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    Jupiter-Venus "distances"
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2015 Apr 18, 20:13 -0700

    Over the next month or two we have a great opportunity to shoot the angle between Venus and Jupiter in evening twilight every convenient evening. Tonight I tried it with six different sextants within about fifteen minutes. It's great practice from any backyard and requires no artificial horizon. Tomorrow, just preset to 64°, aim at Venus, then roll slowly left until Jupiter slides into view. It's helpful to position yourself so Jupiter is on a branch or a roofline so you know when you're near the right spot. I shot center-to-center angles but there are other options...

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