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The camera was facing north.  :yes:

Are you sure?  This is a time lapse of the moon soon after it came up.  Wouldn't it have to be facing east or south east?

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Nope the moon comes up before dark and its in the west around 2 am. I meant camera facing west.  doh.gif

 

For Arizona

 

Date Moonrise  Moonset Time Altitude Distance Illuminated Phase

(km)

Jan 18, 2013 -

  11:34 AM     12:11 AM

- 6:17 PM 70.2° 398,534 50.7% First Quarter at 4:45 PM

Jan 19, 2013 -

  12:10 PM     1:06 AM

- 7:03 PM 73.4° 402,054 60.6%

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From the article:

"Scott McGuire took this photo on Oct. 28, 2012 from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park, Calif. He used a Pentax K-5 camera and a Pentax 15mm Limited lens to capture the photo."

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I saw a cluster of stars at about 10 o clock in the southern sky so many it looked like a blur around 9/30. You couldnt see it very well but I could just make it out with my binoculars.

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I saw a cluster of stars at about 10 o clock in the southern sky so many it looked like a blur around 9/30. You couldnt see it very well but I could just make it out with my binoculars.

Was it the Crab Nebulea in Orion (looks like the sheath on his belt) or was it farther east?

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Orion is there at that time for sure but I think it was higher. It could be a cluster around Jupiter.

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swede you so lucky I remember on my way to the outhouse by the dollhouse late at night I had to look up and see the million of stars up there wow AStronomy is my second love Survival being first

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Orion is there at that time for sure but I think it was higher. It could be a cluster around Jupiter.

Just went out and took a look.  I think that is  the Pleiades star cluster.

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Do you think you're sitting still right now

 

You're on a planet that's orbiting a star at 30km/s

 

That star is orbiting the centre of the galaxy at 250km/s

 

that galaxy is moving through the universe at a rate of 600km/s

 

since you have started reading this, you have travelled about 3,000 km.

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Yes we heard about this awhile back but didnt know when it was supposed to happen. Thanks  :arigato:

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I watched the ISS go over last night (pass started at 6:36pm here) and then was able to find Mercury in the west.  It was actually very bright.

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There was an astronomy club setting up at Death Valley for the night when we were there last Saturday. I can only imagine what you would be able to see out there with the lack of man made lights. They had some of the nicest optics I have ever seen.

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