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Old 11-24-2003, 08:00 PM
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what is that bright-a$$ star low in the S sky? (not mars)

anyone know what the BRIGHT-A$$ flickering star low in the southern sky is? not mars, it is still very vis higher and further west.

thought you might enjoy these pics i found linked in a astro site:
taken during Kilmanjaro (sp?) trip. the centered axis dot is the "southern" star. the light trails around the tents are flashlights. as i had to downsize them, they are not nearly as good as the origionals.

BIG time reminder that we are just a big spinning ball in the comos!
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Old 11-24-2003, 08:02 PM
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Old 11-24-2003, 08:04 PM
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Old 11-24-2003, 11:32 PM
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thanks for the link gilly. a few clicks later, i had some freeware SW that answered my question and more! search for "starfinder".

seems my star is in the sirius subdivision. i first thought it was good old beetlejuice!

the SW is great. set location, date, etc, and off you go.
infinitely variable resolution as shown below.
put the cursor on an item, name/# is displayed.
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Old 11-24-2003, 11:34 PM
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just crank the dimmer for more light!
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Old 11-24-2003, 11:52 PM
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Stellar, dude! In more ways than one.
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