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If you want to take a good look at Uranus...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Starman, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    ... it's just about to set, in the Eastern time zone.

    Just to the left and slightly higher than Venus -- it should be visible in the same field of vision in a decent pair of binoculars. A greenish-looking dot.

    Jupiter is right close by (If you're using binoculars to examine Uranus -- and who wouldn't?? -- you should be able to see Jupiter's four largest moons).

    Meanwhile Mars is rising in the east.

    I want my countree back.
  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Google sky app will help people.
  3. Thnx, Star, this was helpful. When I pointed out the various lights last night, friends thought I was frickin' Carl Sagan. Of course, they were slightly drunk.
  4. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member


    I thought this was about the UCLA cheerleader.

    Carry on, wayward son.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Huh, huh, you said your anus. Huh, huh.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    She followed the request to "take a good look at Uranus." And I'm choosing to ignore chef's post.

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  7. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

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  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The relatively "safe" pronunciation is "Ur-Rann-is," which avoids the other two which can both go the wrong way very quickly. :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Personally, I think they should rename it "Goofy," to make up for the de-planetization of Pluto, and also for its 84-degree rotational inclination.

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