Re: Jupiter & the Moon conjunction Saturday night


I was watching as well, from my backyard with my 8" scope. I barely squeezed them in the same view with my lowest power eyepiece. Just read that Jupiter was 1860 times further away than the Moon!

On Sun, Jun 4, 2017 at 11:13 AM, 'Charles JAGOW' chuck@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:

I saw it also from the driveway in my 10" Meade.
Chuck Jagow
President - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers
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>From: kent@... [backbayastro] []
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>Subject: [backbayastro] Jupiter & the Moon conjunction Saturday night
>Wow, what a great night. I set up my 100/800 scope last night. After Mark O said he could just barely "fit" both in terms the same field of view I tried the same, amd succeeded. It was as pretty if not prettier just gazing at it naked eye.
>But wait, I suspected seeing a bright, tiny spot on Jupiter. Yes, it was Io. About an hour later Io's tiny shadow appeared. If that wasn't enough a half hour later Ganamede's shadow appeared, making up a double shadow transit. It was the best I've ever seen it, as I've been quoted to say now and then.

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