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Jupiter perigee tonight telescope owners.
 

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: PDX

9/26/22 1:07 PM

Jupiter perigee tonight telescope owners.

Get your telescope out if you'll have an E-SE clear sky tonight 20:00 on. Well here that's where it will be and when...

Jupiter will be the closest to earth [and visa versa] in 60 years.

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RCoapman
Joined: 09 Feb 2005
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Location: Back in the snowy homeland

9/30/22 6:53 AM

Man I love stargazing but I don't need another pricey hobby. Also, I pretty much go to bed with the sun most of the year, the depths of winter being the exception, so it's not compatible with my current lifestyle.

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Sparky
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9/30/22 9:22 AM

We are pretty SE of bad contrast ratio in the sky from city lights. NE to SW is dark sky and you see clearly so much.

I gave my son for x-mas many years ago specific sky binos 75mm fully anti reflective treated inside. They are in Spokane and not here unfortunately, as is he. But with sheit $26.00 binos I saw multiple moons of Jupiter. They say 4 with binos is easy, I saw at least 5, but its possible stars behind were showing close too. And it is hard to hold them still even leaning them to a solid wall etc., no tripod worth using here..

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RCoapman
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Location: Back in the snowy homeland

10/13/22 10:07 AM

WOWOWOWOWOW

I just confirmed this. I have a set of Vortex binocs, not specific for sky, and saw 4 no problem. Still kind of blown away....

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: PDX

10/13/22 10:15 AM

We had a Telescope here Tuesday night for Elaine's dinner/b-day get together. Monday night the AQI improved to single digits after days of 100-150 wildfire muck..

I never in my life saw Saturn thru a telescope. The rings so clear, it was something to see thru your own eye.

As fa as Jupiter went, only 3 moons in view. The moon was to be promising too, but rose behind a stand of trees. So no good line of sight until after the person with the telescope had to split...

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