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Quote:To the NE less than a degree away was Neptune. Even at 167x all I could make out was the planets disk; however, seeing Neptune so close to Jupiter in the sky was really cool. With the 25mm Plossl (40x) they (Jupiter w/ 4 moons, Neptune, and 5th magnitude star HIP 108036) all fit in the FOV! Definitely worth getting up for if you can.
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Quote:It is ~5Â° NNE of Venus.
An excellent low power observation showing Jupiter (and it's satellites) and Neptune in the same field. It must been exciting to think that you experienced a view similar to Galileo's long ago. Thank you for sharing it with us all.
Quote:Quote:It is ~5Â° NNE of Venus.
according to HNSKY planetarium, Mars is ~5Â° to the left of Venus, and just a trifle lower in the sky. isn't that to the west then
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Well, I hope the object that you saw was Neptune, but was it in the same FOV as Jupiter? If it was then the object probably wasn't Neptune. That eyepiece at 254x has a true FOV of about 17 arcminutes and the Jupiter/Neptune separation this morning was 36 arcminutes with Neptune to the NW of the King. What do you think?