Carlos

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 09:03 AM

Very nice, Carlos.


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