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    Default Got my first view of Jupiter the other night.



    Really surprised me how well I could see it with my little scope. I understand tonight will be even better for viewing it.
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    Default Re: Got my first view of Jupiter the other night.

    Jupiter is always it's a pleasure. :-)
    I hope you get more tonight. If my sky holds I'll be out there also.
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    Default Re: Got my first view of Jupiter the other night.

    Great! The XT8 should do quite well with Jupiter. Wait until you get a load of Saturn.

    Good luck tonight!
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    Default Re: Got my first view of Jupiter the other night.

    Congrats! And Jupiter is just getting started, it will provide great views until it moves in early evening slot in a couple of month.
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    Default Re: Got my first view of Jupiter the other night.

    Congratulations on your first view of Jupiter, enjoy the future views there is a lot happening there
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    Default Re: Got my first view of Jupiter the other night.

    Looked about the same tonight as the other night. Skeeters ran me back inside. Damn flying vampires!

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    Default Re: Got my first view of Jupiter the other night.

    Congrats on Jupiter. I like it better than Saturn because each time you visit the moons are in a different orientation.

    Last night I had great views (viewing conditions were excellent) of both Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter's moons were in a rather boring line but the cloud bands were clearly visible. Saturn was spectacular; Titan and Rhea were visible but the Cassini division not until it rose higher in the sky. I probably imagined some banding on the disc

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    Default Re: Got my first view of Jupiter the other night.

    Yep those moons blew us away, I've had two of my sons heping get the zwo set up and they were also amazed that it had been hanging up there unknown to us all this time haha
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    Default Re: Got my first view of Jupiter the other night.

    I was watching too! Finally saw the Great Red Spot. Saw M5 too!
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    Default Re: Got my first view of Jupiter the other night.

    Congrats! Did you catch the GRS transit? If you didn't you will sooner or later...along with some transits of its moons and/or their shadows!! Always fun to view

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