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Mars, Jupiter, & Saturn on February 14, 2020

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#1 AstroEthan

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 01:11 PM

I would love to make a pun about Valentine's day being a lovely morning for imaging, but I just can't. The air was cold and seeing was subpar for everything but Mars. Barely managed to catch Saturn and had to apply some absurd de-noising to make the images acceptable!

 

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#2 Kokatha man

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 06:24 PM

Sure, but whenever you start each year you have to contend with the prevailing situations Ethan...& in that respect you haven't done too badly! Mars is of course the clear winner in this lot waytogo.gif but apart from a couple of so-so Mars mornings, we've just looked at the defocused star on a few others & said "nah!"

 

Probably would've done far worse than these on Jove or Saturn if we'd decided to try capturing...but we're oldies now who like any extra sleep if we can get it..! lol.gif



#3 sunnyday

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 10:06 PM

absolutely deliteful, I can't wait to see them at night.



#4 PhotonJohn

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 01:07 PM

Well at least you tried. My old bones cannot take anything below 74 F. You get an A for effort. Warmer nights are coming.




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