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Jupiter ja Mars

9.1.2018 at 08.14 - 08.30 - Inari (IV)
Aija Heikkilä, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

In the almost clear morning sky of the frosty day, Jupiter and the small red Mars near it were nicely visible. The moons of Jupiter do not stand out very well from the picture, but there they are.

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Jupiter ja Mars

7.1.2018 at 06.31 - 07.00 - Lempäälä (V)
Ari Haavisto, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Jupiter rose above the horizon as a shining star, beneath it a fiery red glowing spark of Mars. The sight was visually exceptionally beautiful. Jupiter was only about 9 degrees high, and the big Dobson could only be barely pointed so down. With a planetary camera, I would click the image through the infrared filter. There was so much cloud cover in the sky that the moons of Jupiter remained invisible, and the details of the shallows did not come off. Linked to a full size image of what the camera will be (large). It has a spatial atmosphere ...,+Jupiter+ja+...

Jupiter ja Mars

8.1.2018 at 08.23 - Oulu (III)
Sari Pietikäinen, Corona Borealis, Rovaniemi

Some miracle woke me up on the last holiday morning. The curtains had been left open, and the moon was roaring there in the clear sky. Nor has it ever been visible behind the clouds. I would then glance at the Stellarium to see if there was anything else to see in the sky once I was awake. And then urgently the camera popped up, something warm on and off the balcony ... Jupiter and Mars were just right in the middle of the sky visible from the balcony, and it wasn't too bright yet. :) I also made Jupiter's moon stand out. Let me put a picture of a moon here for fun, such a rare sight. ...

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Jupiter ja Mars

7.1.2018 at 07.40 - Sastamala (III)
Jukka Vierimaa

Jupiter and Mars side by side. Photographed Canon 1DMk IV + 100mm, shooting time 2 s, ISO 4000 as well as 400mm, 1 sec, ISO4000

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Jupiter ja Mars

7.1.2018 at 07.30 - 08.30 - Hämeenlinna (III)
Veijo Timonen

In the morning before eight I was able to photograph Jupiter and Mars encounter in the southeast and south. Fitted on a 1300mm telescope image both. Focusing was a bit tricky with a lightweight tripod for about a long focal length. I wanted the moons of Jupiter included, so they had to be illuminated separately with a longer exposure time. Link to the video.

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Jupiter ja Mars

7.1.2018 at 06.36 - Tampere (IV)
Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

Rare delicacy; a clear night and a tight encounter of the planets. The opportunity had therefore to be seized. Unfortunately, planetary imaging skills (too) had rusted after a long hiatus. Well, after all, you can see the moons of Jupiter and the ghost clouds. The fact that they were so low did not make it any easier.

Jupiter ja Mars

7.1.2018 at 07.45 - Helsinki (III)
Juha Parvio, Ursa (Helsinki)

I woke up early and happened to look out the window, noticing that there were stars! I looked south and thought Siriushan was there. I wondered if the window would make such a strong reflection below it. After a little thought, I realized that Jupiterhan there might shine with Mars. The stars of the yearbook confirmed the matter. However, when sleep no longer came, I set out to describe the heavenly encounter. After all, the planets were remarkably close, only 13 arc minutes apart! The binoculars were also decorated with the moons of Jupiter: Io and Europa on the left and Ganymedes and Kallist...

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Jupiter ja Mars

7.1.2018 at 08.04 - Jyväskylä (IV)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

From the previous, my Sky Watch observation seems to be almost four months old, so the early winter has been quite unhappy with the weather. Now, however, the light at the end of the tunnel. The encounter between Jupiter and Mars was quite spectacular in the brightening morning sky, and this time the clouds were, by some miracle, on the sidelines. The telescope was at the beak of the shaky Camera Stand, so the close-up was a little hazy, but let’s go after such a long break. And the Moon was great too.

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Search result contains observations from time period 5.1.2018 klo 18.00 - 20.1.2018 klo 23.59.