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Moon/Saturn Conjunction 16:51 GMT (5/10/22)

Discussion in 'Observing Celestial Objects' started by Mak the Night, Oct 2, 2022.

Moon/Saturn Conjunction 16:51 GMT (5/10/22)

Started by Mak the Night on Oct 2, 2022 at 1:12 PM

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  1. Mak the Night

    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    moonsat.jpg

    Shown at 21:45 British Summer Time. Moon will be approximately four arc degrees south of Saturn.
     
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    Not happening here but cool for the people of the Kingdom!
     
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    Thanks. Unfortunately, heavy cloud cover here in paradise.

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    I won't be able to see it at 16:51 GMT, but I might get a shot a few hours later.
     
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    Yes, briefly, it was very low though.
     
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    ok a small event but an event nevertheless. (thumbs up emoji)
     
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    Conditions were terrible lol.
     
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    @Mak the Night at least you can get out very often, I remember 100+ observation so far in 2022? You at least have better chances of success then the average person. :)

    Yeah! (;

    I've got an opportunity tonight for Jupiter and the Full Moon, could be an opportunity to test some filters.
     
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    I've been having a health problem of late, I may have to go to hospital. So I've not been getting out much recently. Which is a bit disappointing as I was having a pretty good year. I think filter use is a bit subjective. In my experience yellow, light blue, yellow-green and orange filters are the most useful. The next most used are the Baader Neodymium, Contrast Booster, Semi-Apo and Single Polarising filters. I sometimes use broadband and narrowband OIII filters as well.
     
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    @Mak the Night Sorry to hear about you required to go to the hospital, let's hope it will be a case of nothing.. When do you go to the hospital?

    I used a couple of filters yesterday during a disappointing Jupiter observation... (Again) the most useful one was 82a, the light blue. It's the only filter I have tried that really helped.

    Or at least option A eyepiece without filter and Option B eyepiece with 82a to isolate the equatorial bands, reduce brightness and increase the contrast of the details inside of the bands.

    It was a useful tool. The amount the details was so low, making a sketch of the planet seemed unnecessary to me.
     
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    Luckily I've had a reprieve from hospitalisation. My doctor's upped my medication. My blood pressure has drastically improved. So I don't have to go any time soon. Unless there's some sort of relapse. The 82A is one of the most useful filters for everything I think lol. Especially Mars and Jupiter. I've got a Lumicon 82A with Hoya glass somewhere, if I can find the bloody thing!
     
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    Thanks Neb. The new medication is a bit trippy at the moment and I have to be careful while operating heavy machinery or something. Apparently I'll get used to it. Eventually I'll be able to get out more. :)

    The Baader light blue filter isn't like a Wratten 82A or the 80A in that it's somewhere between the two. It has good transmission though. I think the Baader are based on an old Zeiss series of colours. The Lumicon is a very subtle light blue. Bear in mind Lumicon threads aren't always compatible with everything. Baader threads normally are.

    I finally cracked and ordered a new Lumicon 82A. What's the betting I'll find mine now? :D :eek:
     
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    Ah yeah medication adjustments are a bummer... Fortunately you have the precise Altair refactor, easy to move around and light weight machinery :D

    I really don't know which filter I should get between Baader and Lumicon, I am attracted to the Baader quality because of my neodymium filter, it's my best filter because I can't see it instead of losing resolution as with my other filters, there is a real gain of spending the time screwing it to the EP.

    But it's not exactly the same thing as a 82a filter, both filters are different, my 82a is darker, it removes a bit more of brightness which is often OK. This year, 82a is useful on Jupiter, obviously.
     
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    The newer Lumicon filters have more compatible threads. The Lumicon 82A is a very subtle light blue. It almost looks clear when you first see it.
     

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