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Anyone here like stargazing & astronomy - maybe with binoculars or telescopes?

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As you say, both planets in the frame is a delight.

With our optics, 3 and 4 moons of Jupiter are clearly spotted.

And the "flattened" look of Saturn, I wish our optics would show the rings better, but it still is a thrill.

The show is not over yet, at least tonight and maybe more they'll still be close, so maybe your clouds will clear.

With last night's moon so big, I put the camera on it, this photo is almost interesting, for having done it myself...
 

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Loveall said:
Yeah, I watched it on my telescope with the kids. It was pretty cool, never seen two planets in the field of view together, sounds like it won't happen again for several lifetimes.

Managed to get an out of focus picture of on my phone, sorry for the poor quality 🙃
I would have loved to have seen this. Somewhat frustratingly, the weather turned atrocious just in time to spoil my view of the superconjunction. Thankfully a Nexian comrade has come up with the astronomical goods! That's a pretty good effort you made there.
 
How did I not see this thread?! I am the star man!

Astronomy, outer space, ET's... it's all been a huge part of my life.

It's well known here that I was a videographer/photographer for 20 years and still dabble, but I haven't once mentioned taking wild pictures of our night's sky.

Here's one at I took at my buddy's farm. East coast gets some love if you find the right night.

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Got my telescope last xmas. Of course, it's either raining or too effing cold this time of year but I did get some shots of Jupiter's 3 or 4 moons and (separately ofc) our Moon from holding my phone up to the eyepiece. Was meaning to bump this thread but was at the time satisfied to post the results in Chat, the Moon's easier to make look interesting without too much effort but Jupiter looks a little crappy with my methods. Shame the bands don't really come out on the crude photo but they were visible to the eye. Seeing the moons is still a huge buzz though !
 

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downwardsfromzero said:
Got my telescope last xmas. Of course, it's either raining or too effing cold this time of year but I did get some shots of Jupiter's 3 or 4 moons and (separately ofc) our Moon from holding my phone up to the eyepiece. Was meaning to bump this thread but was at the time satisfied to post the results in Chat, the Moon's easier to make look interesting without too much effort but Jupiter looks a little crappy with my methods. Shame the bands don't really come out on the crude photo but they were visible to the eye. Seeing the moons is still a huge buzz though !


woa! really... that's really looks otherwordly!

has anyone here seen the Moon these days through their telescopes?
 
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