Pollux

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  1. pursuer

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    Well with Plasticspanner for inspiration I decided to break my astronomy gear out and take some photos. Now all I have to do is wait until Saturn is high enough in the sky to photograph. Here are a couple I took while waiting, Hope you enjoy.

    the star Pollux
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    and of course our nearest neighbor
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    Great shot there! What a shame you just missed his "brother" Castor! (just above the photo I think)

    Nice shot of the moon too!:thumbup:

    Saturn is just over 52 degrees in elevation here and nearly halfway through its "arc" but we are completely clouded over still. This has got to be a record? Nearly 4 months without a good clear night!:grumpy:
     
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    Oooh & if you get the opportunity please try & get the Beehive cluster just to the right of Saturn!:D :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :D
     
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    Thanks, I can't get both Caster and Pollux in the same FOV, its a 1200mm scope so the the FOV is pretty narrow.

    Ok, Im still waiting and still fooling around:
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    Cool!:thumbup: Mine is 750mm for a slightly wider POV.

    Get Tyco on the moon while you're there! :lol:
     
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    awesome moon shot, i think i will officially give up trying to take photos of the moon... :( anything compared to this is disappointing...

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    But you might get that freak shot that captures a satellite passing in front of the moon!

    I got something like that on video and it was traveling so fast it only appeared on 3 frames! From 30 frames/second, that's fast! :lol:
     

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