How to see Uranus near the full Hunter's Moon in the night sky this week

rod

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A tough target to view tonight :). The Hunter's Moon is up and very bright at my location tonight sitting in Pisces. Lovely sight in the fields and woods with no lights around. Moonlight all over the pastures and woods now. Starry Night shows some 10.5 degrees or a bit more angular separation in the sky between Uranus and the Moon. Viewing Uranus even with a small telescope will be challenging. Meteors too :)
 
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Sorry, Rod, I know that the sentence is correct, but a slight possibility of misinterpretation made me smile:

"The Hunter's Moon is up and very bright at my location tonight sitting in Pisces"

Does the sitting in Pisces refer to your location?

Cat :)
 
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rod

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Cat in post #3 asked, "Does the sitting in Pisces refer to your location?"

Very good Cat, I could say yes :), however I prefer viewing from an undisclosed location in M31, and sometimes visiting here on Earth :) Yes Cat, I referred to the Moon's position in the sky last night in Pisces. I use Stellarium, Starry Night software. Rather than provide the celestial coordinates, I use the constellation where the Moon is visible in. Stellarium and Starry Night do a good job of showing the sky set to your specific geolocation for observing.
 

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