Saturday, June 29, 2019

observed bright Jupiter from the deck (Bradford)

Casual observing from the back deck while enjoying a pilsner inspired beer, bammed pizza with fresh-fresh basil, and recharging after shady driveway car work.

Rhonda tagged brilliant Jupiter from the west side of the deck; I had to wait an hour to see it from my chair. She checked her SkySafari app. Officially in Ophiuchus. Opposition coming up soon. I talked about transits, eclipses, occultations.

Spotted Spica in the south-west. Later rho spotted a flickering orange star to the right of Jupiter. I surmised it was Antares. Slowly the top two pincer stars showed. Up high we saw bright Arcturus. I saw the Summer Triangle stars over my shoulder.

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