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Loose rivets
29th Sep 2011, 00:02
The night sky of the 27th was spectacular viewed from the east Essex coast. North a tad and up about 35% of the way. (eat your heart out Sir Bernard.) I could see a predominately white planet with moons.

With a pair of low power but good binocs, Zeiss 8 X 30 - I could see at least 3 moons of Jupiter, and even with a slightly light-polluted sky, I could see the Milky Way reasonably well.

What was that freebie program showing the night sky that was popular on such Pprune topics? I've got it on me PC in Texas, but not while I'm home with me Laptop.

Given I've got a fabulous view from this clifftop, all I've got to do is learn to clean the windows without getting a ladder out. Top Flat, you see.

The other thing I've got to do is remember not go to the window with me trousies undone. Comfy they may be in that state, but there's a footpath between us and the cliff edge, and folk often look up and wave.

Gordy
29th Sep 2011, 00:08
Heavens Above (http://www.heavens-above.com/)

Bushfiva
29th Sep 2011, 00:28
Stellarium

jackieofalltrades
29th Sep 2011, 00:33
Highly recommend another freebie:
Stellarium (http://www.stellarium.org/)

11Fan
29th Sep 2011, 01:05
Comfy they may be in that state, but there's a footpath between us and the cliff edge, and folk often look up and wave.

They would then see Jupiter to the East and to the West, Uranus or a Full Moon.

For a quick read on the evening try this.

This Week's Sky at a Glance - SkyandTelescope.com (http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/ataglance)