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Jan. 6th Conjunction

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Hayduke27    240

I didn't think I was going to get to see this, as the weather was calling for cloudy skies.  However, I rose at 06:00 anyway, got my winter clothes on, grabbed my binoculars and headed out into the cold and snow to see what I could see.  Alas, I was rewarded!  The planets were higher in the sky than I had anticipated, and the viewing, though a little hazy, was plenty good for seeing the conjunction.  There were some nice views of the moon through the haze as well.  A nice way to spend a morning.  Did anyone else manage to catch a glimpse of this?

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Stu    15,888

Missed your post somehow hayduke. It was a lovely sight whether naked eye, through binos or a scope. Glad you caught it.

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