Wednesday, October 26, 2016

stunning morning (Bradford)

Wow. It was very clear! Beautiful. And I had to work.

Bright Big Dipper climbing, crescent surprisingly bright Moon from the corner, Canis Major over the backyard. Sirius burning. Oh to be out with a telescope.

From the station platform, obvious Earthshine. What? Was that Jupiter over the Marsh?! A beige? Or dull orange? About 5 degrees up? Ecliptic was steep. The Dipper was dim here, barely visible, Megrez only by position, under the bright lights, distant train calling.

A comet was in there somewhere.

I checked with Ananke. At 6:47 AM Jupiter was 10.5˚ up.

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