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Moon near Pleiades Feb 16th

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#1 CharLakeAstro

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Posted 15 February 2024 - 09:42 PM

Tomorrow evening, the 54% illuminated moon will be very near M45, the Pleiades.

Should make an enjoyable wide-field view. Hope it is clear out...

 

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#2 Astroman007

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Posted 15 February 2024 - 09:51 PM

Tomorrow night is supposed to be "cloudy with clear breaks, -17*C." Tomorrow daytime is supposed to be cloudy with sunny breaks. So there's a chance the weather will cooperate. If so I'll report. Thanks for the head's up!


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Posted 16 February 2024 - 07:18 PM

I check it out in SkySafari and right now raining, thank you cloudy nights....


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#4 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 16 February 2024 - 07:21 PM

Snow is on the way in my area.

https://stardate.org...t/moon-pleiades



#5 CharLakeAstro

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Posted 16 February 2024 - 09:19 PM

Very thin cloud here. A large halo surrounds the moon. Both the moon and Pleiades visible but the thin cloud is making the view less than ideal.

Both are well within the FOV of my 10x50 binocs



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Posted 17 February 2024 - 01:31 AM

Tomorrow evening, the 54% illuminated moon will be very near M45, the Pleiades.

Many years ago, that's kind of how I found Pleiades.as a beginner.



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Posted 17 February 2024 - 10:25 AM

It was completely cloudy last night. bawling.gif

 

Pristine clear blue sky now, though. waytogo.gif



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Posted 17 February 2024 - 02:44 PM

The Moon, Aldebaran, and M45 will form a nearly isosceles triangle early tonight.

 

https://earthsky.org...saturn-mercury/

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#9 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 17 February 2024 - 02:53 PM

https://stardate.org...ast/moon-taurus



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Posted 17 February 2024 - 07:42 PM

Cool beans, I often neglect the Pleiades when observing the sky, too easy a target, but it is a glorious sight in a wide field telescope or binoculars or even a finder scope. 


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