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Re: 3 Planets, 1 FOV

Subject: Re: 3 Planets, 1 FOV
From: "manastro"
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2005 19:00:26 +0200
Newsgroups: sci.astro.amateur
my modest picture too :)

"Pfudrucker" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de
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> I was fortunate enough to catch the close gathering of Venus, Mercury,
> and Saturn from Monroe, WA. The clouds held off just long enough to get
> a great view of this spectacular threesome.
> I had the best view through my ETX-60 with a 13mm Nagler. All 3 planets
> fit in the field of view, and barley make out the slightest hint of
> separation in Saturns rings. The false color on Venus was horrible, but
> not matter. The setup was quick enough that I didn't feel bad that the
> weather only allowed for 45 minutes of viewing. If had drug out the
> Genesis or the 13" dob, I may have left disappointed. I brought my wife
> and mother-in-law along. The MIL had never seen any planet in a
> telescope before, so tonight, she saw 4 (we snuck over to Jupiter as
> well).
> Matt Simmons

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