Jupiter and Venus

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mike a feist
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Jupiter and Venus

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Thursday 17/1/18, 0700 + 0735 UT: Jupiter & Venus within fov of 10x50 (fov = about 6.5 degrees ) with Jupiter down to the left. Initially photographed from the bedroom window then in binoculars from the garden. Beautiful sight! Regards maf.
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Re: Jupiter and Venus

Post by jeff.stevens »

I forgot to look early this morning, Mike. However, I popped out at 8:20am, and Venus was clearly visible to the unaided eye. I could pick out Jupiter using my 8x56.

I was hoping the clear skies would last, but then it had hazed over by the time I went out to use my telescope. I did manage to get a shot of the Moon though. Fingers crossed for the lunar eclipse. There was a lovely halo around the Moon at about 9:00pm, as viewed from here.

Best wishes, Jeff.
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