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Old 03-10-2022, 11:09 AM
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Pallas in Canis Major

Pallas is in Canis Major and will pass amazing close (0.1 degrees) to Sirius on October 10th.

Below is an image showing Pallas 6 hours ago and an older image without Pallas for reference. Sirius is the bright star in the lower right.

(Tech details of todays image: Skywatcher 62mm Evolux, Canon M50, 8secs, 2500 ISO)
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Old 03-10-2022, 10:57 PM
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Thank you for the heads up Bob. I'll mark the date on my calendar!
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Old 04-10-2022, 10:00 AM
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Pallas is edging closer!

Below is this morning's image, then yesterday's for easy reference.

(Image details: 62mm Evolux with Coma corrector, Cannon M50 camera, 8secs 2500 ISO)
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Old 07-10-2022, 06:52 AM
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Pallas this morning. This was a difficult task, as I waited out the rain and after 90 mins; it was only visible for one minute before disappearing back into the clouds.
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Old 08-10-2022, 06:09 AM
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Pallas, taken at about 4.30am this morning.
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Old 08-10-2022, 11:14 AM
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Really cool grab- thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-10-2022, 08:12 AM
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Really cool grab- thanks for sharing!
Thanks David.

I was fortunate this morning in obtaining a clear sky and was able to find a sweet-spot after moonset and before sunrise to take this image of Pallas near Sirius.

Tomorrow, Pallas will be very near Sirius (0.1 degree), however the Moon will be full and will not have set. I guess that I can only hope for the best.
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Old 10-10-2022, 09:52 AM
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Well it was cloudy here in Perth so I couldn't see this event. How did others go?
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Old 10-10-2022, 10:26 AM
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Today was closest approach and fortunately, I managed to get a small break in the clouds.

Moonlight interfered, but maybe I was again lucky in the sense that the Moon was behind clouds, so the last thousand or so meters of atmosphere were not illuminated by moonlight.

Tech details: 60 Evolux with coma corrector, Canon M50, 10 secs, 1600 ISO
Shot taken at aprox 4.40am Qld time.
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Old 10-10-2022, 10:43 AM
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Nice job!
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Old 10-10-2022, 04:52 PM
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Nice catch, Bob. So pleased you were able to get an observation at closest approach after having followed progress for so long.
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Old 11-10-2022, 12:04 PM
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Thanks Dave and Steve: I am now considering what may be my next project.
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Old 11-10-2022, 06:06 PM
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Just a suggestion- might be worthwhile if you put all of your shots of Pallas into a gif- I think it would be quite a sight to see its relative movement.
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