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CelestronDaddy
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Wow!! new
      #5635608 - 01/21/13 07:40 PM

Just went out and checked Jupiter and the Moon What a sight to see! Check it if you haven't already had a look. Tony

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Re: Wow!! new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5635765 - 01/21/13 09:32 PM

Double wow! Super clear here in the western Chicago area...and the coldest temps in two years.

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Re: Wow!! new [Re: telescopeguy238]
      #5635875 - 01/21/13 10:40 PM

Yep. The clouds are extraordinary!

-Dan


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Re: Wow!! new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #5635890 - 01/21/13 10:54 PM

Actually, I just took another look outside ... the clouds have parted! And you're right, Jupiter and the moon are gorgeous!

Too bad it's so friggin cold or I'd get the scope out. 15F with an 18 mph wind (wind chill = 1F) is beyond my pain threshold.

-Dan


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Re: Wow!! new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #5636220 - 01/22/13 04:35 AM

I'm still enjoying the clouds too.

Pleased you managed to see the Moon and Jupiter so close Tony.

Must have been a wonderful sight.

I managed to see Jupiter graze the Moons limb last year. It's an experience I'll never forget.

Regards. Peter.


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Re: Wow!! [Re: Peter9]
      #5636274 - 01/22/13 06:16 AM

Somebody capture a picture before the next conjunction.

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Peter9
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Re: Wow!! new [Re: Maverick199]
      #5636445 - 01/22/13 09:09 AM

Hi Haseeb,

It would be good if someone could. Been a long time since we've been so inactive for so long.

Tel was going to try to catch the Moons encounter with Jupiter that I referred to above. It was mid July last year and the clouds beat him even then. Don't thnk they've let up since.
I only caught it briefly, but as I indicated above, it was a wonderful sight.

Regards. Peter.

Edited by Peter9 (01/23/13 03:09 AM)


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CelestronDaddy
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Re: Wow!! new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #5637405 - 01/22/13 05:30 PM

Quote:

Yep. The clouds are extraordinary!

-Dan




That made me chuckle! I had hoped the clouds had left your area


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CelestronDaddy
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Re: Wow!! new [Re: Peter9]
      #5637413 - 01/22/13 05:33 PM

Peter - We had a pretty clear night. I was tied up with other duties but I did manage to go outside for a few minutes with a cup of joe and thought the view was very nice. I hope those clouds move out for you and Dan!... Tony

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Re: Wow!! new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5638208 - 01/23/13 03:10 AM

Thanks Tony.

Regards. Peter.


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Re: Wow!! new [Re: Peter9]
      #5640499 - 01/24/13 11:41 AM Attachment (22 downloads)

Here's a photo I captured with my ST80A. Really doesn't do justice to the naked eye sight which was truly spectacular.

Chemist


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