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Good Morning, NABUR community! For your convenience, here is our Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning newsletter for this week. We hope you take advantage of our offerings for you!
Fourth, and final image of the Triple Conjunction. Tonight, Mercury and Jupiter are at a nearly equal elevation, with Saturn way down in the "murk". Each day, the Sun sets later, so it's harder to get an image of all three, especially Saturn. In a couple of more days, Saturn won't be visible at all in the evening sky, and Jupiter will be gone shortly after that. For the Tech geeks, 1/5 second, f2.8, ISO 100 at 190 mm (my bad, I didn't double check). Captured at 6:20 PM MST. I hope those who have been watching have enjoyed the series.
Night three of the Triple Conjunction. Tonight the three planets form an isosceles triangle, with Mercury higher in the conjunction than last night. All three fit nicely in a circle with a diameter of 2.4º. Tomorrow Mercury will be higher still and in conjunction with Jupiter. With the Sun setting a little later each evening, it is also getting harder to see. Tonight I could not see Saturn with the naked eye. For the tech geeks, 1/2 second, f2.8, ISO100 at 6:20 PM Same settings as yesterday, but the image was captured 3 minutes earlier.