How similar my case is. I have my telescope on the balcony, although in Lebanon our sky is forever beautiful and so near, I have the problem of the pine trees. I try to be on the look just before both the moon and after midnight Jupiter, are not behind our pine trees.
I have another view from the terrace above, but it was fresh the last few nights. I am more comfortable down.
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I have the same problem on my balcony, I try to catch the moon and later on Jupiter, just before they are hidden by our Pine Trees. The Lebanese sky is so beautiful and clear, but I cannot go on the terrace where it will be above the trees, it was rather fresh the last few days.
The last two nights, I was very pleased observing the moon, but Jupiter not as much. I will try again for Jupiter. Thanks for your Topic, Juliette
Have you considered your 2009 Hot Product Lite Scope. I’ve one on order and am excited by it’s weight. You can get 12″ for 6 pounds in a backup if you are willing to pay a premium.
I’ve had some of my best naked-eye viewing from a mountaintop. In January of 2009 a friend and I camped near the summit of Rocky Peak Ridge (in the Adirondacks). We had a gorgeous view of Jupiter and Venus, as well as being able to see the Andromeda galaxy without any problems.
This type of camping isn’t for the faint of heart, though. That night it went down to -30 Celcius (-20 to -25 F). Good thing for mummy bags!
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