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    Default Venus and Uranus very close Tuesday morning



    Venus and Uranus will be very close to each other on Tuesday morning.
    Looks like the separation will be less than 20'. HNSky says Venus
    will be mag -4.1 and Uranus mag 5.9. Quite a difference in brightness!

    -Florian



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    Default Venus and Uranus very close Tuesday morning

    I saw them this morning in medium twlight. Kinda cool when you think about
    the distances between the planets. I am going to try and photograph them
    tomorrow morning.

    Joe







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    Default Venus and Uranus very close Tuesday morning


    "Florian" <star6@imaginothing.com> wrote in message
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    For once the skies are supposed to be clear here when something cool is
    happening, and better yet, I don't have to go to work. So I'm planning to
    get up and try to see this with both my binos and refractor. Venus'll be
    easy, it's a tossup given my ridiculously light polluted skies, but the
    proximity should help.



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    Default Venus and Uranus very close Tuesday morning

    Also look for Mercury about 20° to the lower-left of Venus.

    -Florian


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    Default Venus and Uranus very close Tuesday morning


    "John Nichols" <bejay@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
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    I dropped an entire planet from the above. It's Uranus that'll be the
    tossup to find.



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    Default Venus and Uranus very close Tuesday morning


    "John Nichols" <bejay@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
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    I was able to find it, very faint below Venus. I was not able to eyeball
    it, as it was morning twilight here.



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    Default Venus and Uranus very close Tuesday morning

    Almost missed it this morning. I went out about 5:40am but by then the sky was getting quite bright. Venus was easy to see of course but could not locate Uranus in binoculars. Switched to my TV76 and at 30x was just able to pick out a little pinprick of Uranus. Would never have been able to spot Uranus without having Venus so close as a guide. I also saw Mercury using binoculars near the horizon and on the other side of the sky saw Jupiter near the wide double Zuben Elgenubi in Libra.

    -Florian

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    Default Venus and Uranus very close Tuesday morning


    John Nichols Wrote:

    I gave this event a miss as from UK [London at least] the combo too lo
    and in bright twilight to be worth getting out of bed;-) Did see Venu
    and Mercury in LX200 via GOTO in midmorning coffee break and that WA
    fun with Venus like this via handheld afocal digicam!

    Nytecam 51N 0.1

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