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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    There's a bright spot on the water on the right side of image. Could that be Venus? It's sometimes bright in the mornings. 😃

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    I see it, @Edyflwr . Would Venus be visible in Antarctica? (Went searching...) From what I've seen digging around just a bit, Venus can be seen.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Perhaps someone will stop by to suggest if it might be Venus we see here. 😃 Apparently she would be a morning star.

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    Ooh...I didn't think of that. I'll search Earthsky.org. Now I'm curious. 😃

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  • ggm02 by ggm02

    You could also try the Stellarium program - given a location, it can map the sky for any date.

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  • ggm02 by ggm02

    I've just tried it, and on that date Venus is just below the horizon. However I may have the wrong location. But Saturn, Mars and Jupiter...

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  • ggm02 by ggm02

    ...are all visible so could be one of them? Is the camera pointing North-ish?

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    @AvastMH - You'll enjoy this quest. 😃

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    This being Egg_Rock we know almost exactly where it is thanks to Mount Luigi (the reflection) & one of us saw the site on a visit down there

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    From this photo (almost mid-day and almost mid-summer) it looks like we are looking Northeast.

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  • ggm02 by ggm02

    With the location set to the Antarctic peninsula, Stellarium shows Venus as being to the south and below the horizon on that date.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    What other possibilities might there be?

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    If anyone can use this to look up Venus on that day please do - it could well be Venus 😃

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    It might be the International Space Station - it's as bright as Venus. That would take a bit of finding - but not impossible. :-\

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  • ggm02 by ggm02

    Ah thanks for that, AvastMH. I reckon it's either Regulus, Jupiter or maybe Spica but I think that's too far east.

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  • ggm02 by ggm02

    Venus is to the south on that day and perhaps just under the horizon too - maybe too low to cause a reflection like that.

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  • ggm02 by ggm02

    Think the ISS would be going too fast to generate a sharpish image like that with a long-ish exposure?

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    The ISS doesn't fly over the poles. Long answer: http://space.stackexchange.com/questions/5297/why-doesnt-iss-pass-over-the-polar-regions

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    @ggm02 - I love the Stellarium program. 😃
    I've seen the ISS where I live, 38.84°N, it only takes several seconds for it to cross the sky.

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    What if it's nothing but an artifact on the camera lens?

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Then we'd expect to see it in other images. This inquiry is for our interest only. 😉

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Thanks everyone 😃 Interesting about the ISS - I knew it didn't go to the poles but didn't know it was so low. I see it relatively often

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    over southern England. I like the idea of Regulus or Spica (and perhaps Jupiter) @ggm02 . We may never know - but it's fun to guess 😃

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  • ggm02 by ggm02

    Join PenguinWatch and learn about the ISS - that's why I like this place! 😃

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    😄 😄 😄 That's the spirit @ggm02 ! My main project is OldWeather - went to learn about weather and now know all about sailing ships 😄 😄

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    Jupiter will be visible from both hemispheres tomorrow. I'll look for it to see how bright it is.

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Space is all the go in Oz at the moment ... sister project https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/ianc2/exoplanet-explorers exoplanet featured

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    on national broadcaster and good old citizen science people. We found four planet system!
    Link to report following for anyone interested..

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-06/stargazing-live-four-planets-discovered-in-new-solar-system/8423142

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    That's exciting!

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    If you are into astronomy... we have been a nation with eyes turned skyward ant to computer screens last few days with amazing results.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Nice posts @coldcounter and @Edyflwr . I firmly believe that the people who come and donate their eager and focused minds on the

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Zooniverse projects all deserve an award for their furtherance of knowledge, be it discovering new planets, or rescuing this one!

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Makes me feel very proud to be part of it 😄

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    How wonderful, @AvastMH! I live someplace where science is denied and it's concerning.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Haha, you are amazing guys!!! 😄 Love you all.

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