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Journal FortKnox's Journal: Patience has been rewarded! 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!

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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