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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:48 AM

Jupiter Next to Our Moon Tonight (PHOTOS)

As seen in rural North Carolina.





It's just iPhone photos, but the top one has some foreground for sense of scale.

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Reply Jupiter Next to Our Moon Tonight (PHOTOS) (Original post)
Hissyspit Jan 2013 OP
DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav Jan 2013 #1
loudsue Jan 2013 #2
gateley Jan 2013 #3
Behind the Aegis Jan 2013 #4
DreamGypsy Jan 2013 #5
Hissyspit Jan 2013 #11
hfojvt Jan 2013 #6
littlemissmartypants Jan 2013 #7
Hissyspit Jan 2013 #10
samsingh Jan 2013 #8
Fearless Jan 2013 #9
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #12
DreamGypsy Jan 2013 #13
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #14

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:07 AM

1. Very cool pics, even with the Iphone.

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:12 AM

2. I'm in rural NC, too, Hissyspit, and my husband & I just went out on our deck

to see what you were seeing. So beautiful! Thanks for the heads up!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:12 AM

3. Wow!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:45 AM

4. What is the bright blip off to the side?

I went out a few minutes ago and saw it. I thought it was another planet, then I saw it "twinkle." I then thought it was a plane because it appeared to move slowly, but it was moving too slowly. But, it very bright not to be "put out" by the moon's light. Anyone know what star that is?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:48 AM

5. Here are a couple of my photos...

...I initially wrote 'shots' instead of 'photos', then I realized I would probably be alerted and end up int gundgeon. Whew!

As I related in a reply to Omaha Steve's thread on the conjunction (http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2234638), I was able to get a predusk view of the Moon and Jupiter at around 5:00 PST. As the air cooled, the fog and cloud cover increase, but I took these photos at around 5:30 and 6:00 pm respectively, still 2 hours before closest approach. The second photo has the nice addition of a haloed moon; the blue smudge is some lens artifact, and the elongated Jupiter is a camera jingle. Fifteen minutes after taking these the fog hid Jupiter completely.




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Response to DreamGypsy (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:26 AM

11. Yeah, I had that same blue spot, too.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:01 AM

6. it's about that time




Wait, where is Mars?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:05 AM

7. Which direction?

N, S, E or W?

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:24 AM

10. NW

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:26 AM

8. nice

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:40 AM

9. It was beautiful here tonight

Snowed earlier and cleared up around dusk. Jupiter was clear and bright.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:33 AM

12. Here's mine from outside Atlanta

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:50 AM

13. Very nice

What kind of scope do you have?

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Response to DreamGypsy (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:25 PM

14. Thanks, I have a 6" F5 Newtonian on a German equatorial mount

But that shot was hand held with just my Lumix point and shoot camera like this one.



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