Here I was looking southwest last night, and sitting there low on the horizon was a very very bright star. I looked over my shoulder at mars then back at this star.
It was around the Deneb/Sadalsud/Formhault area of the sky. Comparing it's magnitude to Mars, i'd have to say it was about 10 times brighter and looked 3 times larger. I checked my charts and Venus was not visible at all, Nepune and Uranus were in that area also, but are far to dim to have been the culprit.
I was unable to get exact position so don't have co-ords to post.
I observed it over a good hour of time on and off, and it's position was static with the other stars, so wasn't a plane or satalite either.
Anyone have a clue what this object was?