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Lazy Al    Posted 12-11-2002 at 04:17:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Has any one seen Saturn in all it's splendor in the south eastern sky
just before sun rise . I guess if you had a good telescope you
it's rings . I don't , but it sure is bright
Al


Ana--a question    Posted 12-11-2002 at 07:55:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Being uninformed about stars, let me ask, is it that really big one in the east or is that something else?


Chuck, WA    Posted 12-11-2002 at 12:44:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Go to this link: http://www.wunderground.com/sky/index.asp and enter your zip code. At the left of the next page with the star map, check off the features you want identified (just planets would be a good start since that makes them easy to spot), select the date and time, select the direction and it will redraw to your selections. For example, for my 99320 zip code, if I check planets, constellations and constellation names, Dec 12 at 5 am, and West, the map shows Saturn just about at the center of the picture, at the top point of a triangle formed by Orion, Taurus and Saturn.

Have fun!


Maggie/TX    Posted 12-11-2002 at 21:35:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chuck, what a neat site! Thank you for sharing that!

It really is exciting to see Saturn through a good telescope. It is one thing to know it has rings and another to actually SEE them for yourself with a telescope.


Lazy Al    Posted 12-11-2002 at 09:37:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's probably the one . I'm no star gazer either .But the weather man was talking about it
and the rings are flat to the earth now so it makes it look big .
Al


Bob /Ont.    Posted 12-11-2002 at 10:51:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey you Stargazers, if you realy want to know what you are looking at, there is a plastic sky chart about a foot in dia. Dail it to the day of the year then the time of night. It has all the stars shown in the circle that you can see and they are named. Stand with your back to the north hold the chart up to the sky and see the star location so you can identify them. Get one where telescopes are sold.
Later Bob


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