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RangeBob
12-21-2020, 02:53 AM
from https://www.canadiangunnutz.com/forum/showthread.php/2100446-The-Jupiter-Saturn-conjunction-as-seen-thru-a-Vortex-Viper-80mm-spotting-scope

Location: Edmonton, Alberta


Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 is one day before the closest apparent "approach" between Jupiter and Saturn, as viewed from Earth.

We had clear skies today, so it was a good opportunity to see our solar system's largest gas giants.

Pictures taken with a Samsung S9+ through a Vortex Viper 80mm spotting scope.


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Really neat! Thanks!

Didn't occur to me that you would be able to see the moons so well at the same time.

joe6167
12-21-2020, 04:49 AM
Our spotting scopes are more powerful than the giant telescope Galileo was using when he discovered the Galilean moons. I think his telescope was less than 20x magnification, and had some focus defects.

I was hoping to get a look, but some reason, we don't see the sky in warsaw for like 5 months at a time...

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Venus

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