Manhattan before Dawn   Leave a comment

Was on the roof at 5:30 this morning.  The moon was in crescent with Jupiter five degrees away, both rising in the east.  The summer triangle was high in the sky.  Midtown was dark, and the darkness was good for a near magnitude increase.  All the big dipper was in view overhead, and the little dipper stars in averted vision.  Polaris and Kolchab, 2nd magnitude, and Pherkad, 3rd magnitude were direct view, with the fourth and fifth magnitude eta and epsilon maybes.

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Posted March 23, 2009 by finkh in Uncategorized

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