[AZ-Observing] Re: Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury in Twilight

  • From: "David M. Douglass" <dmdouglass@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 13:15:44 -0700

Jim.... Your image just blows me away.
I thought Tom's was pretty neat, and then got excited with Jan's image.
But the framing on yours, with the city lights below, was just awesome.

Here is hoping the clouds clear tonight, as the planets come closer
together.
And then really hopping for good weather on Monday night.
That is the night they will be the closest.

Hopefully, you will return to the mountain, to try again for these nights.
Well done.

David M. Douglass
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[mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Warthman
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 11:53 PM
To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury in Twilight

I decided to view/photograph the conjunction from South Mountain and,
despite the clouds and haze, the view was pretty good. I believe that Zeta
Tauri (magnitude 3.0) is visible near the upper left corner of the frame.
But what might the dim object be near Jupiter, at about 11:00? Could this be
Ganymede??

This  hasn't been processed much, and will benefit from a bit of careful
work -- but your comments are most appreciated!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/644112/Blogs/_MG_6749%20-%20Version%202.
jpg

Enjoy!

Jim



On May 25, 2013, at 10:04 PM, Steve D. wrote:

> Very well said, Paul.  And a great image, too.
> Steve Dodder
> Chairman, SAC Novice Group
> Coordinator, Grand Canyon Star Party, North Rim Director, Stone Haven 
> Observatory
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> fester00@xxxxxxxxxxx
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> http://www.stonehavenobservatory.com
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>> From: Knauth@xxxxxxx
>> To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury in Twilight
>> Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 03:32:48 +0000
>> 
>> I find it a wonderful commentary.  On what, I'm not sure, but there is a
message there.  The usual saguaro in the foreground has been replaced with
human disfigurement of Nature (powerlines carrying juice to countless homes
watching banal nonsense on TV while a spectacle of Nature is underway) and a
past event betraying the decadent nonsense of those without feeling for what
it would mean for the average kid in less wealthy countries to own those
shoes.
>> 
>> Seems like a meaningful APOD to me.
>> 
>> 
>> Paul Knauth
>> 
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