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Message 1205911 - Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 20:54:19 UTC
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As I expect most of you already know, at the present moment, Venus and Jupiter are in conjunction, and are viewed quite clearly in the SW sky in the UK. Sadly my 225X 4-1/2" reflector scope is elsewhere at the moment, but I got this shot with my 36X zoom digital camera on a tripod tonight.

Venus is the larger on the right.


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Message 1205956 - Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 23:16:30 UTC
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ya i see them since 3-4 days , just after sun gone. low to the west
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Message 1205980 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 0:50:09 UTC - in response to Message 1205956.

I saw them last night. Truly a wonderful sight to see.

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Message 1206027 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 4:56:12 UTC
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I noticed this configuration a couple of nights ago , Chris. They mentioned
it on the radio Wednesday morning so I had another good look last night again.
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Message 1206029 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 5:04:37 UTC

CONJUNCTION!! Thank you, I've been trying to think of that word for like 3 days now. I wonder if I can see this from Florida. I've been out of astronomy for too long, I don't even know where anything is in the sky anymore. :(
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Message 1206041 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 6:06:06 UTC
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Here is an image of Jupiter, Venus, and the Aurora on March 9



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Message 1206043 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 6:07:46 UTC
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I remember watching the "Golden triangle" in winter 1979/80 while walking to the railroad station in Rapallo early morning on my trip to Genoa Sestri Ponente, where I worked. I told about it in the office and almost everybody watched it. I think they were 2 planets and a star, but I cannot remember their names.
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Message 1206044 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 6:08:43 UTC - in response to Message 1206041.

Excellent pic, Mike.
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Message 1206046 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 6:25:04 UTC

Thank you, it was a great night for the Aurora. This is at MP 147 of the Parks Highway at the Alaska Veterans Memorial.
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Message 1206082 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 11:16:51 UTC

Ooops no picture?

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Message 1206246 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 20:01:30 UTC

I've been watch the two planets getting closer and closer for weeks. Wasn't this and the alignment of the other six planets supposed to happen on December 21st? It's amazing the B.S. that people are putting on the internet. The other day the pizza delivery guy made a comment that the current conjunction is proof that Dec. 21st will be the end of days. I told him that by Dec 21st the two planets will be nowhere near each other in the sky and that no conjunction event will occurr on that date. He walked away not beleiving a word I said. So sad, I just hope he doesn't do anything stupid on Dec 20th.
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Message 1206274 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 21:08:59 UTC - in response to Message 1206246.

the pizza delivery guy

Sounds like there is a reason he is a pizza delivery guy ...

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Message 1206276 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 21:10:32 UTC - in response to Message 1206082.

Ooops no picture?


Sorry, I was referring to the one I had posted. I have loads more from that night but mostly they concentrated on the Aurora.
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Message 1206910 - Posted: 17 Mar 2012, 10:35:23 UTC - in response to Message 1206274.

The thing is that he is a college student. But our short conversations have not revealed what he is studying. I hope it's not astronomy.
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