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    Default Planets a-hoy! The benefits of getting up early.



    There are some definite advantages in getting up early at the moment, assuming there are clear skies, as I discovered this morning.

    I got up at 4:30am, after turning on the dew heater on the 'scope last night in preparation, and opened the observatory. Basically, there was a grand choice of solar system objects on view, Jupiter, Venus and the Moon too all in a crystal clear sky.

    You can find the full details of my morning on my blog, but here are the best images from the morning's observation:

    Jupiter_20120909_0409_52_5.jpgMoon_20120909_0503_41.jpgVenus_20120909_0514_16-1024x767.jpg
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    Default Re: Planets a-hoy! The benefits of getting up early.

    Nice shots. I call it "staying up late". I also went out at 1:30am last night and stayed out this about 4am watching the moon and Jupiter.
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    Default Re: Planets a-hoy! The benefits of getting up early.

    I will give it a couple of months and wait until Jupiter moves itself into a more civilised hour!!

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    Default Re: Planets a-hoy! The benefits of getting up early.

    It looks like getting up early was well worth the effort. Great stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny ringo View Post
    Nice shots. I call it "staying up late". I also went out at 1:30am last night and stayed out this about 4am watching the moon and Jupiter.
    Thanks. Surely though "staying up late" requires not going to bed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanishfly View Post
    I will give it a couple of months and wait until Jupiter moves itself into a more civilised hour!!
    Well, it will certainly be nearer then. Still, Jupiter is visible in the East from around 11pm.
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    Default Re: Planets a-hoy! The benefits of getting up early.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen_Usher View Post
    Thanks. Surely though "staying up late" requires not going to bed?
    Nah. I sleep in the morning. I work late shifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny ringo View Post
    Nah. I sleep in the morning. I work late shifts.
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