J&U Opposition and International Observe the Moon Night

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J&U Opposition and International Observe the Moon Night

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Jupiter and Uranus Opposition and International Observe the Moon Night
Venue: Bedok Reservoir Park
Date: Sat, 18 Sep
Time: 20:30 to 23:30 (Scope owner please come earlier to setup the scope)

Location Map
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The red line marks the area of the scope setup area.

For those who drive and need to trolley their setup, the multi-storey car park (with lift) at BLK 739A (above Sheng Siong 1 Station Market) is recommended (unless your trolley width is wider than 1.2m) as space in the other car park are quite limited. The blue line indicated the path you should took from the multi-story car park to the scope setup area.

Bus Available at bus stop B15, B16, B17 & B18
5, 21, 22, 59, 65, 66, 228, 506 and CT18.

Europa’s transit Jupiter Timing
20:44 SGT, Europa's shadow begins to cross Jupiter.
20:56 SGT, Europa begins transit of Jupiter.
23:26 SGT, Europa's shadow leaves Jupiter's disk.
23:34 SGT, Europa ends transit of Jupiter.

Jupiter's 2010 opposition(actual date: 21 Sep 2010 19:36 SGT) will be the planet's brightest and best opposition of its entire 11.8-year orbit as the planet reaching perihelion (its closest point to the Sun, at 4.95 Astronomical Units or 740 million kms) just six months later, in March 2011.

Uranus' 2010 opposition(actual date: 22 Sep 2010 00:58 SGT) occur just 5 hours after Jupiter.

By the way, during this year till early next year, Jupiter and Uranus will be having a triple conjunction. The first conjunction took place on 6 June, the second conjunction will take place during this coming opposition and the last conjunction will be on 2 Jan next year.

BTW, if you are there early, Venus, Mars and Saturn will also be visible low in the Western Sky after sunset. In all 5 planets will be clearly visible to the naked eye the whole night! Don't miss it!

Anyway, let's hope the weather will be good and see you guys there! [smilie=cute.gif]
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Thanks Weixing. Here's the tentative list of members and scopes so far. Please add to the list if you are coming with any equipment.

1) Weixing - Vixen R200SS on Alt-Az mount (if no transport)/GPDX mount (if can find transport).
2) Pete - Nexstar 8SE on Alt-Az
3) Chee Chien - 12.5" Portaball
4) WuCheeYiun - C11 with GPD2
5) Tim (timatworksg) - Celestron C8 + AstroTech Voyager Alt Az
6) Stuart (Croys) - Mewlon & SXW or LOMO Astele or 125SD on alt-az.
7) Vincent (Swimaniac)- Meade 8" SCT on Porta Mount.
8) Airconvent - Meade 102mm Mak (probably late at 9pm as usual!)
9) Canopus - Obsession 12.5"
10) Kelvin (Cataclysm) - Mewlon

See you there. All are welcome.
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Post by rlow »

So which date is it? J or U opposition, or 18 Sep? :)

Since you guys are bringing only reflectors so far, I will bring a C6R refractor modified on a new setup.



Here's the tentative list of members and scopes so far.
Please add to the list if you are coming with any equipment.

1) Weixing - Vixen R200SS on Alt-Az mount (if no transport)/GPDX mount (if can find transport).
2) Pete - Nexstar 8SE on Alt-Az
3) Chee Chien - 12.5" Portaball
4) WuCheeYiun - C11 with GPD2
5) Tim (timatworksg) - Celestron C8 + AstroTech Voyager Alt Az
6) Stuart (Croys) - Mewlon & SXW or LOMO Astele or 125SD on alt-az.
7) Vincent (Swimaniac)- Meade 8" SCT on Porta Mount.
8) Airconvent - Meade 102mm Mak (probably late at 9pm as usual!)
9) Canopus - Obsession 12.5"
10) Kelvin (Cataclysm) - Mewlon
11) Richard Low - C6R refractor
12)
13)
14)

See you there. All are welcome, with or without scope.
Last edited by rlow on Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:59 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by weixing »

Hi,
To keep this thread clean, please post discussion on the same name thread in the event sub-forum.

Thanks and have a nice day.
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Sorry for the late reply. Will bring a Meade 12" LX200R as my son will help me carry :-P.

Joo Beng.
acc wrote:Thanks Weixing. Here's the tentative list of members and scopes so far. Please add to the list if you are coming with any equipment.

1) Weixing - Vixen R200SS on Alt-Az mount (if no transport)/GPDX mount (if can find transport).
2) Pete - Nexstar 8SE on Alt-Az
3) Chee Chien - 12.5" Portaball
4) WuCheeYiun - C11 with GPD2
5) Tim (timatworksg) - Celestron C8 + AstroTech Voyager Alt Az
6) Stuart (Croys) - Mewlon & SXW or LOMO Astele or 125SD on alt-az.
7) Vincent (Swimaniac)- Meade 8" SCT on Porta Mount.
8) Airconvent - Meade 102mm Mak (probably late at 9pm as usual!)
9) Canopus - Obsession 12.5"
10) Kelvin (Cataclysm) - Mewlon

See you there. All are welcome.
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Post by Pete »

I don't think I'll make it tonight - I ended up having very little sleep last night for various reasons and I just don't have the energy unfortunately. The weather's looking pretty good though so happy observing to all!

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Working :(
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