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Old 09-23-2008, 08:42 AM   #1
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Got a backyard telescope? Tonight, point it at Jupiter. The giant planet is passing mere arcminutes from a 6th magnitude star in Sagittarius, creating the illusion of an extra moon. See if you can distinguish the genuine satellites from the doppelganger.

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Old 09-23-2008, 06:50 PM   #2
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I see fake moons at both Jupiter and Saturn all the time Have to look at a up to date moon position chart and see which ones are moons and which ones are stars in the back ground. I just got a new scope this year, a Meade 8" LX200R-GPS what a great scope I can go to any object and it will be in the center of my eyepiece. I have seen 30 Galaxies in a mater of minutes. I'm still learning how to use this scope.
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