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    The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction as seen thru a Vortex Viper 80mm spotting scope

    from https://www.canadiangunnutz.com/foru...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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    Quote Originally Posted by vagrantviking
    Really neat! Thanks!

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

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    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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    Successfully escaped this crazy quack s***hole country ALIVE - 12/26/2017!!!

    Give your family tree a good shake and see if you have any dual citizenship that you can use to GTFO of this crazy quack s***hole country!

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