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January Night Sky

When planning what to look at in the night sky, for some objects all you need to know is the month - so, for example, in January, Orion, and its famous Nebula,  will still be well placed in the sky, as they are every January. Solar system objects move on more complex cycles, but still mostly in ways that can be predicted far in advance - so, this January, Jupiter will also be well placed for observing, and that could have been predicted a century ago. But some types of objects can appear out of the blue ( black?). On 17 August this year, Terry Lovejoy,an Australian amateur astronomer, discovered...

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