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 Post subject: Return of JUPITER MMXX
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:56 am 
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6TH Feb MMXX; 0700 UT, The sky was clear [with just a v low band of cloud over the sea.] Cold but still with frost on the cars. After breakfast grabbed the 8x36 binoculars and walked a couple of hundred yards up Chalky Road, then noticed JUPITER low in the SE between buildings and though the twigs of a tree. In the binoculars as a bright, tiny disc against the blue sky. First sighting this apparition! Regards maf


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:57 am 
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10th Feb. MMXX. 0655-0705 UT;After the STORM, the early morning sky was clear so grabbed 8x36 binocular and camera and went out to Chalky Rd and picked up JUPITER again, quite low and surrounded by twiggy trees and circling Herring Gulls. Managed a couple of snaps. Just after FULL MOON in the west also. regards maf.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:13 am 
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11th Feb MMXX; This morning sky was v. clear so used 8x36 binocular and L/S 60mm spotter from the entrance to College Close at 0655-0700 to locate JUPITER again. Not visible to the unaided eye as the sky was too bright, it was easily visible in the binocular and the low-power spotter. A passer-by asked what I was looking at, and so I gave her a peek at the tiny disc that iwas Jupiter. Th planet was above the school and amongst the circling morning Herring Gulls.
[ In the west, the Waning Gibbous Moon had the row of craters, Petavius, Langrenus, Furnerius and Vendilinus neatly placed along the terminator, and snapped them with just the camera.] regard maf.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:15 am 
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14th Feb MMXX, 0655 UT; Used 8x36 binoculars from the street to pick our Jupiter again above the College, pink-panted cloud and on the edge of a curl of cirrus. regard maf.


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