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Been looking at Mars for weeks as it passes close.  Beautiful orange orb.  Also Saturn and Jupiter have been close to each other as well. I have a 5" reflector and every time it's a really clear night and I get it set up in the garden to cool down slowly so it doesn't mist the mirror, by coincidence I always seem to time it on a  full moon which rises and washes everything out...or the clouds roll in.  Bah!

 

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On 10/30/2020 at 6:31 PM, Fifth element said:

Mars is the brighest planet in the sky coming in SE at dusk.

I see jupiter and saturn are close together to the south or SW  same time.

Blue moon tomorrow night on halloween of all nights probably be cloudy I expect.

Was looking forward to the Blue Moon. Blanket crappy weather for miles no chance by eye or my telescope. Gutted

 

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1 hour ago, Bast said:

Been looking at Mars for weeks as it passes close.  Beautiful orange orb.  Also Saturn and Jupiter have been close to each other as well. I have a 5" reflector and every time it's a really clear night and I get it set up in the garden to cool down slowly so it doesn't mist the mirror, by coincidence I always seem to time it on a  full moon which rises and washes everything out...or the clouds roll in.  Bah!

 

 

1 hour ago, Bast said:

Been looking at Mars for weeks as it passes close.  Beautiful orange orb.  Also Saturn and Jupiter have been close to each other as well. I have a 5" reflector and every time it's a really clear night and I get it set up in the garden to cool down slowly so it doesn't mist the mirror, by coincidence I always seem to time it on a  full moon which rises and washes everything out...or the clouds roll in.  Bah!

 

Have a Nexstar 8se. Was looking forward to the seasons darker skies. Unfortunately had about 5 days of minging weather. Supposedly better early next week though.😁

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Wow, I'm envious!

I'm afraid our telescope is nothing as nice as that!  It's a cheap and cheerful bought for my husband when he was recuperating from a major operation.  Had a fella in to fit a carpet recently who is a keen star gazer and said not to be disheartened as even the cheapies do a reasonable job of basic viewing if you set them up properly.  The nice thing about yours is the tracker.  How many times have I got something in the sights for it to disappear a nanosecond later at the tempting higher magnification!  🙄

A place not too far away is Cranborne Chase which was designated an International Dark Sky Reserve a year ago.  Knowing my luck I would troll over there and the clouds come rolling in.  🤣

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