Rosie and I observed this visually Sunday morning in full daylight around 10:30 AM MST. Mars elluded us, but Mercury and Jupiter were quite close in the C8. Both showed disks, but Jupiter was really striking size-wise, while Mercury was much brighter. An orange EP filter helped bring out Jupiter's bands. Very nice viewing! Steve and Rosie Dodder sdodder@xxxxxxxxxxx Visit my web site at http://www.stargazing.net/Astroman >From: Joe Orman <joe.orman@xxxxxxxxxxx> >Reply-To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Planets in morning sky Saturday thru Monday >Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 18:13:46 -0800 (PST) > >Thanks to EVERYONE for all the great sketches and photos! I'm really glad >so many of you got out to see this special sky event. > > I wasn't in a position to use binoculars or camera this morning (Sunday >morning), just took a look with the naked eye. Mercury and Jupiter, even >as amazingly close as they were, were still easily distinguishable as >separate points of light -- a memorable sight. > > --Joe Orman > > > Sam wrote: >Again, thanks to Joe for giving us the "heads up". > > > > >-- >See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please >send personal replies to the author, not the list. > _________________________________________________________________ View Athlete?s Collections with Live Search http://sportmaps.live.com/index.html?source=hmemailtaglinenov06&FORM=MGAC01 -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.