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 Post subject: Neptune Viewing, 2017
PostPosted: January 18th, 2017, 4:50 pm 
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There are a scant number of evenings left to see Neptune before it ducks down into bright sunset--and only if your western horizon is clear.

Below are the altitudes at which Neptune can be found in the Baton Rouge evening after twilight is completed...
18 January = 21˚
20 January = 20˚
22 January = 18˚
24 January = 16˚
Twilight ends during this date span anywhere from 6:54pm to 6:58pm CST.


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PostPosted: September 4th, 2017, 7:06 pm 
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Neptune reaches opposition at midnight this coming nighttime period. It can be found, however, at 10pm tonight; it is 1˚07' east of the magnitude 3.7, K-class variable Lambda Aquarii. Neptune's bluish disk is about 2.4" across at this time.


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