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05-01-2012, 05:40 AM
Just curious. On nice days with a crisp blue sky I take my telescope (25cm Dob or 10cm Genesis when on holiday) and look up some bright stars.
It is amazing and challenging how faint one can go.
Double stars with a +5 companion (like Albireo and Cor Caroli) show both components, even in a 10cm.
Without telescope I managed to see Sirius in full daylight but that was in 1986 during an Australia trip when it was high in the sky. And I saw Alpha Centauri once at sunrise with the NE.
Here my experiences and how to look up:
Does somebody else have experience ?
05-01-2012, 07:51 AM
I have not done any star viewing in daytime, but find this very interesting, as to how faint a star can be viewed through telescope in day time. I have viewed Jupiter and Venus naked eye in day time.
All the best.
05-01-2012, 05:41 PM
yes i have done quiet a bit,rigel kent is a visable double during daylight...i did orion and taurus last year and i thought i could see the trapezium in m42...saturn and jupiter are also visable as long as not to close to sun....
05-01-2012, 06:06 PM
Only ever seen Venus close to the moon late morning a while back when on of the IIS members mentioned it :)
Both naked eye, binos and took some pics.....now if only I can remember where I put those pics ( IOW what was that date again last year?)
07-01-2012, 09:19 AM
I regularly look for Venus and Jupiter during the day... just cause I can. I like to teach kids to do this too. They get a buzz out of it once they realise they can see them if they know where to look.
I have also observed Sirius and Antares naked eye during the day (as well as comet McNaught of course;)).
16-01-2012, 05:15 PM
I have not seen any during the day except at my visit at Mt John Observatory at Lake Tekapo, NZ. I had to be shown by one of the helpful staff there, we took a look through one of the low powered scopes there. Amazing to see!
16-01-2012, 06:03 PM
Venus with the unaided eye.
In the 1970,s while in Andamooka I was down an opal mining shaft, and looked up and was surprised to see a few stars. As I was only eleven had no idea which stars they were.
16-01-2012, 08:03 PM
Hows this !
16-01-2012, 08:18 PM
How cool is that!
New Year's resolution - must try to spot Jup and Saturn during daytime...:confuse3:
17-01-2012, 06:21 AM
17-01-2012, 02:56 PM
I have actually viewed stars and planets in the daytime.
After very long nights when the sun starts coming up I head off for a final coffee before I pack up.
When I get back to the scope for strip down and pack away the sun is waayyy up and it's daytime. I give the old GoTo's a final few objects and yep, there they are. Stars and planets in broad daylight :thumbsup:
Visually they are quite easy to see. :)
I did try to image them once without luck. All I got was totally white images! I did get some daytime Moon images (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=13847) though.
To get the stars and Saturn I needed to experiment with camera settings more but I had to go out so I missed the chance and havn't tried again since.
:question: hmmm . . must try that again soon.
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