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    Re: Venus occultation Monday for North America
    From: Stan K
    Date: 2015 Dec 7, 21:19 -0500
    I used to do lunar graze occultations with my old astronomy club.  They said I was cursed, because almost every time (all but one) I went it would be cloudy.  Some members claimed that they would not bother showing up if they knew I would be there, but I really believed they had other commitments.  Now I'm not so sure.  Maybe there really is a Klein curse, but at least I did get to see something similar to Don's photo.

    Stan


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Don Seltzer <NoReply_Seltzer@fer3.com>
    To: slk1000 <slk1000---.com>
    Sent: Mon, Dec 7, 2015 3:27 pm
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Venus occultation Monday for North America

    Here was my view at 12:13 pm EST, just west of Boston.

    Don Seltzer

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    On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 1:10 PM, Stan K <NoReply_StanK@fer3.com> wrote:
    I went out around 11:00 with binoculars, and, after finding the moon, a little sliver not that easy to find, nearby Venus was easy, much brighter than the moon.  So I got a telescope ready.  At about 12:15 the clouds started rolling in.  I was hoping for a break by the time of the occultation, but it just got worse.  To paraphrase Joni Mitchell,  "I looked for Venus...but clouds got in the way."

    Stan


       
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