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Old 23-04-2019, 11:51 AM
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Occultation of Saturn 25 April

http://www.lunar-occultations.com/io...0425saturn.htm

clear skies to all who plan to see it
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Old 23-04-2019, 12:05 PM
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Shame it's going to happen pretty low in the sky.

Got a good session in 2014 from my backyard. It was pretty high in the sky and got the whole thing at the time.

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Old 23-04-2019, 12:30 PM
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I saw a really good daytime one some years ago. This one is far to low, 4 degrees at the start, at my place.

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Old 23-04-2019, 12:34 PM
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nicely done Marc
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Old 23-04-2019, 02:12 PM
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This is definitely on my to do list. The disappearance here in Tasmania is at 8 degree altitude, which is just okay. But the weather forecast is a shocker at the moment. It looks like the whole state will be clouded out and I will not even have the chance of chasing clear skies anywhere in Tas.
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Old 23-04-2019, 04:59 PM
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The weather forecast for Thursday evening is looking good so hope to catch the reappearance. I have no affiliation with Quasar Pub. but all the relevant info is in Astronomy 2019, it is an great resource for info on eclipses, planetary satellite transits, occultations etc.
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Old 26-04-2019, 12:52 PM
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A few images from last nights Saturn occultation. Had lovely mild temps and clear skies for the event, seeing was good earlier but deteriorated as an westerly wind change started to pass through.
Taken with an North Group 127mm F7.5 apo, EQ6, Canon 550d @ 400iso X 180th sec.
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Old 28-04-2019, 09:41 AM
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That's cool Jeff, unfortunately cloudy here in FNQ (seems to be the norm of late) & possibly too low in the sky for my backyard viewing site...
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Old 28-04-2019, 10:25 AM
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Great pictures!
Are they single exposures or stacks?
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Old 28-04-2019, 12:55 PM
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Thanks Jeff
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Old 28-04-2019, 05:04 PM
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Thanks guys, was glad to have good conditions though the seeing got more shifty toward midnight. Images are single frames, no stacking, have more frames but they don't really add anything except showing the gap between the Moon and Saturn getting wider.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:05 PM
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So great to see that Jeff, thanks .

We're due another three in Australia for this year.
One of them I just found out from the astro 2019 book & calandar is a daylight one on May 23rd. Visible all Australia except NW.

August - Visible: Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville.

September - Visible: Alice Springs, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Perth, Townsville.
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Old 04-05-2019, 03:15 PM
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Thanks Suzy, am looking forward to trying to see the daytime occultation in a few weeks time and the later one on August 12 at a much better time.
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:21 PM
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Me too, it'll be my first attempt at a daytime time. Clouds stay away!
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