See Jupiter and Uranus in the pre-dawn sky

May 3, 2010 | By | Add a Comment
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Early morning risers can look above the Eastern horizon in the pre-dawn sky and easily see the planet Jupiter. To the unaided eye, it looks like a brilliant white star. If you happen to have a pair of binoculars or a telescope, look at the position marked for a very pale green star. That’s Uranus. Keep in mind it’s not very impressive. Even in a high powered telescope, Uranus only appears like a tiny pale featureless disc.

Jupiter and Uranus in the morning pre-dawn sky. Chart prepared for 5.30am Tuesday morning for Brisbane (Queensland, Australia). The chart is suitable for use in all Eastern Australian capital citites.

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