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#1 faackanders2

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 10:34 PM

When is closest approach, and what will people be using to observe both in same view?  Binoculars or small scopes with wide eyepieces?



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Posted 21 January 2019 - 10:47 PM

Check Stellarium of Sky Safari, but it looks like it is tomorrow a.m. Jan 22.

 

They will still be a couple of degrees apart, so binoculars or really wide field scope. 



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 05:08 PM

I saw them naked eye on my way out the door for work this morning.  Bright, unmistakable close pairing.

 

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 07:42 PM

They looked awesome about 6:00 this morning, May be too far apart for a scope, unless a short focal length scope and an extra wide low power eyepiece.


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 10:03 PM

Spectacular sight in 17x70 binoculars this morning!


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 11:00 PM

They looked awesome about 6:00 this morning, May be too far apart for a scope, unless a short focal length scope and an extra wide low power eyepiece.

Venus is cute but I will not ruin my sleep for her any more, so I waited till 11 AM and saw both Venus and Jupiter in the same FOV with 60mm f6 scope and 31mm Nagler eyepiece.


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 05:41 PM

When is closest approach, and what will people be using to observe both in same view?  Binoculars or small scopes with wide eyepieces?

I saw Jupiter and Venus together in one field of view just the other morning in my 12x50 Pentax SP WP binoculars. 


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 11:50 PM

The close pairing was a nice sight.

full resolution  https://flic.kr/p/2dfZgzy

 

 

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 03:52 AM

I took these two shots around 6:20 a.m. EST on Tuesday morning using a hand-held Canon SX720 HS in the NightScene mode.  Venus and Jupiter were just a shade over two degrees apart at the time.

 

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 07:51 PM

Venus and Jupiter imaged on January 21 at 6:50 am EST (1150 UT).

 

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 08:38 AM

And this morning, the Moon got in on the action. 

 

I was standing in the driveway this morning in slippers, fuzzy pants and a parka at -25 C. If you're going to photograph the sky in extreme conditions, I cannot recommend pants (highly enough).

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 01:50 PM

Nice pic, tchandler!

 

I got up this morning to let the dogs out and check the fire and was impressed by the same sight so I grabbed a coat and my camera to snap this pic.

 

Camera is a Canon T5i.  Temperature was 2F/-17C.

 

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