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Old 08-26-2010, 10:52 PM   #21
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It says Mars is behind the sun and we can not see it at all.... So what the heck is that big bright thing right below the moon I'm looking at then?....
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:18 AM   #22
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I dunno. I went outside to look and those motion detector lights went off and blinded me. I'm going to have to wait till they reset then shut them off and look again. It's cold out there. Only 58 and somethings quacking at me and it's not a duck. The sky is clear. What time should I look for meteors?
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:52 AM   #23
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Havalotta, you should be able to see Mars (and Venus and Saturn) setting in the West just after sunset.

Jupiter is the big show this week, near our moon. I can see three of Jupiter's moons tonight with my birding binoculars, but with any telescope it should be easy to see all four of the "Galilean" moons for the next day or so, the ones Galileo could see with his telescope.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:27 AM   #24
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I've been watching the meteors all before midnight.
Ooooo Oooo Ooo I just found a telescope left in a rental. Wonder if it's any good.
ONCE and a while you get something worthwhile when people move on. Doesn't happen too often though.
I would love to see something other than sparkles up there!
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:29 AM   #25
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I was up with John at 3am this morning, went out to look at the moon and saw a bright object near it. That is Jupiter? Wow! And its moons? Man, I am gonna look tonight for sure!

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We had a good telescope until.... "not me" or "I didn't do it" or "I didn't hear anything crash" knocked it over running through the house. That's something I should look for on Craigs list maybe to find a good used one. It woulda been way cool to see rings.
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:39 PM   #27
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I cannot tell you how many times I have told people to "snopes" something that they truly believed. Good to know that I am not the only one.
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I cannot tell you how many times I have told people to "snopes" something that they truly believed. Good to know that I am not the only one.
I love snopes. Often when I come across something difficult to believe, I search "debunk" and whatever topic I'm skeptical of...I wasn't terribly skeptical when skimming this thread, so thank you, jack for catching it.
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No meteors this week??? No moons for Jupiter??? No rings for Saturn with a telescope??? I've been duped and I've been going out there getting eaten alive by skeeters??? That sucks.
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:07 PM   #30
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Not sure what you mean, Equilibrium, but I can see Jupiter and a couple moons right now.
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