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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:12 pm 
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Finally was able to get another view of this conjunction! 10th January 2018; 0630- 0740: Conditions were vey poor to start with but by sunrise the sky was pretty clear. Crescent Moon was nearby. MARS about half the fov, from JUPITER and in the 8 o'clock position. (I was using the Acuter DS65 c/w 32mm ep giving a fov of maybe 5-moons or so.) Finally lost MARS and then JUPITER as bits of cloud and daylight interfered. regards maf


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:47 pm 
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Jupiter & Mars & Crescent Moon: Thursday 11th January 2017; 0627. Some breaks in the clouds around dawn enabled an intermittent view of the Crescent Moon, Jupiter & Mars in the fov of 8x40 binocular. Tried a couple of photographs, one which "came out" to show all three objects. By measuring an enlarged print done in the chemists, I was able to get a reasonably accurate measure of the distances between them; measured in "moon-widths". Moon to Jupiter = 5, Jupiter to Mars = 3 and Mars to Moon = 6. Moon was above the planets. Very soon however thick fog descended. regards maf


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:53 pm 
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Good to see you've managed to make some observations, Mike. I noticed the clouds clearing briefly this morning, and I managed a few short unaided eye observations of Jupiter and the crescent Moon. The crescent looked really crisp and bright against a brightening blue sky, with Jupiter suspended a few degrees below. Very eye catching.

Best wishes, Jeff.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:46 am 
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Nice observations. I enjoyed a similar view yesterday, as well, before clouds briefly moved in. Sometimes unassisted human optics can give the most striking view. That's one reason I enjoy my observing from the top of the garden. Not only do I have the big Dob, but being outside with a huge swathe of unobscured sky is awe inspiring. As is being able to catch all kinds of sights in between peeps through the telescope. And sounds, those of wildlife. Just being out there is a joy.

I agree with you that the thin crescent moon has a special allure.

Best wishes,

Nigel


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