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 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:32 pm

Jupiter, Mars, and the Moon together in the sky this morning just before dawn. (Mercury and Saturn were visible, as well, but outside this frame.)
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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Post by Ann » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:45 am

Chris Peterson wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:32 pm
Jupiter, Mars, and the Moon together in the sky this morning just before dawn. (Mercury and Saturn were visible, as well, but outside this frame.)
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Thank you for your great pictures, Chris. I have so enjoyed your "Moon over mountain range" images.

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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:01 pm

Ann wrote:
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Chris Peterson wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:32 pm
Jupiter, Mars, and the Moon together in the sky this morning just before dawn. (Mercury and Saturn were visible, as well, but outside this frame.)
Thank you for your great pictures, Chris. I have so enjoyed your "Moon over mountain range" images.
Thanks! Being as that's the view off my deck, I usually check the exact rising time and location of the Moon at and shortly before being full, so I can be prepared with a camera. I never know what I'll get- it's always different.
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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:52 pm

I've been following C/2019 Y4 the last week or so. Shot a long sequence that I stitched into a video, as well as a 30 minute exposure tracking on the comet itself.
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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Post by Ann » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:23 am

Thanks, Chris, very interesting!

The comet does not appear to grow any brighter.

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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Post by felix_wegerer » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:23 am

This week I started shooting the Flying bat and the squid. It's so faint you probably can't get enough data so why not star earl. Clear skies!

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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:24 pm

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Thanks, Chris, very interesting!

The comet does not appear to grow any brighter.
It's getting brighter, and could become a naked eye object in the next month or two.

I might try for color. This comet has a lovely green coma, but color (when made through separate filters) is always a bit of a challenge with a moving object.
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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:08 am

Supermoon rising over Cripple Creek. Mt Pisgah just to the right of the Moon, and the gold mining operation at the far right.
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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Post by Fred the Cat » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:13 pm

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The Easter bunny! :ssmile:
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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Post by Chris Peterson » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:20 pm

Fred the Cat wrote:
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The Easter bunny! :ssmile:
I see a baby lying on its back barfing into the air.
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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Post by Fred the Cat » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:46 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:20 pm
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The Easter bunny! :ssmile:
I see a baby lying on its back barfing into the air.
That would be the result of eating bunny eggs. :cry:
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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Post by Chris Peterson » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:50 am

Good seeing (well, for central Colorado- 2 arcsec) a couple of nights ago. Can definitely see lots of debris in the comet's tail near what's left of the nucleus, which itself looks cleanly split in two.
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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Post by Orca » Fri May 22, 2020 4:27 am

Has anyone had any luck finding C/2020 F8, SWAN? I have read that it will reach its closest point in late May. It sounds like it will be very low in the horizon from where I am, and of course it is rarely better than partly cloudy (if not raining) this time of year in the Pacific NW.