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Hugh

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Jupiter and Saturn ~ Good Views
« on: Jun 30, 2019, 23:27:09 »
Excellent visual views of Jupiter (dark cloud lines easily seen) and Saturn tonight.  A plane flew right through the view of Jupiter as well!

Have my niece and friend from Brussels staying with us and the first time to see the planets for them.  Saturn always makes an impression.

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Re: Jupiter and Saturn ~ Good Views
« Reply #1 on: Jun 30, 2019, 23:50:16 »
Unfortunately i only have a north / northeast view so the house is in the way of any capturing/viewing.
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Re: Jupiter and Saturn ~ Good Views
« Reply #2 on: Jul 01, 2019, 08:35:52 »
I'm lucky and have a pretty good South central garden but with an awkward tree at South/East'ish, so I was playing 'hide and seek' with Saturn through the branches but did manage to get some good views; although pushing to 150x lost some clarity so I settled for smaller but clearer ~ it was much lower on the horizon.

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Re: Jupiter and Saturn ~ Good Views
« Reply #3 on: Jul 01, 2019, 10:12:22 »
Hugh,

Did you see Pluto?  :roll:

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Re: Jupiter and Saturn ~ Good Views
« Reply #4 on: Jul 01, 2019, 11:38:04 »
Sounds great Hugh.

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Re: Jupiter and Saturn ~ Good Views
« Reply #5 on: Jul 01, 2019, 12:28:30 »
I know my limitations Roy!  With my light pollution, I'm lucky to see what I can and I'm a Moon and planets man, so Pluto has been relegated!

Honestly, I don't think I have the skills to find it with my non-GoTo outfit but welcome the opportunity to see it if someone did ~ even if it was "It's one of those dots there"!

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Re: Jupiter and Saturn ~ Good Views
« Reply #6 on: Jul 01, 2019, 13:06:59 »
I'm going to have a go at imaging at some point, but at 14 Mag I'm under no illusions that the most I will see is a tiny speck (if I'm lucky) that will probably look like a very, very faint star. Having a relatively short focal length (816 mm) telescope also doesn't help.

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