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Originally posted by luxordelphi
Just want to go on record: last night I was able to see the 'moons' of 'Jupiter' with a pair of VERY cheap binoculars and an almost full moon blazing right next to them. My witness associate was pretty sure he saw them with the naked eye. Naked-eye viewing of 'Uranus' tomorrow night with the moon full and blazing and very close to 'Jupiter' is next on the agenda. Then I'll be calling 'Ripley's.'
Your binoculars have about the same power as did Galileo's first telescope. Except that you get to look with both eyes, while Galileo could only look with one.
First you will need to find Jupiter. Go to www.skymaps.com... to download a free skymap. Use this map to help you determine where Jupiter is right now. Look at Jupiter through your binoculars.
Ganymede, Callisto, Io, and Europa, Jupiter's largest moons, are going to look like four small stars. If you watch them long enough you will actually be able to see them move. If you don't see all four it means that some of them are hiding behind Jupiter. Check again in a few hours to see the missing ones come out of hiding. As you look at them you should think about what you are seeing. Five other worlds, one planet and four of its moons.
Originally posted by weedwhacker.
So, still (alas for the hard-core believers) no "nibiru".