Old 01-08-2020, 02:40 PM
Clem Sapphire

Clem_Sapphire is offline
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1
Easy planet

Hi, I'm very new to this. Excuse my ignorance.

I have a 2nd hand Celsestron Astro 130.
I've got the red dot pretty well lined up and get a good view of the moon.
What the next planet to move on to? Is is Venus? Any tips?
Clem Sapphire
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2020, 02:46 PM
Registered User

Jared_t is offline
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 15
Jupiter is close to the moon right now and Saturn is just behind.

Jupiter's the brightest object in the sky after the moon, can't miss it
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2020, 02:51 PM
Registered User

astro744 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 986
Venus is in the morning sky. Have a look around 6am toward the NE. It will look like a thick crescent at present.

In the evening you have Jupiter in the SE followed closely behind by Saturn. Much later in the evening will be Mars and it is yet to get closer to us in the coming months. Jupiter is bright and you cannot miss it. Saturn is close by not quite as bright.

Jupiter and Saturn are well worth the effort to point a telescope at. Mars is much smaller but having a solid surface with no concealing clouds like Venus and being more Earth like than the larger gaseous planets is well worth a look at it gets closer to Earth.

Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +10. The time is now 05:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Limpet Controller
NexDome Observatories
Astronomy and Electronics Centre