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#201 JBB

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Posted 16 December 2020 - 08:27 PM

Southwestern sky, I believe. My daughter and I drove home from Southlake tonight down 26 and watched them set.

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Posted 16 December 2020 - 08:42 PM

Southwestern sky, I believe. My daughter and I drove home from Southlake tonight down 26 and watched them set.

Good catch, thanks. I've updated it in the post.



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Posted 16 December 2020 - 08:48 PM

Nice photo. My star watching app showed Neptune above where the others were setting. Not sure if it was actually visible and I didnt think to look when we made it home.

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Posted 16 December 2020 - 09:55 PM

Neptune is not visible to the naked eye.  You can easily find it with a telescope or with a little more difficulty a pair of binoculars.  To do this, you should be away from the city lights.



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Posted 17 December 2020 - 08:50 AM

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Whisker-thin waxing crescent moon near Jupiter and Saturn on Wednesday at 5:45pm December 16, 2020 (southwestern sky from Fort Worth, TX)  [Let me know if this sounds right]

 

Interesting article about this event.  Hopefully the skies are clear Dec 21...I'll try to remember to get another shot.

 

https://www.scientif...-how-to-see-it/



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Posted 17 December 2020 - 09:31 AM

That is a fantastic shot.  You are correct in that the two planets in the upper portion are Saturn and Jupiter.  It's great that you also caught the moon in the photograph.



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Posted 21 December 2020 - 06:45 PM

This is about the best I could do to get the Jupiter and Saturn conjunction (shooting freehand).  I wonder if that little blip to the upper left of Jupiter is one of its moons?
 
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Here it is zoomed but untouched:
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Posted 21 December 2020 - 07:06 PM

After I ran it through Lightroom:

 

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 12:54 PM

Nice.  They definitely appear farther apart than they did with the naked eye last night.  I saw an amazing photo from Sunday night where you could make out 4 of Jupiter's moons and Saturn's rings.  It was taken through the lense of a telescope with an iPhone.  I could not believe the clarity.



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Posted 22 December 2020 - 01:25 PM

JBB, I saw the same amazing photograph and I was surprised.  I tried to take some last night, but mine did not come out well.



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Posted 21 August 2021 - 05:19 AM

Article: How to See the Rare August Blue Moon That Will Illuminate the Sky This Weekend. This type of moon only rises about once every two to three years.

https://www.preventi...blue-moon-2021/

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 08:48 PM

Did anybody else happen to catch the moonrise this evening around 9:15pm? It was amazing. I happened to catch a glimpse of it to the east in the background of downtown.

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 09:32 PM

I didn't catch it tonight, but I did see it rise from my bedroom window on Monday, just about the exact time it was officially full.  I tried to take a picture of it, but it didn't turn out from inside the house.






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