Monday, April 20, 2009
Moon, Jupiter, Venus and Mars.
Keep on watching. Venus comes closer to Mars, and on the 22nd and 23rd, the thin crescent Moon, Venus and Mars are close together.
I could see Jupiter 15 minutes after sunrise, but by 40 minutes after, it was difficult to see with thin high cloud interfering. Without the Moon to guide me, I would have had no hope of seeing it. Venus was dead easy to see until the cloud went over it.
Had a look at Venus through the 4" scope, very, very thin crescent, very beautiful. Have to drage the imager out and take some photos.