Clouds Spoiled the Occultation

Moon and Xi Sagittarii
Moon and Xi Sagittarii

Yesterday (October 31st) I went to see interesting occultation. The star Xi Sagittarii was to be obscured by the Moon. Unfortunately, five minutes before the occultation the clouds came. What a bad luck.
So I have only a sketch of the Moon and Xi Sgr in short distance from each other 🙁

Object: Moon & Xi Sagittarii
Date: October 31st, 2011
Time: About 18:25 (6:25 PM)
Place: Nowy Sącz, Poland
Equipment: Binoculars Bresser 10×50
Technique: White pastels on black art paper. Tooling, levels, color, light in GIMP2
Author: Aleksander Cieśla (Wimmer)

4 thoughts on “Clouds Spoiled the Occultation”

  1. Well, I would not call that a bad luck, Aleksander!

    You have made a terrific sketch out of the situation to my point of view. Very beautiful with the clouds in the scene.

    Thanks for sharing.


  2. Aleksander,

    Very fine atmospheric view of the last quarter Moon with earthshine.
    You may have missed the main event but you captured a awesome view.

    Frank 🙂

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