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#1 REC

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

Normally I don't do much observing on a full Moon night, but it's very clear tonight. Also the Moon is in a pretty good star-field and very close to Jupiter. Might be able to get both in the same view with a low power scope?

Also we have a good transit of Jupiter going on with the Moonrise and Aldebaran close by. Think I will just bring out the small scopes and bino's.

Clear skies to all:)

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#2 Curt B

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

I will be watching clouds tonight :(

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

Looks that way for me also Curt B. Clouds Clouds and more Clouds. Front coming through...Bummer.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:17 PM

It's snowing here.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

Every time theyre close, I hope to be able to get some good shots of Jupiter and the Moon next to one another. Ive only gotten one so far and its quality leaves something to be desired, but hopefully this time the weather will play along.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:27 PM

cloudy night here :(

#7 RonUwood

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

I have fielded 3 phone calls from relatives tonight wondering what that bright "star" was next to the moon and the dimmer one off to the right. So I have been looking at Jupiter and Aldebaran most of the evening.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:57 PM

I'm watching TV. It's cloudy.

#9 Carl Kolchak

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:40 PM

It's cloudy here so I'm watching "The Andromeda Strain" 1971. Classic scifi. 9/10 stars.

peace & clear skies

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:51 PM

Clouds and Duck Dynasty.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:41 AM

Dang moon! Dang not-quite-transparent sky spreading all the light out! Dang moving air! Why would the cloudless night have to be on the full moon?

I blinded myself looking at the moon and Jupiter. If I breathe near the eyepiece, I can see the light cone exiting the EP where it intersects with the breath-fog, if it's pointing at the moon.

Then I looked at a few washed-out DSOs until I made it to Beehive M44, which was bright enough to beat the background, but not so bright as to showcase the poor seeing (why do only bright stars twinkle so?). But then I made it to iota cancrii, which was really the highlight of the night. Nice colors on that double, and no need get out the shorter EPs just to split it.

Satisfaction comes in a flavor even for washed-out skies. :)

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:53 AM

i'm just happy that this major storm that started hitting nor cal has timed it self so well with the full moon.

#13 Bill Weir

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:54 AM

I watched a video of the repair of a leaking gastic ulcer post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Nothing like a room full of surgical nurses sitting around chewing on steak while looking at a screen full of *BLEEP* abdominal cavity.

Hey it was almost like astronomy. The surgery was done with a laparoSCOPE.

Bill

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:44 AM

I will be watching clouds tonight :(


LOL, me too and the snow :)

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:19 PM

At work all night so,like last night Moon Jupiter combo and in the AM Apollo, Morning Star and Saturn trying to outrun the Sun!!!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:19 PM

At work all night so,like last night Moon Jupiter combo and in the AM Apollo, Morning Star and Saturn trying to outrun the Sun!!!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

If all goes well tonight I'll be catching some Globular clusters. Then take a look at Jupiter for awhile.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:13 PM

The Saints game.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

An old Bob Hope movie on TCM.

#20 Dennis_S253

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

Note to self: Don't plan on Globulars during full moon.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:57 PM

The moon giveth :)....and the moon taketh away!! :(

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:45 AM

The first fire of the season through the glass door of the woodstove.

There is something ancient in us with regard to fire.

#23 kfiscus

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:43 PM

Clouds again. Watching my Huskers vs. Wisconsin instead.

#24 Kevdog

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

I bought a C11 last tuesday, so even here in Phoenix, AZ I'm watching clouds!

#25 Danzup77

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:21 AM

Youtube.....but IF the clouds ever part Im going for Ceres and Vesta.






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