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Dennis_S253
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A First for me, Io passing
      #5548086 - 12/01/12 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.

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frito
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Re: A First for me, Lo passing new [Re: Dennis_S253]
      #5548113 - 12/01/12 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.

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Dennis_S253
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Re: A First for me, Lo passing new [Re: frito]
      #5548403 - 12/01/12 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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Mike4242
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Re: A First for me, Lo passing new [Re: Dennis_S253]
      #5548421 - 12/01/12 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.

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Bill Weir
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Re: A First for me, Lo passing new [Re: Mike4242]
      #5549429 - 12/01/12 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.

Bill


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Dennis_S253
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Re: A First for me, Lo passing new [Re: Bill Weir]
      #5549473 - 12/01/12 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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Re: A First for me, Io passing new [Re: Dennis_S253]
      #5549558 - 12/01/12 11:22 PM

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

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Dennis_S253
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Re: A First for me, Io passing new [Re: star drop]
      #5549575 - 12/01/12 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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Re: A First for me, Io passing new [Re: star drop]
      #5549846 - 12/02/12 06:38 AM

Quote:

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




Appropriete, well done.


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Dennis_S253
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Re: A First for me, Io passing new [Re: Qwickdraw]
      #5549989 - 12/02/12 09:20 AM


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


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