2014 Observing Events

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2014 Observing Events
Posted by DaveMitsky on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 11:54 AM

At least one of them is really more of a non-event but a list of events occurring in 2014 to be on the lookout for, so to speak, can be found at http://www.space.com/24048-best-skywatching-events-2014.html?cmpid=556074

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Posted by Centaur on Thursday, January 02, 2014 10:39 AM

Thanks for the link, Dave. To that confluence of mid-April events we can add the occultation of magnitude +4.2 Lambda Aquarii by Venus on April 16. It will be a daytime event for observers in the Americas, but should be visible in a telescope. It will occur predawn for those in the western Pacific. Occultations of naked-eye stars by planets are somewhat rare. I'll provide data and preview graphics on my website when the event nears.

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Posted by Silveradogold on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:06 AM

Centaur

Thanks for the link, Dave. To that confluence of mid-April events we can add the occultation of magnitude +4.2 Lambda Aquarii by Venus on April 16. It will be a daytime event for observers in the Americas, but should be visible in a telescope. It will occur predawn for those in the western Pacific. Occultations of naked-eye stars by planets are somewhat rare. I'll provide data and preview graphics on my website when the event nears.

 

Hello Centaur,

I read your interesting post about this occultation, but I really wonder if, indeed, it is possible to observe this event.

The glare from Venus, coupled with the glare from the Sun, might be too much to contend with.

It might be possible, at least better, to try to make such a observation from the highest elevation one can find, to thin out the effects from the atmosphere.

Thank you for noting this event and making us aware of it. It should be awesome if observable, truly a once in a lifetime event.

Just some thoughts, ..... Clear Skies, Silveradogold Cool

 

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