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Old 20-12-2020, 10:27 PM
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Tinderboxsky (Steve)
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The cloud continued to clear to the south west and since my main scope was stranded on the north eastern side of our house, I set up my portable Zeiss 85T*FL on a Vixen Porta mount on the western side of the house and waited for Jupiter and Saturn to appear in the twilight. I had a grand view of the setting pair in the fading twilight through some gum trees.

At first glance all 4 moons appeared lined up and extending past Saturn. But a quick check in SkySafari confirmed the outer most point of light was the star HD191250, a mag 7 star in Capricornus. Europa commenced a transit across Jupiter at about 9.50pm.
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