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    I just saw Saturn from my living room.
    102mm refractor, ES 6.7, EQ3.2 unguided motorized tracking.
    I wonder how many people enjoy their first cup of coffe of the workweek this way.

    We've been having unseasonably warm (+20C and clear!) weather, which means the heating is off and my living room patio door has been opened all night, which means no temperature differential between inside and outside which means tomorrow morning I'll try imaging Saturn from my rock solid hardwood floors! (If it works, it'll be my first planetary capture).

    At this hour of the morning, Saturn is only about 32 degrees high, so is low enough to be seen from inside. (It's yellow, being so low).

    I have a feeling Mother Nature will come back and bite us in the butt for this spell of early Spring (like dumping a foot of snow on us sometime), but for now it's warm, and the blocks are all blue.
    It's astronomy heaven!

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    Sounds like the PERFECT way to start a Monday...or any day for that matter! Bite your tongue on the snow talk......
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    I'm retired so I do not have that start of the week problem ..BUT I am also an early raiser and my wife is definitely NOT... So it is not at all unusual for me to grab a cup of coffee and walk out to my observatory and view for an hour before the sun gets up ...then walk down to the mailbox to get the morning paper then back in the house to see if "sleeping beauty" is out of bed yet ...

    Starting the day off this way is honestly a good way to have a smile on your face
    almost every morning

    Bob G.
    CPC1100 housed in a slotted domed observatory (Exploradome) 4 and 5 inch refractors for use from the lawn, a 8" Sct (NS 8i) for star parties...
    I Hate the winter so I use heated Motorcycle clothing to stay warm while observing in winter
    Retired, also have 2 other hobbies
    1. tinker with older Corvettes (6 in garage)
    2. make a heck of a lot of sawdust in my wood shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob327 View Post
    I'm retired so I do not have that start of the week problem ..BUT I am also an early raiser and my wife is definitely NOT... So it is not at all unusual for me to grab a cup of coffee and walk out to my observatory and view for an hour before the sun gets up ...then walk down to the mailbox to get the morning paper then back in the house to see if "sleeping beauty" is out of bed yet ...

    Starting the day off this way is honestly a good way to have a smile on your face
    almost every morning

    Bob G.
    Exactly 8 years until retirement for me...
    It will be sweet. Especially the way you make it sound!
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