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Wednesday, 20 January 2021

A good opportunity to see Uranus

Yes, thank you: we can do without the schoolboy jokes!
At the moment (when it's clear) Mars is still a bright orange-red object in the constellation of Aries: at 7.00pm it's just west of straight up. Through binoculars or a birding scope the gas giant planet Uranus is visible as a faint greenish 'star' below and to the east. At magnitude 5.8, you might be better off taking a photo with a DSLR and enlarging the image! However, there won't be a better chance of seeing this, the seventh planet out from the Sun for a long time!

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