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Conjunction

Postby Graeme1858 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:04 pm

Who saw the conjunction on Monday? The trio rose over Grain Power Station from my perspective but unfortunately they had a major fire that morning and there was a column of thick smoke rising right in front of of the Moon! I stopped on the way to work and had a good look though.
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Re: Conjunction

Postby Aratus » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:22 pm

I've never been much of an early morning observer!
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Re: Conjunction

Postby Graeme1858 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:19 am

Unless it's an eclipse! :D

The trio were visible almost till sunrise with Jupiter fading after 07:30 and Venus still visible after the sky was blue!

A likely APOD candidate!
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Re: Conjunction

Postby Aratus » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:14 pm

Well done!

I don't mind staying awake for something, but if I have to sleep and get up early, my body clock doesn't like it! :o Occasionally I'll make the supreme effort! :D

Conjunctions do look very nice, and they never disappoint. On one rare occasion I did get up early to see a conjunction I was able to follow Venus not only after sunrise, but for the entire day. That was very satisfying! :geek:
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Re: Conjunction

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:48 pm

Aratus wrote:Well done!

I don't mind staying awake for something, but if I have to sleep and get up early, my body clock doesn't like it! :o Occasionally I'll make the supreme effort! :D

Conjunctions do look very nice, and they never disappoint. On one rare occasion I did get up early to see a conjunction I was able to follow Venus not only after sunrise, but for the entire day. That was very satisfying! :geek:


The only time I got up REALLY early was the Venus transit of 2012. I saw the end of the event and took some shots. As far as I know, very few images were taken from the UK.
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Re: Conjunction

Postby Aratus » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:43 pm

As I recall it was very low down. The ending was visible for a very short time just after sunrise. I was able to get to a suitable location, but I was clouded out. :(
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Re: Conjunction

Postby Gfamily2 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:14 am

As the weather isn't looking positive for tomorrow's conjunction between Mars and Uranus I went out and saw them through binoculars this evening instead
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