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    Jupiter and the Harvest Moon - September 22nd - 23rd

    Jupiter and the Harvest Moon may look interesting in the night sky, especially the moon right after sunset as it ascends the horizon.

    Jupiter info:
    Bright star near moon? It's Jupiter - closer on September 20 than until year 2022 | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

    The Harvest Moon info:
    What's special about the Harvest Moon? | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

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    I read about this on the web yesterday and saw it last night. Pretty impressive, right now Jupiter is the biggest "star" in the night sky.
    Good find guy

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    And Thursday is Jupiter's day, too!

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    I saw Jupiter on the night of the 20th and had to do a double take. At first I thought I was looking at Venus but it was too late and the "star" was too high on the horizon.

    I miss my telescope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ho View Post
    I miss my telescope.
    I've got my Celestron set up in my back garden now. Apparently, this is the closest Jupiter's been to Earth in 50 years. It's quite a show. The big pale harvest moon over Sonoma County will be magnificent tomorrow. I'm not sure how it'll look in Thailand.

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    ...I thought it was Venus, too...amazing that Jupiter is that bright...
    ...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...

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    If you have binoculars, you can probably make out its four largest moons as well.

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    ...what power binoculars?...I can barely make out the neighbors with my present pair...

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    Full Moon Festival here, alas its pissing rain, no chance of getting a glimpse of the moon or anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    I can barely make out the neighbors with my present pair...
    "Take this, brother; may it serve you well."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...what power binoculars?...
    You'll probably need more than opera glasses my dear.

    ---------- Post added at 21:28 ---------- Previous post was at 21:24 ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by sentrix View Post
    Full Moon Festival here, alas its pissing rain
    That's too bad. Beautiful clear nights here in northern California and Jupiter is a very large object in the night sky.

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    Any pics Guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mandude View Post
    If you have binoculars, you can probably make out its four largest moons as well.
    The Gallieni!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mandude View Post
    I've got my Celestron set up in my back garden now
    I gave my 5" Celestron away when I moved but I left my Meade with a friend to take care of it for me. It would be nice to have one out here.

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    I'm looking at the sky right now up north and am curious if that's Jupiter it below the moon? And is the other one opposite Venus? Those are are the only bright "stars" visible at the moment.
    Last edited by pucky; 22nd September 2010 at 20:07.

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