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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2015 09:30 pm
So, what's that planet that's close to the moon right now (9:30PM Mountain Daylight Savings Time)?

I'm thinking it's either Mars or Jupiter.

Venus is farther off to the West.
 
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usery
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2015 10:13 pm
@InfraBlue,
http://astronomynow.com/2015/04/25/the-first-quarter-moon-meets-jupiter-in-the-evening-sky/

http://astronomynow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Jupiter-Moon_24-27Apr2015_22h_BST_v3.gif
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2015 11:35 pm
Ah, thanks a lot!
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FBM
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2015 11:43 pm
Here's Venus from a couple of nights ago:

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb192/DinahFyre/815A042415.jpg

And a few nights before that, passing the Pleiades (bottom right):

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb192/DinahFyre/DSC_4668a_1.jpg

And Jupiter from a while back (had to Photoshop to patch together the moons and a somewhat detailed planet):

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb192/DinahFyre/7940794794aaa.jpg

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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2015 11:48 pm
Wow, great pics, FBM
FBM
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2015 11:49 pm
@InfraBlue,
Danke. I'm still a noob at it, though. I'll get better, I hope.
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izzythepush
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Reply Mon 27 Apr, 2015 04:15 am
@InfraBlue,
InfraBlue wrote:

So, what's that planet that's close to the moon right now


Earth.
FBM
 
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Reply Mon 27 Apr, 2015 04:33 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

InfraBlue wrote:

So, what's that planet that's close to the moon right now


Earth.


http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb192/DinahFyre/coffeescreen.gif
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 27 Apr, 2015 01:26 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

InfraBlue wrote:

So, what's that planet that's close to the moon right now


Earth.


boom boom
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 27 Apr, 2015 03:00 pm
@InfraBlue,
Thanks for the ribbon.
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FBM
 
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Reply Fri 1 May, 2015 03:58 am
5 images stacked:

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb192/DinahFyre/Untitled-1_1.jpg

I gotta get my gear professionally cleaned. Sad
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 1 May, 2015 04:16 pm
Were those taken recently?
FBM
 
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Reply Fri 1 May, 2015 04:16 pm
@InfraBlue,
The last one was taken 2 nights ago.
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FBM
 
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Reply Thu 7 May, 2015 03:36 am
In the sky this month...

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panzade
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2015 12:28 pm
The Fermi Paradox
A fascinating question: Where is everybody?
http://imgur.com/gallery/Wtog9
A really starry sky seems vast—but all we’re looking at is our very local neighborhood. On the very best nights, we can see up to about 2,500 stars (roughly one hundred-millionth of the stars in our galaxy), and almost all of them are less than 1,000 light years away from us (or 1% of the diameter of the Milky Way). So what we’re really looking at is this:
http://i.imgur.com/8WTdM4x.jpg
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jul, 2015 03:56 am
@panzade,
Love that! I can look at the night sky and swoon from the infinity of it all. That makes me even swoonier.

Makes your thinker explode
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Reply Mon 27 Jul, 2015 05:08 am
@panzade,
Just because were not smart enough to figure out the universal communication wave (like neutrinos) doesnt mean they arent out there chattering away.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jul, 2015 05:14 am
@farmerman,
I also subscribe to the obvious point that all these advanced civilizations are avoiding us mostly because theyve been getting 70 years of "I Love Lucy" and "Benny Hill"

Theyve gotta believe we are total morons
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jul, 2015 08:40 am
@dlowan,
Quote:
Makes your thinker explode

My sentiments exactly!
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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jul, 2015 08:41 am
@farmerman,
Hah!
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