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    i start with the end of the story Jupiter Europa Io Ganymede Callisto <3 with both the 25mm an 14mm also 14 + 2x barlow but was nicer in the 25 an 14. also checked out mars for a bit with same ep's. my night started around 00:00 rough guesstimate when i decided to run outside an setup as i knew it would be finally clear it was still very very very near to clear with a cloud or two when i first went outside an was aiming for m31 and m32 etc an cloud was obstructing it got it played around showed them a female friend of mine + my cousin who is normally outside with me that lives in the same house. from their went to old familiar m57 then went for m56 m29 was going to shoot for dumbbell nebula but Jupiter was clear as day bright in ene sky and was time to focus on that. =| my local shop needs to get ES 24 mm 68' in stock so i can support a local business vs get it online. Think i can't hold out any longer on getting the 9x50 RACI viewfinder either. I am also see my self purchasing a cannob t3i for all around awesome camera needs + buying a faster scope with more aperture for some ap in the future. i must say the weather outside tonight was lovely an i just had long pants an short shelve shirt on. 60~'F or warmer an warming up
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    oh an derp tons of meteors all night
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    great report from Long Island - nice shopping list to

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    Great report!
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    Neat report of your observing session and really nice that you were able to share it with your friend and cousin..you sure saw a neat list of objects...

    And congrats on the Perseids... I had planned on an observing session and Perseid watch, last night, after a clear start to the day... but, thunderstorms and clouds moved in by late afternoon and wiped out those plans.... Still cloudy this morning..but hope it will clear up for tonight...should be the peak of the Perseids...

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    Hello Justanotherscope. A very nice report from you. I am glad that you got share this experience with your girlfriend and niece too. You caught a lot of nice objects in the time that you were out. And, I can see that the astronomy equipment in your signature lines is going to increase greatly soon. Thanks for your fun read report, and best wishes for more clear skies.
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    Nice report. How was Jupiter?? Did you see any banding?? I assume it didn't get real high in the sky. The detail will start popping once the planet gets higher than 30º or so. Try barlowing your 25mm on it next time. Should get you closer to that sweet spot of 12mm for your scope.

    I always viewed Jupiter between 14mm and 10mm with that telescope. I stayed at 14mm when the seeing conditions were poor, but i was able to take it closer to 10mm when the seeing cleared up. Now I wanna try out my 8.8mm on Jupiter. I didn't have that eyepiece last year. We'll see how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny ringo View Post
    Nice report. How was Jupiter?? Did you see any banding?? I assume it didn't get real high in the sky. The detail will start popping once the planet gets higher than 30º or so. Try barlowing your 25mm on it next time. Should get you closer to that sweet spot of 12mm for your scope.

    I always viewed Jupiter between 14mm and 10mm with that telescope. I stayed at 14mm when the seeing conditions were poor, but i was able to take it closer to 10mm when the seeing cleared up. Now I wanna try out my 8.8mm on Jupiter. I didn't have that eyepiece last year. We'll see how it goes.
    yeah could clearly see the banding it actually did get decently high the sky before compared to like a week ago when i got clouded out. before it came above the horizon
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    Damn. I might have to stay up late. I'm anxious to see Jupiter again. It's been so long.

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    Great report thank you.
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