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CarlosEH
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Moon and Mars (February 26, 2010) new
      #3648552 - 02/26/10 10:27 AM Attachment (79 downloads)

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.

Carlos


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Re: Moon and Mars (February 26, 2010) new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3648655 - 02/26/10 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.

Frank


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Re: Moon and Mars (February 26, 2010) new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3648848 - 02/26/10 01:22 PM

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

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mathteacher
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Re: Moon and Mars (February 26, 2010) new [Re: BillP]
      #3648864 - 02/26/10 01:32 PM

That is a nice image, Carlos!

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Jef De Wit
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Re: Moon and Mars (February 26, 2010) new [Re: mathteacher]
      #3648992 - 02/26/10 02:37 PM

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


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Re: Moon and Mars (February 26, 2010) new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #3649008 - 02/26/10 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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Re: Moon and Mars (February 26, 2010) new [Re: rolandlinda3]
      #3649296 - 02/26/10 05:28 PM

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

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CarlosEH
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Re: Moon and Mars (February 26, 2010) new [Re: Tommy5]
      #3652062 - 02/28/10 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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Re: Moon and Mars (February 26, 2010) new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3654331 - 03/01/10 12:23 PM

Carlos

Nice sketch.

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Tom


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Re: Moon and Mars (February 26, 2010) new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #3654909 - 03/01/10 05:07 PM

That is great Carlos Really beautiful.
Lynn


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Re: Moon and Mars (February 26, 2010) new [Re: ladip63]
      #3660761 - 03/04/10 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.

Carlos


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Re: Moon and Mars (February 26, 2010) new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3661310 - 03/05/10 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.

CS

Markus


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Re: Moon and Mars (February 26, 2010) new [Re: rerun]
      #3661374 - 03/05/10 11:10 AM

absolutley wonderful

Michael


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Re: Moon and Mars (February 26, 2010) [Re: mikesemmler]
      #3663716 - 03/06/10 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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