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3 Planets In View Early Morning


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#1 boopme

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 09:15 PM

This is mainly for North America. This was a pretty good view last nite as it is clear but cold here in the NE.
I waited to post til today as today's is (should be) easier to see. Binoculars work great.

Shortly before dawn on December 9th, Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter form a triangle roughly 2 wide. To see them, look low in the east-southeast horizon. Binoculars will help you see all three members, but a small telescope will add a few additional treats to the scene: Jupiter's Galilean moons and the bright double star-system Beta Scorpii just 19 arcminutes above Jupiter.

The next morning on December 10, the entire grouping gathers even closer, fitting within a 1.1 field. You can catch Beta Scorpii just 9 arcminutes northeast of Mercury. Mars will be about a degree to the right of Mercury and Jupiter, which are about 1/3 of a degree apart from each other.

Photographers hoping to capture the scene should look for a clear, low south-southeast horizon. According to calculations by Steve Albers, this will be the best observable triple-conjunction of the bright planets until 2029, so don't miss it!

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This week Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, and Beta Scorpii are all closing in on each other. Follow them as they draw together toward their grand meetup on the morning of the 10th, shown here. You may need binoculars to see them through the bright glow of dawn.
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 09:36 PM

Is this viewable in Hawaii? I'm always outside smoking in the early morning hours, and love to look at the stars. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 09:40 PM

This should be viewable anywhere in N.America, but you'll have to adjust the time zone with your sunrise.
Actually if you can spot it Jupiter should be coming up below the moon after sunset as they move together.

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 10:15 PM

Cool!

Thank you Boopme. I enjoy my sunrises and will enjoy seeing the trio of planets.

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 10:28 PM

Thanks for the info. That should be some sight!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 10:57 PM

Somebody take a picture for me. I dont want to get up. ha ha

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 04:39 AM

It is now 11:30 pm & my sinuses are driving me nuts. I'm not sure I'll be able to stay up till 6:20 my time!! :flowers: :trumpet:

I'll try! :thumbsup:

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