Venus-Mars-Moon on day 22 April

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Venus-Mars-Moon on day 22 April

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Very nice conjunctions between 3 planets:

http://www.pierpaoloricci.it/eventi/tri ... 09_eng.htm
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Post by Gregger »

A good chance to see daylight Venus

I shall be looking out tomorrow for this at work
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Post by Col Man »

i was just looking now and have been observing the moon and venus in their crescent phases for the last 20-30 minutes once they had cleared the tops of the houses opposite my house..

im using my big binoculars at 25x

They look beautiful together, one large slender crescent and one tiny slender one just to the left and below it. cant see mars though..its just too faint to be seen through the light clouds that are present..

venus and the moon are stunning together, venus realy is standing out as a ball in the dawn sky presenting a slender crescent.

will go back now and see if i can see mars which should be just below it.

saw jupiter too to the south east before it got too light. :)
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Post by Gregger »

Yep . Just had some great views at work at 8.30am with the 8x32binos and 100mm Helios right angles

Excellent

Showed 6 staff members too
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At 0539 was observing Venus and crescent Moon in the same 7 x 42 fov from "in bed"...did not notice Mars though. maf
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Post by Gregger »

Yes in the same FOV right now, 10.08hrs UK time, in the 8x32's. Some hazy cloud, excellent stuff
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Post by Gregger »

Yes, and visible with the unaided eye too.

High drama here in Burton on Trent!
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Post by mike a feist »

Follow-up @ 1100am....by hiding the Sun benind the house for safety was able to locate both Venus and Venus, in 7 x 42, now closer together...about 1/3rd of 7 degree fov. [238th daytime observation of Venus - include one transit!).

PS Still visible at 1138 but some thin-cloud problems. maf
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