What did you see in the sky tonight?

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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:19 am

So much to see last night! I wanted to image the comet, but needed to wait until about 2am for the Moon to set. So while I was waiting, I was just playing around with the little scope (Stellarvue 102A). I got a quick snapshot of the Moon, which I boosted the saturation on in order to emphasize the surface colors. Then I grabbed a few quick images of M42, which is so bright that the Moon didn't matter much. It's just a 30 second exposure. I was actually getting pretty good images of the comet even with the Moon up, simply because the air is so transparent at this altitude. But I did get more contrast after the Moon set. This image is 1° on a side.
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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Post by geckzilla » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:36 pm

A good Colorado night. I've seen a lot of weeping over endless rain this winter preventing people from observing the comet.
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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Post by Chris Peterson » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:31 pm

A nice balmy -1°F (-18°C) morning today, with ice crystals just forming out of clear air and drifting down. This produced a nice 22° halo, sundogs, and a circumzenithal arc. Very pretty.
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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Post by Ann » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:22 am

It was a clear morning here for once, and brilliant Venus rose in the east with smaller (apparently smaller) Jupiter trailing just behind.

Very pretty.

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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Post by Fred the Cat » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:53 pm

While hoping for the clouds to lift last night as the moon rose, a light in the nearby parking lot created a shaft of light.
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It was above freezing so I don’t think it was a light pillar.
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As timing would have it, it began to clear just as the partial eclipse phase ended.
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