- 5 f outside at 5 am, but i took my 12 inch dob outside and got to view the planets for the first time in weeks. although jupiter was only 23 degrees up at my location, i got a pretty decent view with my meade hd 9mm and meade hd 6.5 mm eyepieces. and this was the first time i ever viewed venus,... pretty cool. it looked like a half moon. and venus was apprx. 17 degrees up at 6 am.. finally, i viewed saturn at apprx. 15 degrees up ( it was real close to venus). it was pretty decent, even at such a low altitude. the planets are low at my location this year, but i was thrilled to view them anyways. after this long cloudy winter, ill take what i can get.. it felt so good to get out and look up again, cold, but awesome!
-5 f but got to view jupiter,venus, and saturn this a.m.
Posted 17 February 2019 - 12:21 PM
I can't make myself go out in these temps with jet stream overhead, you're tougher than me.
Posted 17 February 2019 - 12:43 PM
Congrats on a good observing session. You are definitely dedicated! -5 is ugly cold.
Posted 18 February 2019 - 01:26 PM
You are dedicated. By comparison, it was balmy at 31 F in my location this morning while I was observing these planets.