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confused

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 7:42 pm
by bangers
The sky was beautifully clear on Monday night so heading out around 10pm
I first spotted Jupiter, at around 11pm Saturn but to the right of it a very bright object
At first I thought it was mars, but it was very bright so a quick look in san and it could be
Antares? I think it was the latter and I'm still waiting to get my first view of mars

Re: confused

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 11:07 pm
by Aussiedave
It's probably Mars

At the moment it's in a great spot aligned with Antares in Scorpius and close to Saturn

Antares means "anti-Mars" as the star often gets mistaken for the red planet.

Take a look at stellarium or similar for that time at night from your location.l it should help clear it up.

Cheers

Ps...am viewing from Australia so not sure high Mars gets over your horizon this go round..

Re: confused

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 6:40 pm
by bangers
Thanks for the advice I'll have a look at the site

Happy observations

Re: confused

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:28 pm
by patthehorse
ATM you'll see mars as soon as it's dark, due south although not very high. Just above the roof tops here in Huddersfield uk. It's a lovely red. Saturn is a shade higher and behind Mars. The planets don't have that twinkle that stars have. Hopefully you'll get a good view of it soon.

Re: confused

PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:30 pm
by Aussiedave
Hi Bangers

After this post I managed to get a shot of Mars in Scorpius. This is with a Canon and a nifty 50 lens.

You have to stand on your head to interpret this..Huddersfield is upside down from my point of view...

Image

Thanks for reminding me to take a look!