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 Post subject: Uranus Viewing, 2017
PostPosted: January 18th, 2017, 5:07 pm 
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Looking for Uranus? On the night of 23 January it can be found less than a degree east of the F-class magnitude 5.2 star Zeta Piscium. Remember, at least a binocular will be needed.


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 Post subject: Re: Uranus Viewing, 2017
PostPosted: February 1st, 2017, 7:46 pm 
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Uranus lies seven degrees higher than the Moon in tonight's darkening sky. Meanwhile, the planet's separation from Zeta Piscium has extended to a full degree. The Starry Night Pro Plus lists Uranus' current magnitude as 5.9.


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 Post subject: Re: Uranus Viewing, 2017
PostPosted: May 29th, 2017, 6:38 pm 
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Uranus and Venus will be fairly close to each other on the morning of Friday the 2nd. Unfortunately, by the time they are both fifteen degrees up (4:52am CDT) the sky will already have begun to brighten. Uranus will hit fifteen degrees on the 11th at 4:15am in darkness, but that full darkness still only last a few minutes. Be patient!


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