Last clear skies I've had (day or night) was Valentines day for the Sun. 10 days; I'm stressing... Tried for today; the skies were clear until a bit after 1PM. I left early hoping to get home and have some Solar viewing complete with some added Vitamin-D, but it was not to be
I took a look at Stellarium to see when the Moon would be up. I have a new Baader T-ring which I'm seriously wanting to try with my old orange C80. It just misses focus with my Vixen T-ring, and the Baader shaves off 8mm, so I'm hoping. The image quality probably won't be much different from my C80-HD, but I have to see. My
OK, back on topic; I'm tired
I took a look at Stellarium for the next bit of time, and noticed this: From Feb. 24 to March 6th, Jupiter and Venus will be less than 5 degrees away from each other.
I'm sure space-related websites have mentioned this, but for me it was a happy Wow-look-at-that revelation
From my place on the planet, I'm at roughly 44/-79 degrees Lat/Long; which is north of Toronto, Canada. My best views will be at 7PM (dusk) before they both disappear over the western horizon.
I should go more north and camp out at Thunder Bay for this
If you do get a chance and have the location, it should be a nice view. They're both bright enough that I should even be able to see them both through the haze that has been non-stop here. I have a couple of wide-field 60mm scopes that fits all this in well; I'll try to get some pics; clouds probably included...
Hope your days/nights are clearer than mine, and all the best!