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PostSubject: Moon, Mars and Saturn Conjunctions July 5th - 7th   Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:31 pm

Heads Up!!!

There are a couple of close conjunction that might make a nice image.

July 5th - Moon and Mars
July 6th - Moon, Mars and Saturn
July 7th - Moon and Saturn

I'll post images from Starry Night when I work out how to do it!!!

Malcolm
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PostSubject: Re: Moon, Mars and Saturn Conjunctions July 5th - 7th   Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:34 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Moon, Mars and Saturn Conjunctions July 5th - 7th   Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:37 pm

Brilliant!!! It works!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Moon, Mars and Saturn Conjunctions July 5th - 7th   Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:44 pm

Brill mate,good job.I'm on countdown now,dark nights T Minus 82 and counting.


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PostSubject: Re: Moon, Mars and Saturn Conjunctions July 5th - 7th   Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:17 am

That does look like a good photo opportunity, Malcolm. Do you have any recommendations for camera settings?
(F No, ISO, exposure, etc?) I'm worried that the Moon will swamp any vestiges of Mars or Saturn!

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PostSubject: Re: Moon, Mars and Saturn Conjunctions July 5th - 7th   Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:35 pm

Hi fellow stargazers...

It's 21.17 on the 5th July and the scope and camera were all set up waiting for it to get dark and suddenly about a hundred thousand million midges turned up. Even after liberal applications of Jungle Formula they still wouldn't leave me alone so following the rule that discretion is the better part of valour, I made a tactical retreat to the shower to wash the little buggers off my hair and body. I've got one of those anti-critter nets to go over my head but then I can't see what I'm doing! And they still land on my arms.

I might pop out later with the binos to have a look.

Hopefully it might be better tomorrow and Monday.

Meanwhile... On Monday I'm off to the National Space Centre with some of the guys from TASC to have a look at a Spitz A3P planetarium projector that they've offered to give us to replace the ancient GOTO projector at Wynyard. Apparently this is the model used to teach US pilots and astronauts to navigate by the stars. I've downloaded the destruction book/operating manual and it looks a little bit complicated but nothing we can't handle confused 

See you all at the next meeting

Clear midge-less skies

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