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nirvanix
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The Eye of Sauron?
      #6328633 - 01/22/14 03:11 PM

Just playing around with Calsky and it looks about midnight CST (06 UT) one of the moons (I think Europa) will be casting its shadow into the heart of the GRS, and the GRS will be well positioned to see the action. Can anyone else confirm this? If so, gentlemen start your telescopes!

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C_Moon
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Re: The Eye of Sauron? new [Re: nirvanix]
      #6328916 - 01/22/14 05:12 PM

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Just playing around with Calsky and it looks about midnight CST (06 UT) one of the moons (I think Europa) will be casting its shadow into the heart of the GRS, and the GRS will be well positioned to see the action. Can anyone else confirm this? If so, gentlemen start your telescopes!




I agree, Europa shadow transit near the GRS at 06UT Jan 23 2014. Thanks for calling attention to it!


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Pezdragon
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Re: The Eye of Sauron? new [Re: C_Moon]
      #6329718 - 01/23/14 01:07 AM

Just viewed the"eye" with my 4" refractor and the pupil (shadow) is centered rather well....I think this is the first time I've seen this! Really cool in a Dali/ Picasso kind of way.....Rod

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nirvanix
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Re: The Eye of Sauron? new [Re: Pezdragon]
      #6329751 - 01/23/14 01:52 AM

Yeh, I just came in, watched it for 45 minutes, albeit the seeing wasn't so great. Amazing how Europa's shadow tracked right along with the GRS for so long. It was just a little bit faster than the GRS, and as I write this it's advancing out of the "eye". Picasso is a nice analogy!

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GreatBear
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Re: The Eye of Sauron? new [Re: nirvanix]
      #6330478 - 01/23/14 12:01 PM

Yes, I observed this last night - I started a new thread because I didn't recognize the topic here, otherwise I would have responded to this thread. It did indeed look like the "Eye of Sauron" - or maybe Zeus on a heroin overdose!

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Dean Norris
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Re: The Eye of Sauron? new [Re: GreatBear]
      #6331628 - 01/23/14 10:56 PM

Nirvanix,

Thanks for the heads up on this. It helped me knowing the time of the event.

Dean


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