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post Apr 11 2013, 06:15 PM
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Anybody going to have clear skies this weeknd to try this?

I have never visually spotted Jove in the daylight hours but a few years back, I set up my scope, aligned it and there it was! I could actually see the cloud bands in broad daylight! A really cool experience. ohmy.gif

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post Apr 27 2015, 05:35 AM
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Well, well, well. I tried this Saturday late afternoon....and it worked.

I set up my scope, did an align (hoping that it would work properly without being able to see the guide stars), and voila....the 1st time I slewed to Jove, it was visible in the finderscope. Awesome. From there it was easy enough to wrangle it in the main eyepiece.

What a wacky scene being able to discern the cloud bands on Jupiter all during the day. It was sweet. I only wish I would have had the ambition to put the camera on it.

Is there nothing science can't do????



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post Apr 27 2015, 05:55 AM
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QUOTE(vomit @ Apr 27 2015, 06:35 AM) *
Well, well, well. I tried this Saturday late afternoon....and it worked.

I set up my scope, did an align (hoping that it would work properly without being able to see the guide stars), and voila....the 1st time I slewed to Jove, it was visible in the finderscope. Awesome. From there it was easy enough to wrangle it in the main eyepiece.

What a wacky scene being able to discern the cloud bands on Jupiter all during the day. It was sweet. I only wish I would have had the ambition to put the camera on it.

Is there nothing science can't do????


Wow, I never imagined that this is even possible!

I've nor taken the scope out in months unfortunately, too much of a chore when there was snow, now, clouds are present virtually every day. Add to the fact that I've just been so busy, means opportunities have been scarce.

Hope things are well with you! Nice to see you pop in.



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post Apr 27 2015, 10:27 AM
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QUOTE(MaineJay @ Apr 27 2015, 06:55 AM) *
Wow, I never imagined that this is even possible!

I've nor taken the scope out in months unfortunately, too much of a chore when there was snow, now, clouds are present virtually every day. Add to the fact that I've just been so busy, means opportunities have been scarce.

Hope things are well with you! Nice to see you pop in.


Yessir. I am still around but I took a new position which is a lot busier than my last job. I sure had fun with the scope this Saturday. I am going to see about lugging it to my camp this weekend for some really dark skies!

(By the by, it is quite possible I will be in Maine later this year......Jay, Maine, I think Maine Jay!)


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post May 16 2015, 06:53 AM
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QUOTE(vomit @ Apr 27 2015, 11:27 AM) *
Yessir. I am still around but I took a new position which is a lot busier than my last job. I sure had fun with the scope this Saturday. I am going to see about lugging it to my camp this weekend for some really dark skies!

(By the by, it is quite possible I will be in Maine later this year......Jay, Maine, I think Maine Jay!)


Lol, located on the mighty Androscoggin river, ~40 miles to my north-northeast as the crow flies. Ever been to Maine?


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