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Old 09-26-2022, 09:02 PM   #1
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May be a post already. I didn’t see one when I searched “Jupiter” … apologies if I missed it
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In the Eastern sky(low to the horizon right now) Jupiter is closer than it’s been in close to 60 years and won’t be this close again for close to a century and a half
Supposedly you’ll be able to see its 4 biggest moons as well

I just gave it a look and it’s the brightest object by far in the southeast Texas sky.

Wish I could take pics but my hands are too shaky

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Old 09-26-2022, 09:41 PM   #2
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So are the two moons very close to Jupiter kinda to the lower left? I guess I’m looking at Jupiter, front of my house faces straight east, clear sky, very bright star just to the south of east.
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Old 09-26-2022, 10:25 PM   #3
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Used my scope to get a good look
3 moons lower left
1 was upper right
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Old 09-26-2022, 10:27 PM   #4
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Yup viewed with binos that's pretty cool
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Old 09-26-2022, 10:35 PM   #5
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Nice. Thanks for the reminder.


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Old 09-26-2022, 10:47 PM   #6
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Quote:
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So are the two moons very close to Jupiter kinda to the lower left? I guess Iím looking at Jupiter, front of my house faces straight east, clear sky, very bright star just to the south of east.

Thatís it.
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Old 09-26-2022, 10:51 PM   #7
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Download the SkyView app. Just point your phone towards the sky
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:46 AM   #8
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Very cool. Easier than I thought to find it. Saw all 4 moons with 10x binos. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 09-27-2022, 07:27 AM   #9
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Saw it last night after football practice but didn't know what it was. Will it be the same tonight?
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Old 09-28-2022, 06:41 AM   #10
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Went out with my daughter’s cheapo telescope and could see the bands on Jupiter and the four moons, thanks for posting.

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Old 09-28-2022, 09:08 AM   #11
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Interesting. I'll have to get the telescope out tonight. I live way out in the country and have pretty good clean night sky.
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