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#1 Dennis_S253

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:04 AM

Just spent some time watching Io pass in front of Jupiter. That's a first for me. Had to call it a night before it was done but there will be other nights. I have to get up early. Clear skies to all and to all a good night.

#2 frito

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:24 AM

pretty neat eh. happens pretty often with Io. fairly certain its letter I not L btw. its definitely pronounced IOHH or something like that lol.

#3 Dennis_S253

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:23 AM

Yep my bad ( Io ), well it was after midnight. I'm hoping for clear skies tonight. Might get a few hours of viewing before the moon comes up. Clear skies...

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:43 AM

It's pretty amazing to be able to watch such an event in real time. I watched as Io approached the moon and then crossed over the limb around 930 central time. I thought it was cool how I could still see the moon after it crossed in front of the planet. I packed up shortly after it crossed over.

#5 Bill Weir

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:35 PM

Where you seeing the shadow or the actual satellite? The shadow is a black disc while the satellite will appear a pale cream colour. Either way, nice. The first time for any observation is special.

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#6 Dennis_S253

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:20 PM

Well thank you Bill, I wasn't sure and I hoped someone would enlighten me. It appears I must of been looking at the shadow. Yes it was a black disk. Know I know what to look for and what I'm looking at. Thank you very much. And yes, it did seem special.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:22 PM

Please excuse me but I can't resist. Rest in peace Io.

#8 Dennis_S253

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

Io never rest, it keeps going round and round. Please excuse me "did u fart"? What did I miss? I guess you have seen it a thousand times.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:38 AM

Please excuse me but I can't resist. Rest in peace Io.


Appropriete, well done.

#10 Dennis_S253

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:20 AM

:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
Where did my sense of humour go.
He will be sadly missed by stargazers around the globe.
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