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czsmithGT
11-28-2012, 17:36
Jupiter is right next to the full moon. The two brightest objects in the sky tonight.

Gregg702
11-28-2012, 17:40
I will be on the lookout, thanks.

stolenphot0
11-28-2012, 17:41
I wondered what the little light speck next to the moon was tonight. Thanks.

glockrod
11-28-2012, 17:43
As the moon was coming over the horizon, it had a wonderful orangish, red glow. Even my 7 yo daughter was in awe.
Jupiter appears much closer to the moon now than earlier.

Glock20 10mm
11-28-2012, 17:43
We had trouble sleeping last night... the moon was so bright that it was like dusk. I could see quite clearly at distance... watch a couple of deer saunter through our property... if only I had the gumption to get my but out of the cabin... too cold and didn't feel like dealing with dressing a deer on a work night. Tonight is supposed to be storming up hells creek so... the wind and rain beating on the walls and roof will keep us up tonight.

eracer
11-28-2012, 17:47
Jupiter has been beautiful this month. It's at opposition (or near it) which makes it bright, and full.

Grab your 80X spotting scope and check out the 4 major moons. I swear I can see some atmospheric banding in my scope.

50 Cent
11-28-2012, 18:45
I'll check it out - the moon so far tonite is so bright you could almost read by it.

itisbruno
11-28-2012, 18:55
Thanks, I would have missed this.

jdavionic
11-28-2012, 18:56
I always check out the sky on a clear night with Google sky app for my Droid.

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tadbart
11-28-2012, 19:11
very cool. i caught a hazy glimpse about an hour ago, but it has since clouded over.

"And in the last days, great signs in the heavens..."

rut-roh.

itisbruno
11-28-2012, 19:22
JUST as the Mayan's have predicted.

:tbo:

jrd22
11-28-2012, 19:25
Thanks for the "heads up".

Hines57
11-28-2012, 19:35
I always check out the sky on a clear night with Google sky app for my Droid.

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I hope you are kidding. Is this a real thing?

Altaris
11-28-2012, 19:38
Not a cloud in the sky tonight for me. I noticed that earlier since I wasn't used to seeing a star there. Thanks for the info!

jdavionic
11-28-2012, 19:39
I hope you are kidding. Is this a real thing?

Yes. It is a real app. It's pretty cool. I don't follow what's in the sky and when. However when I walk the dog, it's neat to see an object and then look to see what it is or what the constellation is.

RedTop
11-28-2012, 19:55
Can someone please post a picture? I don't feel like opening the blinds... Too much work.

K THX BYE

itisbruno
11-28-2012, 19:57
:moonie:

Hines57
11-28-2012, 20:02
Can someone please post a picture? I don't feel like opening the blinds... Too much work.

K THX BYE

Well, if you had a cool phone......

Altaris
11-28-2012, 20:02
I just sat out there with my drink and stared for a while.
I text my sister the info as well, since her 8 year old Loves anything involving space. He was super excited.

Thanks Again!!!

gjk5
11-28-2012, 20:05
Yes. It is a real app. It's pretty cool. I don't follow what's in the sky and when. However when I walk the dog, it's neat to see an object and then look to see what it is or what the constellation is.

yep, very cool, I use it too.

RedTop
11-28-2012, 20:18
Well, if you had a cool phone......

I didn't mean it like that... I was just trying to be an idiot. :wavey:

ETA - Which comes natural to me.:supergrin:

zackwatt
11-28-2012, 20:36
Thanks for the heads up!

countrygun
11-28-2012, 20:40
Rats. we are winding up to ANOTHER big storm. I have a sort of skylight and I may be able to se it, If it's visisble and IF I am up but going outside and looking upward may require SCUBA gear.

arclight610
11-28-2012, 20:45
Thanks! Me and the wife went out and looked at it.

JBnTX
11-28-2012, 21:00
Do you ever wonder just who might be looking back?

harlenm
11-28-2012, 21:27
I always check out the sky on a clear night with Google sky app for my Droid.

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I love this app. My wife is pissed she can't get it on her iPhone.

I saw the bright spot next to the moon and said that had to be a planet. Pulled out the app and confirmed Jupiter.

Very cool stuff.

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harlenm
11-28-2012, 21:30
Can someone please post a picture? I don't feel like opening the blinds... Too much work.

K THX BYE

Here you go!!

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/harlenm/Screenshot_2012-11-28-23-28-31.png

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MtBaldy
11-28-2012, 21:38
Pretty cool. It's clouded up now but I got a look them earlier just as they cleared the trees across the street. Thanks for the heads up.

oldman11
11-28-2012, 22:18
Thanks for the heads up. Just went outside and watched it for awhile. Pretty cool. And yeah JBnTX, that does make you kind of wonder, doesn't it.

RayB
11-28-2012, 23:45
Grab your 80X spotting scope and check out the 4 major moons. I swear I can see some atmospheric banding in my scope.


You probably are glimpsing the north and south equatorial belts in Jupiter's atmosphere...

Here's Jupiter in a small, medium, and larger telescope:

http://www.universetoday.com/19035/jupiter-in-a-telescope/

I've seen far better images than those depicted in the above-links through six and eight inch scopes, but this has more to do with the "seeing" of a given night's atmosphere than the equipment used.

You can have great "transparency", but poor "seeing" on any given clear night. Conversely, I've had great "seeing" on hazy, humid summer nights, when the "transparency" was mediocre at best. These are nights best limited to the moon, planets, and brighter deep-sky objects.

Notice how Jupiter dances in the live-image player...

It is a rare night in Wisconsin to get both great transparency and great seeing!

By the bye, 8-Power compact binoculars will show Jupiter's moons. They will look like tiny dots on either side of a fatter dot, perhaps, something like this: . . .. If you sketch what you see, and go out every few hours, or the following night, you will see that those little buggers are the four brightest moons first discovered by Galileo! If a moon disappears, it's because it has moved in front of or behind Jupiter.

You’ll need about 20X to see Saturn’s rings.

--Ray

P.S. A steady mount is the key for this kind of observing.

RayB
11-28-2012, 23:58
Here you go!!

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/harlenm/Screenshot_2012-11-28-23-28-31.png

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Swing your eyes, binoculars, and spotting scopes over to Orion and hunt down M42. This is The Great Nebula in Orion, a/k/a The Orion Nebula, and it's a naked eye object, and very cool in binoculars!

Just look for Orion's three bright belt stars, then trace the faint stores trailing down to form his sword. About the third “star” down, or next-to-the-last star of the sword, is not a star at all, but is the Orion Nebula. Sharper-eyed folks will notice with their naked eyes that this "star" is fuzzy looking to their naked eyes.

NOTE: If you don't see it, it's because the full moon is washing it out. Most astronomers avoid the full moon... But make a note to look again when the moon's out of the way, on the next clear night!

--Ray

heliguy
11-29-2012, 07:48
The bright redish star just to the right of the moon is aldeberan in the constellation Taurus...... If you can download the app "star walk", you hold it up to the sky in your line of sight and it identifies everything in your field of vision. A must have app!!!

IGotIt
11-29-2012, 08:03
Thanks, I figured it was a planet but didn't know which one. The window at work faces east so I was able to see the moon rise and followed it until around 10pm. After that I had to go outside to see it.

lakepop
11-29-2012, 10:41
night sky app neet on iphone

eagle359
11-29-2012, 10:58
I live right out of New Orleans. The city lights are so bright that the only time I see something in the sky is when the locals are shooting tracers.