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The Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, 11/24/19

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#1 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 10:47 PM

Two fellow ASH members and I observed the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter this evening from the Naylor Observatory through an Explore Scientific 80mm f/6 ED80 Carbon Fiber APO refractor (at 20, 30, and 43x), binoculars, and without optical aid. Venus and Jupiter were separated by approximately 86 arc minutes (1 degree and 26 arc minutes) at the time.  Both planets were visible in the same 1.9-degree true field of view through the refractor at 43x (11mm Explore Scientific 82 degree eyepiece).
 

We also looked at Saturn at 20 and 30x (the rings were resolved at 30x) and watched an ISS pass that culminated at 6:41p.m. EST.

 

I also took a number of iPhone photographs, some of them through the refractor, of the conjunction.

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 11:06 PM

Got both sides of the conjuction from here in Texas. Saturday evening [2019/11/23] was fairly clear and I was able to get quite a few photos. This evening [2019/11/24] had considerably more clouds so I had to wait for a hole to open up, which did happen.

 

 

2019/11/24 00:45:58 UTC
Nikon D-7000 with 35 mm f/1.8G lens
Shutter 2 sec at f/1.8 ISO 1600

 

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2019/11/25 00:53:57 UTC
Nikon D7000 with VR 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G lens at 65 mm
Shutter 5.0s f/5 ISO3200

 

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From the back porch, because I was being lazy.

 

Both photos taken at Rule, TX [33° 11' 13.11" N 99° 53' 58.61" W]


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Posted 24 November 2019 - 11:37 PM

At my location, the views Saturday evening were preferable, if not exactly their closest approach:

 

 

 

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 12:14 AM

Some lovely shots!  And the view of the pair was just wonderful tonight!  Too bad the weather forecast around here for the Moon/Venus conjunction Thanks Giving night is terrible.  

 

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 02:16 AM

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Got a quick shot across the Indian River Lagoon from Melbourne Beach, FL. as the last hint of Sunset was dying on the horizon.


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Posted 25 November 2019 - 05:37 AM

What lovely pictures! Here are a few of mine. I was especially surprised to notice that these handheld iPhone snapshots included Pi Sagitarii (Albaldah) at magnitude ~ 2.8 next to Saturn (above the tall trees)!

 

In descending order: 5:33PM, 5:44PM. and 5:57PM EST on 11-24-19.

 

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 04:00 PM

This conjunction was very satisfying.  I only got to observe it naked-eye, but it sure was pretty!



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Posted 26 November 2019 - 04:28 PM

Beautiful images! waytogo.gif



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Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:46 PM

Got both sides of the conjuction from here in Texas. Saturday evening [2019/11/23] was fairly clear and I was able to get quite a few photos. This evening [2019/11/24] had considerably more clouds so I had to wait for a hole to open up, which did happen.

 

 

2019/11/24 00:45:58 UTC
Nikon D-7000 with 35 mm f/1.8G lens
Shutter 2 sec at f/1.8 ISO 1600

 

gallery_290977_12018_1738518.jpg

 

2019/11/25 00:53:57 UTC
Nikon D7000 with VR 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G lens at 65 mm
Shutter 5.0s f/5 ISO3200

 

gallery_290977_12018_83436.jpg

From the back porch, because I was being lazy.

 

Both photos taken at Rule, TX [33° 11' 13.11" N 99° 53' 58.61" W]

Nice shots with all the Sag Messier objects included too.


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 01:57 AM

Here are two hand-held shots that I took of the two planets on Monday evening at 5:36 p.m. EST with my Canon PowerShot SX720 HS camera.  The transparency was better than on Sunday evening.

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 12:19 PM

I took these hand-held afocal iPhone photos of Venus and Jupiter respectively through the 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain at the observatory.  Both planets were very low in altitude at that time.  The atmospheric prismatic dispersion that was extremely prominent visually doesn't show up very well in the pictures.

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 05:55 PM

I was also observing the conjunction with my 10x50 bin's. The Moon, Venus and Jupiter just barely fit in my 10x50's FOV. Observation was made at 5:21 PM. All I can say was AWSOME!

 

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 01:08 PM

https://stardate.org...gram/2019-11-28

 

Here's the Stellarium view from yesterday.

 

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 03:40 PM

From last week:

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 04:27 PM

Tonight (11-29-19) the Moon will be within two degrees of Saturn. I hope to observe it but clouds are moving in. frown.gif



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Posted 29 November 2019 - 05:11 PM

Here ya go Rich, from the Irish midlands. Distance to Saturn was 1.001 billion miles at this point -

 

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 08:47 PM

Here ya go Rich, from the Irish midlands. Distance to Saturn was 1.001 billion miles at this point -

 

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Very nice. Glad someone got a good photo as we were heavy clouds, drizzle, and fog!


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Posted 30 November 2019 - 08:53 PM

After nearly a week of heavy clouds, rain (which we nearly always need), and fog the skies cleared this morning. I was hoping to get a photo of the Moon, Saturn, Venus, and Jupiter and barely made it tonight as they just barely fit in the field of view. I was really hoping for Thursday or Friday as the Moon wouldn't have been so bright.

 

2019/12/01 00:40:18 UTC
Nikon D-7000 with 35 mm f/1.8G lens
Shutter 1 sec at f/1.8 ISO 1600

gallery_290977_12018_2108585.jpg

 

Photo taken at Rule, TX [33° 11' 13.11" N 99° 53' 58.61" W]


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Posted 02 December 2019 - 04:51 PM

Got both sides of the conjuction from here in Texas. Saturday evening [2019/11/23] was fairly clear and I was able to get quite a few photos. This evening [2019/11/24] had considerably more clouds so I had to wait for a hole to open up, which did happen.

 

 

2019/11/24 00:45:58 UTC
Nikon D-7000 with 35 mm f/1.8G lens
Shutter 2 sec at f/1.8 ISO 1600

 

gallery_290977_12018_1738518.jpg

 

2019/11/25 00:53:57 UTC
Nikon D7000 with VR 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G lens at 65 mm
Shutter 5.0s f/5 ISO3200

 

gallery_290977_12018_83436.jpg

From the back porch, because I was being lazy.

 

Both photos taken at Rule, TX [33° 11' 13.11" N 99° 53' 58.61" W]

Very nice!



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Posted 02 December 2019 - 04:53 PM

After nearly a week of heavy clouds, rain (which we nearly always need), and fog the skies cleared this morning. I was hoping to get a photo of the Moon, Saturn, Venus, and Jupiter and barely made it tonight as they just barely fit in the field of view. I was really hoping for Thursday or Friday as the Moon wouldn't have been so bright.

 

2019/12/01 00:40:18 UTC
Nikon D-7000 with 35 mm f/1.8G lens
Shutter 1 sec at f/1.8 ISO 1600

gallery_290977_12018_2108585.jpg

 

Photo taken at Rule, TX [33° 11' 13.11" N 99° 53' 58.61" W]

Pretty sharp ecliptic this year! Nice shot!




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