Astronomy: Venus is visible again

For my viewing, the early fall and even late winter astronomical items are more interesting. Right now I consider us to be very close to early fall. And that’s borne out by the fact that on my commute to the train station at 5:30AM I can clearly see Venus shining in the east/southeast direction, about 25 degrees up in the sky.

And pretty soon we get a bit of a lineup with Saturn, Mars and Venus. And then around January we get to see Jupiter again.

But then interesting stars will start showing up, E.g. Sirius, Procyon, and Rigel.

It’s tough being an amateur astronomer in a city. The light pollution not to mention weather conditions means we get a lot more cloudy nights than clear. But with a decent set of binoculars which I’ve had for a few years now you can pick out some of the lower order magnitude stars.

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