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skywatcher
2003-May-29, 12:52 PM
Somone claims to have seen something out off the Mount Wilson Cam this morning rises around the same time as the sun and moon, off the sky charts it shows venus is rising in the area to,

Does anyone know the exact time of Venus Rising

kilopi
2003-May-29, 01:15 PM
Venus rose around 5am, but it depends on where you live, really. However, it was just 4 degrees away from the waning moon, and Mercury was less than three degrees away from Venus. I'm sorry I missed it.

Tomorrow Venus and Mercury will be a bit farther apart, but they rise about the same time, an hour or so before the Sun, but the moon will be pretty close to the Sun--it'll rise less than a half hour before the Sun.

skywatcher
2003-May-29, 01:21 PM
thanks again

skywatcher
2003-May-29, 01:50 PM
Ould it be possible to see it rising, through a camera or telescope, like on the Mt Wilson Sky Cam

LTC8K6
2003-May-29, 02:51 PM
Why don't you just link to the pic you are talking about, skywatcher?

It's still the moon and it's reflection, btw.

skywatcher
2003-May-29, 03:11 PM
Someone saw it on Mt-Wilson Cam before they turned the cam around this morning

SKY
2003-May-29, 03:20 PM
Skywatcher-

Are you referring to this thread (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=5816) in which the astronomers at Mt Wilson hung a Basketball that said "Planet X" on it in front of the camera all day yesterday and all through out the night?

Here is the photo (http://zetatalk.com/teams/rogue/nancy123.jpg)

skywatcher
2003-May-29, 03:39 PM
http://66.242.35.139/bbs/message.php?message=50692&mpage=1&topic=3

greengoop
2003-May-30, 12:15 PM
Somone claims to have seen something out off the Mount Wilson Cam this morning rises around the same time as the sun and moon, off the sky charts it shows venus is rising in the area to,

Does anyone know the exact time of Venus Rising

5/30/03 - A very bright somewhat pinkish object in the East slightly South sky. At 0430 - 0530 approximatley at a 70 to 80 degree upward's angle over denver. Then it went behind clouds.

According to my star chart this could not have been Venus. Somehwat concerned. Any answers?

kilopi
2003-May-30, 12:23 PM
According to my star chart this could not have been Venus. Somehwat concerned. Any answers?
Somewhat concerned?

I think it was Mars, but you would have had to overestimate its angle above the horizon--but that's common. So maybe that's it.