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September Night Sky

The nights are getting longer as we enter September, and there is less time to wait after sunset for true darkness. But the summer sky, particularly the southerly parts in Sagittarius is disappearing; catch it while you can. The areas further north in and around Cygnus will be with us for a while yet. September is also the obvious month for having a look at Neptune. At Magnitude 8, and just 2" in diameter, it is never an easy object. Nor does it help that it is lurking 10 degrees south of the equator in Aquarius, quite an obscure constellation SW of Pegasus, with no star brighter than magnitude...

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