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Old 09-01-2020, 04:17 PM
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Tinderboxsky (Steve)
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And donít forget the good opposition of Mars later in the year.

The very close Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in December is very tantalising. I will be making every effort to observe this even if it means travelling to find clear skies low in the west. At least down here there will be sufficient opportunity in the fading twilight to observe this at closest approach. The two are very close on the days before and after the closest approach, so hopefully there will be a break in the weather to observe this.

The two planets and their moons in the one medium power FOV should be quite a sight even if the low elevation robs the planets of fine surface detail.

It will be worth trying for a full daylight observation earlier on the day. No moons to observe though.
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