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Saturn/Venus : quick view

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Finally had a break in the clouds today at 9.30pm. So decided to try the omc 140 out for a quick look at Saturn and Venus in the front garden - with the wind blowing, not very dark and adjacent street light.

Didn't let the scope cool , but after about 15 mins the view became surprisingly good.

Nice crisp views but no cassini visible with 10mm ep. I could see what I think were 3 moons to the left and something below maybe 5 to 6 planet diameters down- is there a moon in this position?

Venus looked nice- crisp and bright again.

Glad I made the effort as conditions turned worse as I packed up.

Today I was using the stock diagonal and ep's that came with my Helios scope, but soon will be getting better ones - can't wait to get out again.


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