Flintstone Stargazing

November 4, 2007

The Moon, Venus and the ISS, tomorrow (Nov 5) at 5:50am!

Filed under: astronomy — Tags: , — Ed @ 7:36 pm

Tomorrow morning provides a rare triple threat. at 5:50am the International Space Station’s orbit will take it on a pass that will be right next to tomorrow morning’s conjunction of the Moon and Venus. The waning crescent moon will be less than 3° from Venus, the morning star. The ISS (and STS 120) will be passing within 5 degrees of this pair. I’m not sure if STS 120 will still be connected to the station, but if not, there will be four bright objects within just a few degrees of one another. I’ll be setting up the DSLR to take a long exposure of this conjunction and will have my scope out as well to see if I can get any interesting close-up images.

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2 Comments »

  1. Good luck!!!

    Comment by Andrew — November 4, 2007 @ 9:42 pm

  2. Thanks – we’ll see how it goes!

    Comment by Ed — November 4, 2007 @ 10:11 pm


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