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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 11:28 AM

I had the chance to see this conjunction this morning . 

I did this with a f10 scope and 66x EP, the distance was 48' of arc.

 

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Clear and virus-free sky to you all !

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 11:51 AM

Michel,

 

I like it. Very nice simple sketch of Jupiter it's 4 brightest moons and the brightening Mars.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 12:02 PM

Sad I missed this due to cloudsfrown.gif

 

Your sketch is wonderful!

 

Thanks for posting...John


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 03:10 PM

Michel,

 

Very good sketch of Jupiter-Mars Conjunction smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 09:35 PM

This time zone thing is messing with my mind!  So, this morning for you would be, let's see, ummmmm, yesterday evening here at 1720h, my time. Here's my sketch of Mars at 1715 h UT (5:15 am) today. The planet was low (380) and 59" from Jupiter. Seeing was far from ideal, but I could make out Syrtis Major easily. Good to sketch Mars again, the last time being September 12, 2018!

 

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 12:53 AM

This time zone thing is messing with my mind!  So, this morning for you would be, let's see, ummmmm, yesterday evening here at 1720h, my time. Here's my sketch of Mars at 1715 h UT (5:15 am) today. The planet was low (380) and 59" from Jupiter. Seeing was far from ideal, but I could make out Syrtis Major easily. Good to sketch Mars again, the last time being September 12, 2018!

 

 

Superb, I observed Jupiter with more power, mainly to see if the Red Spot was visible but not Mars.  It's good to know that the Mars show is on now!

Michel



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Posted 22 March 2020 - 08:46 AM

I am jealous you got to see the conjunction.  We've been clouded out for weeks here (at least two, perhaps three).



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Posted 23 March 2020 - 10:54 AM

Ian,

 

Nice sketch of Mars smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

Tom



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Posted 24 March 2020 - 10:59 PM

I was out walking the dog before sunrise and caught the conjunction. It was sweet. Saturn was in the area, too. :) 


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