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Have you seen it yet?

nevmannevman Posts: 1,611
edited March 2012 in The bottom bracket
This
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/spac ... t-sky.html

Saw them,Jupiter and Venus,low in the Southern sky about 915 tonight on way back from chaingang.Nearly kerbed it-quite a sight.I`m not Patrick Moore. 8)
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  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    Saw them last night at 10pm bringing my daughter back from swimming training. Very distinguishable and unusual we thought, didn't realise what they were until your post tbh.
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  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,686
    Been keeping my eyes open, but cloud last night, cloud tonight. :x :x
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Still worth a look...about 7 o'clock (where N is 12).
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Not a cloud int he sky tonight, very visible :D
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  • kev77kev77 Posts: 433
    Past two nights i have seen them, we are overcast tonight in Cheshire. So not on view
  • MattMTBMattMTB Posts: 95
    They looked awesome last night, even from the middle of Brum appearing very bright :)
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,765
    Saw them when walking the dog on Sunday night and at first thought it was two planes coming in on the same flight path until I realised they didn't appear to be moving. Saw them again the next night so decided to check out what it was - very bright and visible thanks to the clear nights we've had. I keep meaning to learn more about the night sky.
  • Leave it till around 9-ish so that Jupiter and Venus are off to the west, and you can see Mars about halfway up the eastern sky. I assume it must be pretty close at the moment as it is looking very red on a clear night.

    Have to admit - have been using an IPhone app to identify the plantes at night, but at the moment Venus and Jupiter are spectacular and hard to miss.
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  • thecrofterthecrofter Posts: 734
    I downloaded this screen saver about 10yrs ago it shows the sky in real time and can be set to your location.

    http://www.fourmilab.ch/skyscrsv/
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  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    The view from Aggie Towers................................


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  • What's the view like from the basement Aggie? :twisted:
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    What's the view like from the basement Aggie? :twisted:

    Over exposed.
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  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,770
    Have been watching them for some time. My son and I got the telescope out couple days before the conjunction and could see 4 of the moons orbiting Jupiter and am sure we saw very slight shadow on Venus ( as per 3 qtr moon). Mars is also very clear at moment in the S/SE at about 8-9 o'clock. Orion is also easily spotted with Betelgeuse the top left hand star which does appear slightly orange.
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  • thecrofterthecrofter Posts: 734
    Had a look on Saturday evening with binoculars and saw one of Jupiters moons (don't know which one it would have been but it was sitting at about five o'clock, any guesses?)
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  • tim_wandtim_wand Posts: 2,552
    Yer seen it , Pretty awesome, but for all you aspiring Patrick Moores can anyone tell me what this is.

    I live in the East of the East Midlands (Newark on Trent) Looking South Westerly tonight low in the sky theres 3 (Stars?) perfectly spaced on a horizontal plane with one another low in the sky,

    The spacing and level is so perfect I m thinking man made or satelite but they havent moved an inch.

    The sky is awesome out there tonight dont think I ve ever seen so many stars.
  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,770
    tim wand wrote:
    Yer seen it , Pretty awesome, but for all you aspiring Patrick Moores can anyone tell me what this is.

    I live in the East of the East Midlands (Newark on Trent) Looking South Westerly tonight low in the sky theres 3 (Stars?) perfectly spaced on a horizontal plane with one another low in the sky,

    The spacing and level is so perfect I m thinking man made or satelite but they havent moved an inch.

    The sky is awesome out there tonight dont think I ve ever seen so many stars.

    Possibly Orions Belt.
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  • tim_wandtim_wand Posts: 2,552
    Too straight and evenly spaced, there also nowt else around them, doesnt Orions belt sit in Tarus and theres a group of other stars around the more prominent ones?
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