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#1 RobertMaples

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:15 AM

This may be common knowledge among amateur astronomers, but I didn't know until fairly recently that you can see Jupiter in the daytime if you can locate it.  Yesterday Jupiter was less than 2° away from the moon, so I used the moon to find it.  Not the best picture, but you can see Jupiter in it! (sorry, I didn't realize how dirty the eyepiece was)  The second picture is the same as the first, but with Jupiter circled (I don't know why it oriented differently when uploaded):

 

Jupiter in the daytime image 1
 
Jupiter in the daytime image 2

 


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#2 Barlowbill

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:21 AM

I can't see it.  



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:27 AM

At the open days here the observatory has the trick of selection a bright star and centering that during the events - sort of 10:00 to 16:00 - if the sky is clear.

 

At the last one from 14:00 to 18:00 people were observing Vega - big blue sky, pleasant day (warm) and a little bright dot of Vega in the scope. Big problem is explaining why. Aldebaren worked better at the previous - more red.

 

Just have to find the object.



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:32 AM

I can't see it.  

Click into the photo for a larger view.

 

It is distinctly round and white, as it should be in the daytime... 

 

Great shot … RobertMaples… very nice...


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:06 AM

Thanks kelly

Duh!  Forgot to enlarge.  Now I see it.  Very cool picture



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 02:32 PM

yes, it is...

 

I just used Stellarium, the moon and Jupiter are up there now... 

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 12:57 PM

I can't see it.  

Use averted vision.

 

The second photo shows it.



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Posted 15 October 2019 - 05:14 PM

Thanks Barlowbill, I followed your instructions and saw the dot.

 

Clear and steady skies!

 

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 03:46 AM

I have often seen Venus in broad daylight. If you know where to look, it is very easy. It's especially cool to show people Venus in the daytime (typically when the Moon is close) because then even casual observers are able to see it :) .

 

My most memorable "daytime" (= sun was up to some extent) was on 10-27-88, when I saw Venus (near elongation) and Jupiter (near the moon) just after sun up and then Mars (near opposition) just before sunset.



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Posted 20 October 2019 - 08:29 AM

I observed Jupiter in daylight around 1 hour before sunset back in 2012. Could clearly see 2 belts with 100x in my 4 inch refractor.  It was close to Venus back then, and once the sun set they formed a striking pair



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Posted 21 October 2019 - 04:27 AM

I have often seen Venus in broad daylight. If you know where to look, it is very easy. It's especially cool to show people Venus in the daytime (typically when the Moon is close) because then even casual observers are able to see it smile.gif .

 

My most memorable "daytime" (= sun was up to some extent) was on 10-27-88, when I saw Venus (near elongation) and Jupiter (near the moon) just after sun up and then Mars (near opposition) just before sunset.

Oops!! I did not mention this was all naked eye...




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