[AZ-Observing] Re: The Gorgeous Triple Conjunction this morning!

  • From: Jeremy Perez <jeremy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 16:49:42 -0700

Great shot, Chris. The trapezium arrangement you captured is very  

I prepared color sketch of the conjunction this morning with my 10 x  
50s (DEC 10, 2006 13:40 UT).


Color in the planets was rather subtle against the dawn, but it was  
still an enjoyable sight. Mars and Beta Scorpii weren't apparent to  
me naked eye, but all showed up nicely in the binoculars. Europa, and  
I Ganymede (I think) were just visible against the brightening sky.  
Callisto and Io eluded me, and would have probably revealed  
themselves if I had gotten up in time to mount the binoculars on a  
tripod. Mercury is a fast mover, and it's been interesting to compare  
photos from other observers that caught it just a few hours before  
and after I did. I'm looking forward to any other photos that were  
snagged this morning!

Take care,

On Dec 9, 2006, at 9:50 PM, Chris Schur wrote:

> HI all,
> My first post here, so be kind to me.  Here are a few
> shots taken this morning of the conjunction, with my
> Stellarvue SV80s refractor and canon 10D DSLR:
> http://www.schursastrophotography.com/10dastro/tripconj120906.html
> Hope you all get out to see it tommorow at its
> closest!
> Chris
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