I probably couldn't post this any bigger if I could stick in the text of my journal instead of doing it above. This is a screen grab from a couple of nights ago. The view is of the southern sky. I love the beautiful shot of the new moon framed in Capricorn. Along the white line there are Uranus, Neptune, and Venus. Little Pluto is off to one side.
Of course the only planet you can actually see without a telescope is Venus. I've been lucky the last few nights. The rain would break off on my way home from work and you could see the evening star through the break in the clouds. Let's see what else I can dig up. Entry will probably load like a snail but what the heck.
Image take with the Magellan space craft. How Venus would look without her cloud cover. Photo from Astronomy photo of the day.
A kind of blurry infrared shot taken by Hubble and posted on the same site. Shows the thin ring system surrounding Uranus.The white dots are moons (I think) and I'm not sure which ones.
Shot from the Voyager space craft during the 1989 fly by. Remarkable shot of some fine clouds at the top of the atmosphere.Posted on the same site
Working with the computer is fun. I can see things that I wouldn't be able to see even if I had a telescope. Between the lights, the hill and the trees you aren't left with much sky to see. Anyway, I had fun putting this together. :-) So, for awhile I'll post above when I have to and in the journal when I can.
And I noticed when I finally read this over this morning that my typing wasn't worth diddly last night. LOL