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    Bright object in eastern night sky.

    I was out last night at around 1:00 A.M. and noticed a very bright star/planet pretty high up in the eastern sky. It seemed almost as bright as Venus. I live in a suburb of Dallas so it was the only major point in the sky at that time. I was thinking this may be Saturn but I am not sure. Anybody know?

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    Jupiter

    Almost certainly the planet Jupiter which is well above the eastern horizon at that time. Go to Heavens-Above and bring up the Whole Sky page, and then plug in the time. You may need to add your location too.
    Last edited by schlaugh; 2010-Jul-24 at 06:56 PM. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by adavis1992 View Post
    I was out last night at around 1:00 A.M. and noticed a very bright star/planet pretty high up in the eastern sky. It seemed almost as bright as Venus. I live in a suburb of Dallas so it was the only major point in the sky at that time. I was thinking this may be Saturn but I am not sure. Anybody know?
    As schlaugh says, it was no doubt Jupiter. Check out my thread in this forum regarding Jupiterís current apparition; it contains a link to my related graphics: http://www.bautforum.com/showthread....010-Apparition
    For astronomical graphics and data visit
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    Thanks Curt, for your many informative posts like the one you linked too.
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