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Old April 17th, 2002, 06:21 PM   #1
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Alignment of the planets tonight!

For those of you who want to get some footage of a planet alignment 45mins after sunset tonight.
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Old April 17th, 2002, 06:53 PM   #2
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Can it even be seen by a video lens? Would it look decent on a TV? Wouldn't a still picture serve the same purpose as a video since you can't really see the motion with the naked eye (very well)? Do they realign 45 minutes after sunset for each time zone, or are you referring to a specific one? Since I have mountains near me the sun seems to set earlier since the horizon in the west is effectively higher... should I wait 49 minutes?
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Old April 17th, 2002, 06:58 PM   #3
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Regardless of time zone, it'll be visible during the onset of dusk until Mercury disappears below the horizon, or appx. 45 minutes after sunset.

I agree, it's more befitting a still photo. Doesn't happen again for another 30-odd years, by the way.
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Old April 17th, 2002, 07:09 PM   #4
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Time Recording

I thought it would be nice to time record it. Then you can see the motion. Supposedly you should be able to see them with the naked eye. Jupiter being the brightest.
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Old April 17th, 2002, 07:19 PM   #5
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My guess is that, here in Seattle, I'd need infared to get through the clouds! We're chillin' and my son called from Boston today to tell me it was 91!

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Old April 18th, 2002, 05:12 PM   #6
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Hello, A couple of weeks ago, my neighbor and I were looking up at the moon at twilight and he pointed out what looked like a satilliteat 5 o'clock on the moon. I shot it for about an hour, it moved with the moon as the moon rose in the sky.

I used my XL-1 with standard lens on manual, and the 1.6x extender. I called up the local college and was told it was Jupiter.

Next night it was gone!

Not that you can tell it was Jupiter but it makes interesting stock.
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