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July 6 2013 - Nice sunrise conjunction - Moon-Mars -Jupiter


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nrothschild Neil is an expert in several areas, including camera support Registered since 25th Jul 2004
Fri 05-Jul-13 12:11 PM

Tomorrow morning, at sunrise, will have a nice 2 day from new moon with Jupiter and Mars. Jupiter rises 53 minutes before the sun, completing the trio.

The SkyMap sky projection below depicts the circumstances about 29 minutes before sunrise. Mars will be the toughest of the 3 objects, but at mag 1.5 is probably doable in clear skies. Jupiter is bright enough that it should be visible in very good skies almost as soon as it rises (I've seen Jupiter rising over the ocean).

The red rectangle represents a 70mm FX or about 45-50mm DX frame. The moon and Mars will be about 7-8° distant from Jupiter.

The moon is not very favorable, about 3° south of the ecliptic. It is fine for this July 6 am shot. The following morning the moon will be about 1 day 2 hours from new on the East Coast USA, and only about 4 degrees above the sun, so not a good candidate for a very old moon. But, if you are up for a challenge...

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