It was only 4℉ out but it was clear so I took some time to try out my 8″ SCT now that I have it better collimated. Mars was high in the sky, so I got a good view of it despite looking straight through the jetstream. This is the first time I’ve resolved surface detail as more than a single dark spot on Mars!

Jupiter was out as well, but it was low over a neighbor’s roof, so it didn’t come out much different than my previous attempts. I’ll probably have to wait till next time it comes around the sky later in the year before I can get good views again.

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