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REC
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What are we watching tonight?
      #5544303 - 11/28/12 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:)

Bob


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Curt B
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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: REC]
      #5544335 - 11/28/12 06:19 PM

I will be watching clouds tonight

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Dennis_S253
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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: Curt B]
      #5544345 - 11/28/12 06:25 PM

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

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star drop
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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: Dennis_S253]
      #5544571 - 11/28/12 09:17 PM

It's snowing here.

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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: star drop]
      #5544579 - 11/28/12 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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frito
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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: GpB311]
      #5544585 - 11/28/12 09:27 PM

cloudy night here

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RonUwood
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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: frito]
      #5544598 - 11/28/12 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.

Ron


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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: REC]
      #5544635 - 11/28/12 09:57 PM

I'm watching TV. It's cloudy.

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Carl Kolchak
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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: rdandrea]
      #5544831 - 11/28/12 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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panhardModerator
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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: Carl Kolchak]
      #5544843 - 11/28/12 11:51 PM

Clouds and Duck Dynasty.

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galexand
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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: REC]
      #5544884 - 11/29/12 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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frito
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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: galexand]
      #5544894 - 11/29/12 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.

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Bill Weir
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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: frito]
      #5544922 - 11/29/12 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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NeilMac
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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: Curt B]
      #5545382 - 11/29/12 11:44 AM

Quote:

I will be watching clouds tonight




LOL, me too and the snow


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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5545703 - 11/29/12 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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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5545704 - 11/29/12 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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Dennis_S253
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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: Danzup77]
      #5545929 - 11/29/12 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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coopman
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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: Dennis_S253]
      #5545944 - 11/29/12 06:13 PM

The Saints game.

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okieav8r
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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: coopman]
      #5546192 - 11/29/12 08:29 PM

An old Bob Hope movie on TCM.

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Dennis_S253
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Re: What are we watching tonight? new [Re: okieav8r]
      #5546201 - 11/29/12 08:36 PM

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

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