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Old 30-11-2008, 10:19   #1
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Jupiter and Venus conjunction

Have you seen them in the southwestern sky? The official conjunction is on Monday night. Venus is so bright it looks like an aircraft with its landing lights on.

If you have a good pair of stabilized binoculars you can see Jupiter's moons.

Mercury will appear in late December. Being so close to the sun you will be able to see it right after sunset but not much longer after that.

SkyandTelescope.com - This Week's Sky at a Glance

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...112901775.html
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Thanks for the explanation. Fantastic view from St Pete Fl !!
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Perfect timing David. We have a 7 yr old on the dock, and last night he was out for a walk. Amazed by both planets. We are saving the site to help hum identify the night sky......THANKS.....i2f
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We recently made a passage from the Caribbean to Bradenton, Florida. Each night, we watched Jupiter and Venus get closer and closer together.

I'm back home in Nevis now, and will be sure to turn my 60x scope on the two tomorrow night. The four Galilean moons of Jupiter are clearly visible at 60x, and the skies are clear here with the tradewinds kicking back in. Thanks for the tip, David.
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My brother tipped me off to the GPS telescope. Certainly don't have the bucks to buy one but now anyone can seem like a celestial expert.

Point and shoot so to speak.

http://www.navigadget.com/index.php/.../gps-telescope
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