A question for astronomy folks

stxrus

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About a week ago we were having dinner on the deck and I noticed a bright dot in the sky almost due East. As it rises it appears to move slightly south of east. Only slightly.
We first thought it might be the ISS but we have never seen it before and I think the ISS is only visibly in our area as an occasional event.

Any ideas? It’s definitely not geosynchronous so it’s probably not a satellite but I have no idea. Cue the Twilight Zone theme
 

RetiredUnit1

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It's probably Jupiter being so close to Neptune

I use Skyview, works inside as well as outside. Although it's weird seeing Jupiter on D28e.....

Jupiter and Neptune.jpg
 

Wayne Alexander

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If you have an android phone, install a free app called "Sky Map" (from Sky Map Devs). It's one of my favorite things ever on a cell phone. It'll show you what's in the sky.
 




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