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Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Fri May 22, 2020 9:32 pm

Just out looking at Venus and Mercury

Had to take 3 images (using camera directly attached to the telescope) to get both of them in this stitched photo
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Sun May 24, 2020 11:21 am

UK people may be able to see the just launched Dragon Crew mission on Wednesday evening about 15 minutes after its launch scheduled for 21:33 BST.

The ISS (its destination) makes a pass just before 11pm
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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Martin Y » Sun May 24, 2020 1:13 pm

Gosh. Nice photo. How far apart were they? I mean, what's the angle of view in that photo, roughly?

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Re: Astronomy and Space

Post by Gfamily » Sun May 24, 2020 1:29 pm

Martin Y wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 1:13 pm
Gosh. Nice photo. How far apart were they? I mean, what's the angle of view in that photo, roughly?
Thanks, at the time they were about 1 1/4 degrees apart - equivalent to 2.5 times the width of the full moon.
Physically, Venus was about 44,300,000 km and Mercury about 161,000,000km away.
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