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Clear skies, but very turbulent air.

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Went out a few minutes before sun set. I was hoping to get to view Mercury and Venus, but they must have been to close to the Sun for me to see them in the glow.

Skysafari showed Jupiter and Saturn were well placed, Jupiter being just past zenith, Saturn not yet reaching it.

I pushed my dob till I thought it was about right and much to my surprise Jupiter was in the finder scope! I had locked out and got it in my field of view with it not yet showing in the sky.

The wind was causing my 8" to jiggle making it difficult to focus. I could make out quite a bit of banding and even the GRS but not clear and crisp.

Saturn finally appeared and I looked at it till the mosquitos ran me inside. All I can say about Saturn was you could see it.

I think if it hadn't been for the stuff breeze, it would have been some good viewing.

It would have been great to have seen Mercury and Venus giving me 5 of the planets in one evening.

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