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Sun Aug 30, 2020, 11:55 PM

Moon studies with data; Taken tonight, August 30, 2020.

F11; shutter speed 1/125 second




F11; shutter speed 1/25 second



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Reply Moon studies with data; Taken tonight, August 30, 2020. (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 30 OP
Jeebo Aug 31 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 31 #2
elleng Aug 31 #3
flamin lib Aug 31 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 31 #6
Soph0571 Aug 31 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 31 #7
TEB Sep 12 #8
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 12 #9

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 12:15 AM

1. There's a planet perhaps 15 moon diameters to the right of the moon.

This is at 11 p.m. CDT. It has been there for the past several nights, and I have been wondering which planet it is. It's not bright enough to be Venus or Jupiter, and it doesn't have that reddish tinge that Mars always has. I am guessing it's Saturn. I'm not losing sleep over it wondering, but I would like to know. If you're enough of an amateur backyard astronomer to be out taking pictures at different shutter speeds of the moon, Peggy, I'm guessing you probably know. Is it Saturn? When I was a kid my parents bought me a telescope one Christmas and I got to be a little bit of a backyard astronomer and was able to pick out the planets, but now, 60 years later, I'm not so sure. Also my eyesight is not as good as it was then.

-- Ron

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Response to Jeebo (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 12:22 AM

2. Unfortunately, where I'm shooting from doesn't allow me to see to the right of the moon.

My house and several large trees get in the way pretty quickly!

It might be Mars or Jupiter. But I am not sure! I'm sorry.

I hear you about eyesight!

Thanks for having a look.

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Response to Jeebo (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 12:25 AM

3. I caught the moon with planets tonight!

See Jupiter and Saturn with the moon this weekend.

https://www.space.com/jupiter-saturn-moon-conjunctions-august-2020.html

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 05:06 AM

4. Dear Peggy, somehow this quote comes to mind when I see your moon portraits.

ďThe moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. Itís always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day itís a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.Ē

― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:01 AM

6. Wow, that's a wonderful quote, my dear flamin lib! I don't know this author yet, but I will.

And you honor me and my work by quoting it.

Thank you.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 06:33 AM

5. Stunning as always!

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:01 AM

7. Ah, my dear Soph! Thank you so much!



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 04:43 PM

8. Awesome pictures

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Response to TEB (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 04:44 PM

9. Thank you so much, my dear TEB!

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