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Sugarloaf Friday 18th December

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3 years 7 months ago #109813 by lunartic_old
Replied by lunartic_old on topic Sugarloaf Friday 18th December
Hi Aubrey
It was looking a little iffy to begin with, the cloud looking like it would spoil the show.  They made their appearance eventually, Jupiter visible to the naked eye first, a little later Saturn was seen.  I used my 20x90 binoculars, three of Jupiter's moons were seen, there was no sign of Titan.
There were a good number of people there, I left a little after 5.00.  The Wind was strong and it was cold.
Paul

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3 years 7 months ago #109814 by michael_murphy
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Hi Aubrey,

As Paul said it was a successful (if cold) evening.

I'll be there tomorrow at 4.

Michael.
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3 years 7 months ago #109815 by flt158
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That's great news from you both, Paul and Michael.

Massive congratulations to you both!!

I'll be up at the Sugarloaf for 4 pm on Sunday with the scope and 6 layers of clothing on.

We seem to be promised clear skies again for tomorrow Sunday.

Very best regards from Aubrey.
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3 years 7 months ago - 3 years 7 months ago #109819 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Very many thanks Paul, and Michael for your reports. The only thing I can add to them is that I managed to spot a 4th Moon, but I'll have to confirm whether it was one of Jupiter's. 

I observed it at 138X. Through the 9mm eyepiece, which has a 66 degree AFOV, I had both planets in the eyepiece. 

Looking forward to seeing them again this evening. 

All the best, 

Darren. 
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3 years 7 months ago #109820 by michael_murphy
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Hello All,

The weather is looking good so I will be heading up. See you at 4.

Michael.
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3 years 7 months ago #109821 by flt158
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Valerie and I are having a quick lunch.
Then we will be at the Sugarloaf at 4 pm.

Come on now! Who else is coming??

Clear skies are guaranteed for today Sunday!

Aubrey.
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