The wildest thing I have ever seen.

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  1. Goldenshellback

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    Tonight the sky is clear and the temperature is low and I slewed my scope towards Jupiter. I centered Jupiter in my eyepiece and in the top left corner I had Saturn. I’m using a 8 inch Schmidt-Cassingrain, Celestorn with a 25mm Tru-Vue eyepiece. On the 21st there will be 0.1 degree difference between the two. To the naked eye they will appear as one.
     
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    I have heard the reports about this. I've always wanted to get into what you are doing, I find it fascinating.
     
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    Very :cool:
     
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    The Great Conjunction (sounds like an Opeth song) will be on the 21th right? I'll try to take a snapshot of the cosmic event. I already missed the NEOWISE comet this year because a mountain blocked me the view.
     
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    I've been watching them get closer together for the past year. Amazing to see the movement of the planets- easy to see why the Greeks called them the "wanderers".
     
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    That’s right the 21st. I can’t wait and pray for clear skies.
     
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    I heard, last time this happened, Galileo was alive.

    Clear skies please!
     
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    All there is to check out for ten months of the year in my area is clouds. :mad:
     
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    oh man, this could mess up my horoscope!

    just kidding... I need to check it out.
     
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    I heard somewhere that this conjunction may have been the Christmas "star". Don't know if it is true, but it is a good story. If the clouds ever leave here I would like to see it, but I only have a good-quality terrestrial spotting scope.
     
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    I just hope Treat Williams doesn't have all three skulls this time.
     
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    Excited as well.

    The local college observatory has an open house one friday night per month. Last time I went, They had the telescope trained on Jupiter. I was able to see the rotation in the bands of Jupiter.

    Here's a pic of the telescope:

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    Last time this happened we were gathered around the firepit playing our lutes and grilling fish. Some guy was throwing things off the leaning tower of Pisa. Such an annoying evening.
     
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    Who was the idiot with the out-of-tune electric lute??
     
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    I think our local observatory is closed for COVID.
     
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    I could tell you about the wildest thing that I’ve ever seen, but I’d rather not end up with a prescription for some powerful neuroleptic, so I guess I’ll just keep it to myself.
     
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    The "Great Conjunction".

    Just don't tell any flat earthers, because it will confuse them.
     
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