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Tuesday 8 May 2012: That's No Moon (it's Venus) (129/366)

Venus is extraordinarily big & bright in the sky tonight. So much so that it seems more like a moon than a planet.

It's hanging around in the constellation Auriga. I think that the star above and to the right is Capella, but it might be Hassaleh. I really need to get better at this!

I tried shooting Saturn too. Succeeded, and picked out what I think were one or two moons, but the planet was a bit blobby and not the archetypal Saturn shape.

Mars is also clearly visible and identifiable with the naked eye. A good night for planet-spotting.

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