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#1 jrkorman

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 10:33 PM

Clouds cleared off in the early afternoon leaving a beautiful sky. The Moon was shining brightly and lit the foreground nicely.

 

The question was asked "What will planetary observers do now?"

 

My answer, get in as much observing as I can while I can!

 

2019/12/11 00:44:30 UTC
Nikon D-7000 with VR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G lens at 18mm
Shutter 6 secs at f/5.6 ISO 1250

 

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


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Posted 10 December 2019 - 11:44 PM

That's a fine image.

https://www.space.co...QSu_PGr6KEA0WWA



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Posted 11 December 2019 - 12:44 AM

There's more on the conjunction at https://www.skyandte...-december-6-14/



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Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:20 PM

I had some good views of Venus and Saturn this evening from the Naylor Observatory using my 12x50s and the ASH 80mm f/5 Orion ShortTube 80 achromat.  Both planets were visible in the same 3.5-degree true field of view produced with a 20mm Explore Scientific 70 degree eyepiece (20x).  I also looked at them individually later on through the club's 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain at 116x (56mm Meade Series 4000 Super Plössl).  The false color produced by atmospheric prismatic dispersion was abundant. wink.gif


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Posted 11 December 2019 - 10:07 PM

It was really beautiful in Tucson

 

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 03:27 AM

Here are some of the hand-held photos that I took from the Naylor Observatory (see post #4) on a very chilly Wednesday evening with my Canon PowerShot SX720 HS camera.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 03:44 AM

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 03:56 AM

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 04:13 AM

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 09:42 AM

It was really beautiful in Tucson

 

https://flic.kr/p/2hYdt74   full resolution

Very nice, love the clear skies and the cactus! We had considerable clouds all day, into the evening so it was a complete washout here last night.


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 09:47 AM

Weather has not been great in my area.  Clear sky at sunset allowed me to get my Canon T5 out on a tripod at try for a photo of Venus and Saturn from my new home location in the city of Scranton, PA. I am about 5 miles from the home I grew up in. My present location has a limited western view, but little walk I can get more open sky. Still this was taken from my home location between and a large spruce tree across the way and between my neighbors home.

 

As time past south bound clouds on the western horizon began to roll in from the north travelling south on the western horizon covering the planets. Waited out the clouds for a clearing as can be seen in the cropped image.

 

This was my  view of both planets this season from my new location.

 

 

 

https://www.cloudyni...urn-2019-12-11/


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 10:32 AM

Both evenings here on the 10th and 11th has cirrus clouds in the southwestern sky.  But they were thinner yesterday so I got out the Tak 76 DCU and got some nice views of the conjunction with the TV 24 Pan and Pentax 20XW.  Views weren’t crystal clear like some of the above pictures, but in the weather crap hole I live in it was okay.  At least I saw something.

 

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 01:46 PM

Unfortunetly I totally forgot to observe the transit.frown.gif  But I was able to see an image of it from the Slooh "All Sky" Camera the next morning.smile.gif

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