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message 1: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2445 comments Mod
The crescent moon will occult (move in front of Venus) today between 14:00 and 15:00. It should be easily visible using binoculars and with the naked eye you can spot Venus as well.

Hopefully you guys will see this in time...


message 2: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
Ah missed it :(


message 3: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2445 comments Mod
Well, you can now still see Venus close to the moon. It only appeared again at 15:50.

Was AMAZING!


message 4: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2445 comments Mod
I did manage to get a series of images and combined them all to form this image. The quality isn't great, but at least it's something.


message 5: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
Thats beautiful!


message 6: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2445 comments Mod
Thanks. I only wish I had more experience with the equipment and didn't make so many mistakes. Unfortunately this doesn't happen often so I couldn't have practiced for it.


message 7: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
What do you do Crusader? If i may ask (for a job that is)


message 8: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2445 comments Mod
I own a small business (selling shoes and other leather products), run a website and do freelance layout work for the local newspaper.

Just enough to keep me out of trouble...


message 9: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
Ah ok cool :)

Hehe yea don't want you to get in trouble!


message 10: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2445 comments Mod
Lu wrote: "Ah ok cool :)

Hehe yea don't want you to get in trouble!"


Yeah, too bad business is extremely quiet at the moment. At least being my own boss gives me the chance to read copious amounts of books at work.

For those who missed the occultation here's Youtube video I compiled using the photos. It's not perfect, but gives a nice idea of what it was like.


message 11: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
Very cool! While i was there i also watched some other :)


message 12: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2445 comments Mod
It gets better! My image has been featured on Spaceweather.com, one of NASA's sites.


message 13: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
Wow brilliant!!!!


message 14: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2445 comments Mod
Made it onto Universe Today too!


message 15: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
Let me get my pom poms!

wooooohoooo

That is so awesome!
Gratz!!


message 16: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2445 comments Mod
*blushes*

Thanks!


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