Jupiter & Saturn

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  1. carptrash

    carptrash Active Member

    I have been watchng Saturn slowly catching up with Jupiter for the last few months without realizing that it would merge into an historic "Christmas Star" event. They will be closest together on Dec. 21, I urge you to go out and locate them before that so that you can get a sense of how they move. That is right after sunset, in the low southwest. Here is a NASA diagram. Enjoy, and they go very well with eggnog and . . ....... whatever.
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  2. aggie

    aggie Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up Carptrash. I went out and did my pre-spotting last night and hope to see the merge tonight.
     
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  3. carptrash

    carptrash Active Member

    I am hoping to eget a good picture tonight.
     
  4. aggie

    aggie Well-Known Member

    We got a good look the night of the 21st. Our binoculars aren't very powerful but we could clearly see the two planets.
     
  5. carptrash

    carptrash Active Member

    This is the picture I got on the 21st.
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  6. carptrash

    carptrash Active Member

    Jupiter (and a hard to see in this pic Saturn) are in the upper left.
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  7. pegmih

    pegmih Well-Known Member

    Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, I saw the 2 planets.
    Last night, Christmas Eve, the clouds parted just in time for me to see the CHRISTMAS STAR.
     
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