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any stargazers out there?

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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
noticed 2 stars last night close to each other to the right of the moon, one of the stars shon quite bright, the other not so bright
just interested in knowing what these stars are? intruiged
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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
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#1
I've seen these over the last few weeks too, will try to find out....
banned#2
Addjon knows!!
#3
One will be Venus, the other is probably Jupiter
#5
Saturn and little Porrima - Planet and Star
[mod]#6
Click

Also noticed them yesterday,forgot about it until now :)
1 Like #7
Little Porrima AKA Gamma Virginis is a binary star, consisting of two stars of approximately equal apparent magnitudes. So you're seeing 3 objects not two...

8)
1 Like #8
I heard ET was filming the sequel...
#9
Predikuesi
One will be Venus, the other is probably Jupiter

No.... where did you figure that one out from.
Spica... bit further out is Saturn
#10
Mallinersha
Little Porrima AKA Gamma Virginis is a binary star, consisting of two stars of approximately equal apparent magnitudes. So you're seeing 3 objects not two...

8)


so im guessing the brighter of the two (or 3) stars was saturn?
#11
The Google Sky maps app is good at IDing quite a few things
#12
I was also outside on saturday night and we were all talking about this. Very interesting!
#13
brettytopbanana
I was also outside on saturday night and we were all talking about this. Very interesting!


Ive always been facinated by space but thats about as far as ive gone
Would love a telescope to make it more of a past time
These 2/3 stars definitly have something about them!
#14
It's Planet X...!!!
#15
SWhyFader
Mallinersha
Little Porrima AKA Gamma Virginis is a binary star, consisting of two stars of approximately equal apparent magnitudes. So you're seeing 3 objects not two...

8)

so im guessing the brighter of the two (or 3) stars was saturn?


Correct

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