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Old 30-06-2018, 10:19 PM
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Dark sky rules !

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Interesting daylight objects

Today (midsummer here in EU, 27 degrees) was a crystal clear day so I grabbed my ED110.
The nights are so short on this high latitude and it is full moon now, that Jupiter is the only interesting night object.
But shortly after local noon (14:00 EUDT == 22:00 AEST) I found first the gibbous Mercury, then Procyon and then Pollux (+1.1) and even Castor (+1.9) only 15 degrees from the Sun. Even its fainter +2.9 companion was visible.
These stars are high in the sky here, in Australia they are low in the north.
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