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December Night Sky

One of the frustrating things about observing in a UK autumn is mist and fog. Those mild, sunny days that we have had recently under high pressure quickly yield to misty evenings that may obscure deep sky objects, and cause dewing problems. Planets are not so badly affected, but only Uranus, and Neptune if you are persistent (I finally managed to spot it last night from my back garden in Bath despite a nearby first quarter moon!),  are available. But there are also double stars, and they can be enjoyed in pretty well any conditions that allow observing at all. The best example visible mid evening...

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