The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

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  1. crossroadsnyc

    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    If you couldn't see it. Spectacular.

     
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    Chrome Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    it was pretty cool, took the grandkids outside last night with spotting scope to let them see it.
     
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    lespaul339 Well-Known Member

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    I took my telescope out last night but it was already too late to see it where I'm at. I'm hoping to catch a glimpse of it tonight.
     
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    I missed it!
     
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    I've been watching it progress every evening for the last couple of weeks. It was cool watching Jupiter and Saturn appearing closer and closer together each night. I will watch for the next few evenings as they separate, too.

    I watched the International Space Station cross overhead recently. That was fun. I was surprised at how bright it was--must be all those solar panels.
     
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    I thought tonight was the best night.
     
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    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    My followers and I have been waiting years for this. It's time to castrate ourselves, throw on our black Nikes and hit the hay !!!
     
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    TXOldRedRocker Senior Discount Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Missed it last night, family dinner with a guest. Will look tonight. Clear skies here, and not much different than last night, planet alignment wise.
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Where are the end of the worldies?
     
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    Frankencence and myrrh are half off!

    Limited time only
     
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    Vinsanitizer Forum Support Spec. Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    Video footage or it's just another conspiracy.





    We couldn't see it. Most of the time we have too many clouds here in the Northbeast to view any stellaritorial anomalies.
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    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    I'm ready! Let's go!


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    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    We've been waiting for you Blink, the bed is already made. Lol
     
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    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    Hang on, be there in a min!

    Take me off this fucked ride already.

    Leave 2020 to Earth.
     
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    Is there a Tuesday night newborn boy named Damien somewhere?
     
  17. jchrisf

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    Anybody here into telescopes?

    My wife bought one at Sam's the other day and we used it the first time to see this conjunction. I could see Jupiter and Saturn without the telescope but couldn't find them in the telescope. That thing was a PITA. We did find the moon and it was really cool.. blew me away how cool it looked through the telescope but when it moved out of frame, which doesn't take long at these magnifications, we couldn't find it again. It was to clunky to maneuver so she took it back for a refund.

    Now we are wanting to get a better one that is much easier to use.
     

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