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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Jupiter In the Morning

Jupiter is high in the early morning sky now, and the weather is starting to cool off a bit here. Here is the configuration of the Galilean moons that I saw on September 11. This is from the Sky&Telescope on-line Jovian moon display.

I've even been able to do some "sidewalk astronomy" in the style of guru John Dobson: I have the telescope set up on my driveway, and I offer the pre-dawn dog walkers a look at Jupiter and Galileo's moons. They are always very pleased. It is a nice way to start the day!

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  1. What a small world; I always offer the pre-dawn star-gazers a look at my dog!

    Woof, woof and chomp.......

    73.......Steve Smith WB6TNL
    "Snort Rosin"

  2. I bought an Android phone just to use Google Sky. It's a free app that displays
    the 'universe' just by holding the phone
    at arm's length.(using the gps, compass
    and accelerometer.) 'Space Junk' also
    shows what we sent up...
    73 de NT1G


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