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October Night Sky

Uranus comes to opposition on 7 October, and will be well placed for observing for much of the winter. If you have been struggling to find, or see much of, Neptune over the past month, then Uranus will be a welcome change, as it is about 6 times brighter (Magnitude 5.9), at 3.6" almost twice the apparent diameter, 15 degrees higher in the sky, and in an easier part of the sky for finding things through through star hopping. The map below should help:   The Square of Pegasus should be easy enough to find looking south at around 11pm - the map shows the bottom 2 stars; directly below...

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