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Conjunction Of Jupiter And Venus

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 08:46 PM

Hey all, just wanted to make sure everyone is aware of an interesting opportunity this Friday, 27 Aug. On the evening of that day, Jupiter and Venus will be extremely close to each other in the sky, about 7 or 8 arc minutes.If you've got a telescope you will be able to see both planets in your eyepiece or camera sensor at the same time.


Only catch is that they are very low on the horizon when the sun is setting. I would estimate that we will only have between 45 minutes to an hour between the time the sun is nearly set till the planets are below the horizon... and that's IF you have a perfect view of the western horizon.


Correction: the conjunction is on the 27th but that day is actually this Saturday... apparently I can't date too good :unsure:

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 07:20 AM

Thanks for the heads up, er horizontal!

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 03:15 PM

Unfortunately all of the dusk/dawn near horizon objects are really hard to catch especially in the city where horizon is higher due to buildings. Not mention the light pollution...


I need to wait till February to watch Jupiter in human like hours.


Good luck with observations :)

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 08:17 AM

I have bad horizons and since it's going to be cloudy and I lost my cloud filter, I wouldn't be able to see it anyway.



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