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#1 T.C. COSMOS

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 11:06 PM

WOW!!!!! Never have seen the moons in a triangle form. Blown away it looks so cool!


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Posted 02 September 2019 - 11:12 PM

Must be the NHRA Gods shining on Force. Kinda looks like top fuel with the 4th moon out front, and Jupiter the tires. I know, but I had to say it ‍☠‍☠



#3 T.C. COSMOS

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 11:16 PM

9:15 and I’m looking at a perfect triangle. WOW!!! Can someone with stalarium(?) post a pic from 9:15? The moons are on fire tonight!!!


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 10:47 AM

Awesome viewing of Jupiter and the Galilean moons! 

 

Saw something really odd around 8:00PM PDT - about a finger width to the East was an object as bright as Jupiter.  I was viewing from my balcony and had the object in the RDF, when I put in a 32 mm eyepiece and focused, it looked like a high altitude balloon (like from the Man High experiments of the 1950's).  I didn't see any movement, like an aircraft or a satellite, it stayed stationary and gradually faded as the sun was setting.

 

Looked on a few satellite tracking websites - there was a spent booster stage that had passed in the area close to that time, but it's orbit was from South to North - this object didn't appear to move.

 

Still very puzzling to me this morning...thinking1.gif


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Posted 04 September 2019 - 02:08 PM

Ahhh, missed it. I went out about 8:30 to take a look at the sky and it was still over 80* and humid. Nope I said, not tonight!


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 06:52 PM

I apologize, I was super excited about Force and should have mentioned Kalitta too. Happy for those guys winning Indy. 

 

If anyone cares to input the info, I noticed the thread next to this one spoke about moon locations. So I took a peak and took the time to input the #'s at one of the links. This is so cool. I've seen the four moons in an almost perfect trapezium, and now 3 of the 4 moons in a perfect triangle. What are the odds it will happen again, and the odds now of seeing a square? That would be out of sight. 

 

https://www.shallowsky.com/jupiter/

 

September 2nd @ 9:25 aka 21:25 


Edited by T.C. COSMOS, 05 September 2019 - 06:59 PM.

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