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Thread: Jupiter is almost gone, nice with the Moon tonight

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    Default Jupiter is almost gone, nice with the Moon tonight



    Unlike yesterday, I dragged my sorry carcass off to work today. Got home, had an early dinner, and went to look at the moon, which was a little further from the sun than yesterday. I took few pics through my 80mm; it's hard to focus on, especially with a thin haze floating around.

    Image3.jpg

    It actually looked the best through my KK 18mm. I was surprised at the detail, really

    As twilight approached, Jupiter started to cut through. It was just off to the bottom left of the crescent moon. It wouldn't even be completely dark and it would be behind the trees. So long for another while

    I took a picture with just the camera. Out of focus, but Sarah was talking up a storm about school, so I was kinda distracted... Well, at least the two aren't hard to spot

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    I then took some shots of the moon with my C80-HD when it got darker, and before it too went behind the trees.
    The first one is processed with Registax, and the second ImPPG.

    Image2.jpg Image1.jpg

    So I put the 80mm, mount, and camera away with the intent on taking out my old Skywatcher 10". When I sold my 12", I got cash and this scope. The scope is basically $300. Not bad, but the 2 speed focuser needed a cleaning/tuning, and the base was pretty rotted.The round piece the rockerbox is mounted to was swollen on one side, which really made it hard to turn The bottom piece was fine.
    And I had to cut 5 inches off the actual rocker box, as the bottom was rotted. All the screws holding the box to the base had rust and some were still damp
    I replaced the base piece that was swollen, cut the box, fixed the focuser; now everything is smooth-moving and rock-solid, and I can actually pick up the whole scope and carry it as one piece; the weight savings was huge!

    But, got back outside, and saw a nice thin white haze coming in from the west. Well then, so much for that.
    Supposed to be clear tomorrow, hopefully then!

    Have a good day/night, all!
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    Default Re: Jupiter is almost gone, nice with the Moon tonight

    Nice grabs, Mark! A similar evening to mine.

    I was wishing I had a camera to capture Jupiter and the Moon. Venus was even in on the act, though much farther down into the murk. And I had no teenager talking up a storm, though I do get that quite frequently.

    I thought about throwing the fish-eye lens on the ZWO to see what happened for the wide field capture, but alas I did not. I need to try that.

    Thanks for the pics and report, my friend!
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    Default Re: Jupiter is almost gone, nice with the Moon tonight

    Thanks for the report and images Mark, you have been a busy boy of late!

    Quick question on the Moon.Jupiter image.
    Last night I was admiring the same view naked eye, from my perspective Venus is below the Moon and Jupiter above forming a triangle shape.
    So are you sure that is Jupiter and not Venus in the image? Just asking since we see everything upside down here!
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    Default Re: Jupiter is almost gone, nice with the Moon tonight

    Here is a image I snapped with my cell.

    IMG_20180913_183013_1-780x1040.jpg

    So as you can see I have Venus below and Jupiter above.
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    Default Re: Jupiter is almost gone, nice with the Moon tonight

    @FatKitty, excellent moon photos, and I really enjoyed the Jupiter shot as well. Nice twighlight shot.

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    Here is a image I snapped with my cell.

    IMG_20180913_183013_1-780x1040.jpg

    So as you can see I have Venus below and Jupiter above.
    King, that is very interesting to see it from your perspective in the southern hemisphere. Thank you for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingclinton View Post
    Thanks for the report and images Mark, you have been a busy boy of late!

    Quick question on the Moon.Jupiter image.
    Last night I was admiring the same view naked eye, from my perspective Venus is below the Moon and Jupiter above forming a triangle shape.
    So are you sure that is Jupiter and not Venus in the image? Just asking since we see everything upside down here!
    Hey Clinton, thanks for the comments, better busy than in a bar

    Actually, you had me second guessing myself for a bit. I checked Stellarium, and sure enough it is Jupiter.
    This is a screenshot of it for my location:
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    Then I set Stellarium's location for Durban, kept the date the same (Sept. 13th) and adjusted the time:
    Image6.jpg

    Looks just like your cell phone snap. I honestly never realized, or even thought, there would be so much difference in the views. Something to consider the next time some planetary/lunar conjunction comes round; not everyone has the same view

    Thanks for the info, have a great day!
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    Default Re: Jupiter is almost gone, nice with the Moon tonight

    Thanks for clearing that up Mark I know you guys see the moon all different but would not have guessed at the major differences with the moon/planets from last night.

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    Default Re: Jupiter is almost gone, nice with the Moon tonight

    Great images and report Mark!
    I really enjoy your laid back report. Sounds like you are really taking in the evening (including family) and enjoying it all.

    Thanks for sharing your night out!

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