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September Night Sky

September is the month when I make my annual attempt to have a good look at Neptune. It is not an easy target. It comes to opposition on the 1st of the month, at magnitude 7.8 it is a reasonable binocular object if you know where to look, but that is part of the problem. It is right in the middle of Aquarius, one of the fainter constellations, and will be at its highest at around 11pm mid month at about 30 degrees above the horizon, due south. The general direction is south following the line of the 2 right hand stars of the Square of Pegasus, about twice as far as that side of the square; then...

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