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Moon & Jupiter & a mystery star

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 6:40 am
by mike a feist
Last evening, 14th May 2016, at a little before, 22.00 hrs BST , Moon & Jupiter seen as a nice "pair"........also then noticed, in 50mm spotting scope, a star near to the dark limb of the Moon, the star finally being cut off at 2158-ish by that limb. Not having this year's BAA Handbook and finding nothing listed in the SPA Occ pages on this site, can someone tell me what star this was please. regards maf

Re: Moon & Jupiter & a mystery star

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 10:14 am
by LeoLion
That was probably 48 Leonis. See here https://www.britastro.org/node/7336 . I remembered the event too late while checking the sky (cloud level out) up here in West Yorkshire. Life is fun when you love astronomy and gardening. Currently in fear of late frosts for the sensitive stuff but clear sky for astro ! :roll: :)

Re: Moon & Jupiter & a mystery star

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 11:37 am
by mike a feist
Thank you very much for that! Yes, exact that position and timing. regards maf

Re: Moon & Jupiter & a mystery star

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 12:33 pm
by mike a feist
Can anyone come up with the ZC number of this star please. (Just for completeness!)regards maf

Re: Moon & Jupiter & a mystery star

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 2:35 pm
by Alastair McBeath
Mike: 48 Leonis is ZC 1549 according to the "Zodiacal Atlas 2000.0", mag. +5.17.

Re: Moon & Jupiter & a mystery star

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 5:29 am
by mike a feist
Alastair: Thank you very much. regards mike

Re: Moon & Jupiter & a mystery star

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 12:04 am
by Brian Albin
This tool is sometimes helpful for identifying a star. https://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky

Brian