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#1 Jack Martin

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 03:13 AM

Taken at 04.30 UT from Essex UK.

 

Regards to all,

 

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 03:15 AM

Fully clouded out here the past few days. Thanks so very much for posting this image - and nice color on Mars!! bow.gif


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#3 phillip

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 04:53 AM

Cool pic. Can't wait for Mars to increase in size for optimum views. 

 

Another hour crack of dawn hope to catch Jupiter's GRS Great Red Spot as will be half way least here in midwest. Tho still low in sky my northern location, starting to get hints detail as its starts to rise crack of dawn, hope sky in decent condition, partly clear forecast, fingers Crossed! 

 

Did have sky opening as so cloudy recently. My northern location still has them abit low for chance sharp detail. But as twilight stronger Jupiter at highest just nearing bright dawn GRS more obvious worth the View! 

 

Saturn a treat Always! Again early for detail, division starting to pop in at edges. Later views in good sky the cassini is well Groved! Space between globe and ring a clear jet Black! Beauty!

 

6:26 AM last look, 6:28 Dob XT8I back in car, scope in trunk, mount in back of car. Cool 35 temp after finished only then noticed my hands were Cool! Fast, Wow! Enchantment of owning a Dob !

 

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 06:58 AM

It was a nice view this morning. Somehow it reminded me Lyra in yellow, with Jupiter being Vega and there other two planets as beta and gamma Lyr.

The seeing was good here and I could go to ~240x without problem. Higher magnification was OK, but loose of sharpness started to be visible.
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#5 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 07:46 AM

Here's an image of Jupiter, Mars and Saturn using the Slooh's All Sky Camera.

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#6 Jack Martin

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 02:24 PM

  • Hi Guys thanks for your feedback, I should add taken with my Canon PowerShot G7x MK3 F2.8 1/8 sec ISO 3200. 
  • Rich that's a nice pic, well done. 
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#7 Jack Martin

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Posted 07 April 2020 - 11:39 AM

 

 

The state of play this morning in the pre dawn sky 04.21 UT, the 3 planets are starting to align.

 

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 11:21 AM

It was really pretty in Tucson to see the three planets line up this morning. The full Moon lit the landscape from the west as the planets rose in the east. aI put a LED light on the nearest cactus- and got this in the predawn.

 

full resolution -  https://flic.kr/p/2iN9mPg

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 10:52 PM

I'm glad I got out of bed last week to see this..very cool.

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Posted 09 April 2020 - 10:32 AM

The three planets in the predawn continue to be a beautiful sight in Tucson- I altered the lighting for this one and placed the foreground LED at 90 degrees from the camera to improve the shadows captured. This is at 5 am just before the stars blinked out.

 

full resolution of this photo: https://flic.kr/p/2iNybVQ

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#11 Jack Martin

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 11:22 AM

Nice pics, well done. 

 

It was poor seeing here this morning got a pic at 04.24 UT, but yours are much better.   

 

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#12 Jack Martin

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 04:39 AM

The scene at 03.37 UT.

 

Clear skies.

 

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