28th August


alfiemooon

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 21:25
I don`t know if anyone has mentioned this date...and I`ve had a quick check but can`t find anything...so here`s a Heads up for all you Astronominals...Astrologicists...all you folks are into the moon and stars....including Father Ted

If what I`ve seen posted about on the interweb is anything to go by,28th August is when Mars and the Moon will almost be in alignment and might be,if cloud cover permits,a chance to get some great images.

Nic
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thoughton

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 21:34
Something similar came a few months back. It was discovered that the moon is so much brighter than any planet that you either end up with a well-exposed moon and blackness around it, or a massively overexposed moon and visible planet.

I suppose you could merge two shots!
Tim
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Shaky

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 22:11
alfiemooon wrote:
If what I`ve seen posted about on the interweb is anything to go by,28th August is when Mars and the Moon will almost be in alignment and might be,if cloud cover permits,a chance to get some great images.

Nothing doing then as far as I can see.

Perhaps you are thinking of the 27th around dawn when the Moon and Jupiter are together, along with Uranus (no jokes please). However, the Moon will be close to full and might drown out Jupiter somewhat.

Personally I'll be staying in bed!

Shaky

Father Ted

Link Posted 20/08/2010 - 12:59
Well, I'll have to think about how to do this. Merging two shots will be the way to go. I might just have a go, been a while since I had my telescope out.
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

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robbie_d

Link Posted 20/08/2010 - 14:30
Shaky wrote:
alfiemooon wrote:
If what I`ve seen posted about on the interweb is anything to go by,28th August is when Mars and the Moon will almost be in alignment and might be,if cloud cover permits,a chance to get some great images.

Nothing doing then as far as I can see.

Perhaps you are thinking of the 27th around dawn when the Moon and Jupiter are together, along with Uranus (no jokes please). However, the Moon will be close to full and might drown out Jupiter somewhat.

Personally I'll be staying in bed!

Heh heh....you said 'Uranus'...heh heh.
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

pete

Link Posted 20/08/2010 - 22:07

MrCynical

Link Posted 22/08/2010 - 19:28
thoughton wrote:
I suppose you could merge two shots!

See, HDR isn't just for cityscapes with weird cartoon colours
Last Edited by MrCynical on 22/08/2010 - 19:29

Father Ted

Link Posted 27/08/2010 - 22:07
Well, I was all exited, but didn't think to check any star charts, until now. Can't see Mars anywhere near the Moon

Never mind. As I've charged my battery, I might still get my scope out
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.
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