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It is a treat up in the sky right now. I've been waiting anxiously for "launch madness"; 5 rocket launches in 5 minutes from NASA's Wallops Island facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
During NASA's heyday (Mercury through Apollo) we lived in Melbourne, just south of the Cape. For the Apollo program, we watched every single Saturn V go up -- and the night shots were breathtaking, almost like watching the sun rise.
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And Mars has been visible as well, about 90 degrees behind Venus and Jupiter. Just look for the reddish looking star. We’ve had a wonderful view of all out here on the West Coast.
A new supernova too. .5 degrees from Mars. Apparent.

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In high summer, Uranus is also a good target.
Neptune is a real challenge, even through my best scopes.
I have never seen Neptune for sure.
This far north (57 deg), Neptune is very low in the sky.
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It should be visible for you, with a good scope. May just look like a star. I first saw Neptune in the late 70's from northern Nova Scotia (not as far north as you) with my 6 inch reflector telescope. I looked over a period weeks and could see it move against the background stars; before computers, using Guy Ottowell's Astronomical Calendar. It was quite high in the sky at that time and location.

I've seen it much more easily several times here in Maine, with a 20 inch reflector and the help of computers to know where it is, not to aim the scope. I believe it is getting higher, i.e., moving into a higher - for the north -area of the ecliptic.

A couple years ago it was near Uranus and it was easy to see both of them. Uranus has been moving ahead since then. Right now, both are too near (apparently) the sun to see either. I believe Neptune's opposition is in late August, which is when I've seen it here in Maine.
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A new supernova too. .5 degrees from Mars. Apparent.

Supernova in M95 - Deep Sky Videos - YouTube
Knothead, where on our planet are you located? I'm in western Maine.
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The night skies have been really nice lately! In fact i just pointed this out to my girlfriend this evening after we got back from sailing. I've been into amateur astronomy off and on since i was a young kid. I started with a 70mm refractor then went up to a 114mm reflector then finally i had an 8˝ Schmidt Cassegrain telescope which i sold a couple years ago. This past week i been looking to get another scope. Was thinking about a tabletop scope from orion to bring onboard but it could get aggravating with rough waters
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Knothead, where on our planet are you located? I'm in western Maine.
West central Florida.
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