Date Time: January 10, 2018 0600-0640hrs
Weather: Mostly clear to partly cloudy with cloud bank moving in from the SW, very small to no breeze, -10C showing on outside thermometer with reported windchill of -16C.
Equipment: Canon Rebel Xsi with 18-55mm and 75-300mm lenses. Tripod.
Objective: To view and image a very nice conjunction which was in the SE sky on this morning.
- Forecast was for snow overnight, so was surprised to see it clear on this morning.
- Noticed two oddly short, very fast shooting stars in the NE sky at around 0620hrs. They were about 10 mins apart. One was out of the corner of my eye, the other, seen it directly.
- Could see that Mars and Jupiter are separating further apart, compared to a few days ago.
- Moon was much closer to the conjunction and in its waning crescent phase.
- One satellite was seen, in the western sky, moving south, past Regulus, through Leo.