We were discussing viewing the planet Uranus in the Things you missed thread, and I went out to look at it tonight, with just binoculars. Ya gotta see it.
Tonight, Mercury was very bright, low and to the right of the crescent moon. Just to the right of the moon about three degrees was delta Capricorni. On the other side of the star was Uranus. It was lined up between two other stars, and I thought I was seeing double. Turns out Uranus is mag. 5.9 and 44 Capricorni is mag. 5.89, 3 arcminutes away from it. Kinda cool.
Check it out tomorrow night. The moon will be about halfway between Mars and Mercury, Mercury much brighter than Mars. Delta Capricorni (mag. 3) will be half way between Mercury and the moon, and Uranus will be just to the right of that star--still in a line, doubled up.
If you miss it, you can add it to the Things you missed.
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<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: GrapesOfWrath on 2002-01-16 07:56 ]</font>