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Occultation by Jupiter, of 45 Capricorni

For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been!"

óJohn Greenleaf Whittier, American poet, Maud Muller, 1854

It seems infinitely sad, that we were unaware of this event and did not attempt to view it. We really do not have the kind of telescopes needed to view it, or the backend instrumentation needed to image it or obtain any data from it, but, oh dear, what an inspiring event to have missed!

Some discussion of this event is here:

And the following image taken by member Computerphysicslab of Stargazer's Lounge

is on this discussion board:

http://stargazerslounge.com/observing-planetary/84684-jupiter-occultation-45-cap.html

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