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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Amateur images of Venus, Jupiter & Saturn taken 14 / 15 June 2017

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These images of the planets were taken by Astro-photographers in Japan and show the planets now on show beautifully. If you wish to observe these planets then here is some information from the Astronomical Almanac: [16 June 2017]

VENUS: Mag –4.3, Elongation  W 45°,  Diameter 20.8”.  Phase: 0.560
RA 02h 32’ 47” Dec +12° 11’ 54”
20 June Venus 2° North of the Moon

MARS: Mag +1.7 Elongation E 12° Diameter 3.63” Phase 0.995
RA 06h 32m 52s Dec +24° 10’ 13”

JUPITER: Mag -2.1 Elongation East 108° Diameter 39.04”
RA 12h 51m 00s Dec -03 58’ 33”

SATURN: Mag 0.0 Elongation  E 179° Diameter 18.38”
RA 17h 36m 07s Dec -21° 58’ 03”
10 June Saturn 3° South of the Moon
15 June Saturn at opposition


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