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Old Jun 15, 2005, 11:10 PM   #1
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We were out side at dusk and I saw this bright object next to the moon. No stars were visible yet, so I'm thinking it may have been the ISS? In any case it just shows up as a green dot in upperleft corner of pic. Can anyone confirm this is the ISS or do you have any ideas what else it may have been:?

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Old Jun 16, 2005, 12:20 AM   #2
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That is Jupiter
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Old Jun 16, 2005, 12:28 AM   #3
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Cool, thanks for the info. I'm amazed how bright it was. The pic makes it look like the sky was black but I could actually see it much brighter even when the sky was still blue! That is why I suspected ISS, seem to remember some statement that it would be the brightest object in the sky after the moon of course.

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if that was me i would have pulled out my lil' telescope to check it out. if its jupiter its easy to see, even with my cheap 60mm refractor. that would have been cool if you had chanced to grab a pic of the ISS with a digicam:-)
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aaaahhhh, a grazing occultation if you happened to be in the right position.
nice crisp shot too
mine were a bit blurry
I did manage to catch it on the rim though. (image levels edited slightly)

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Old Jun 18, 2005, 12:18 AM   #6
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Gazza-NZ wrote:
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aaaahhhh, a grazing occultation if you happened to be in the right position.
nice crisp shot too
mine were a bit blurry
I did manage to catch it on the rim though. (image levels edited slightly)

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When we first noticed it, Jupiterseemed much closer to the moon. But after looking at it for a while and taking the time to drive home and get FZ3 + tripod and setup work done, it seemed to have moved a lot, Or the moon had. In any case it was fun to catch it. I still need to get a teleconverter so I can get better enlargement on night objects like the moon without going to far into the digital zoom range. Then images like this will be even more fun to work on.

Thanks to everyone for your comments.

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