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Patience has been rewarded!

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 9 years ago

Space 10

Today I was able to zero in something besides the moon! I found Jupiter!!
I've been having trouble with patience while using my scope, because... well, you try sitting perfectly still slowly moving a telescope in below freezing tempatures for over 90 minutes!Today I was able to zero in something besides the moon! I found Jupiter!!
I've been having trouble with patience while using my scope, because... well, you try sitting perfectly still slowly moving a telescope in below freezing tempatures for over 90 minutes!

Anywho, Jupiter is close enough to the moon and with the city pollution, its the only star anywhere near the moon. I was able to find it with my 20mm relatively quickly. I then used the barrow to get a good look at a yellow sphere.
I pulled out the 4mm lense and took some time but eventually found it. Couldn't get a good focus on it (pollution, most likely), but I did get a good look and found Io, Ganymede, and Callisto! My fingers had already lost all feeling and it is late and I haven't had much sleep[1], so I didn't get out the barrow for the 4mm.

I hope these planets (jupiter & saturn) are up when I go looking in the summer! :-D

[1] Wife had worse spinal headaches, got a bloodpatch in the hospital last night, got to sleep after 3am, nurse came to see Jenna at 8am. Oh, did I mention Jenna developed jaundice now that she's at home? Have to use a belliblanket, which makes her look like a glow-worm. Wife tried to take pics of this, but the camera doesn't pick up UV colors, so I made a movie of it (just haven't u/led it yet).

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So You Have A.. (1)

the_mad_poster (640772) | more than 9 years ago | (#11792179)

glowing yellow baby?

THAT has to be quite a sight. You could just focus your telescope on the little one.

And, hey, be glad the kid got a minor flare of jaundice that you can treat at home rather than some big major issue. When my brother was born he needed a blood transfusion because his bilirubin level was so high.

Spinal headaches (1)

On Lawn (1073) | more than 9 years ago | (#11792336)


Worst headache I've ever had, your wife has my sympathy. I had a spinal tap for spinal menengitis when I was 5.

Our latest kid was slightly jaundice, and only took a few days to clear up. Hope everything goes well over there.

Billiblanket (1)

Otter (3800) | more than 9 years ago | (#11792362)

A friend had her baby in one of those and one of those nosy neighbor types decided she and her husband were growing pot...

Jaundice? Oh my! (1)

ellem (147712) | more than 9 years ago | (#11793492)

What are Jenna's Diffie-Hellman numbers like?

Re:Jaundice? Oh my! (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 9 years ago | (#11794486)

her bilirubens were 17.5 when she got the blanket. Next day was 20.3, then it was 17.8 yesterday. Had the blood drawn just a bit ago so we'll see where she is today in an hour or two...

Diffie-Hellman? (1)

sulli (195030) | more than 9 years ago | (#11795949)

They encrypt jaundice results?

Almanac (1)

Blackneto (516458) | more than 9 years ago | (#11793738)

Buy one.
Old farmers, whatever.
They will have the times of all the planet's rising and setting.

There's also some online resources i guess.

But when I was stargazing an almanac was the schnizzitts.

TEASE!!! (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 9 years ago | (#11794521)

With that subject, I was expecting the rollout of Unread!

I guess I'm happy that other, life-things are going well for you, though.

I guess. ;)

Re:TEASE!!! (1)

TechnoLust (528463) | more than 9 years ago | (#11795696)

That's what I was thinking too! Oh and FK, Jupiter isn't a star. ;-)

You couldn't find Europa? (1)

lab16 (416283) | more than 9 years ago | (#11795670)

It's right between Io and Callisto right now...
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