Sunday, September 02, 1990

observed interesting stellar objects (Muskokas)

Andromeda is faint, straight overhead. Messier 31 (M31).

The Pleiades are quite bright, almost directly overhead. Messier 45 (M45).

The red "star," near Pleiades, bit east, orange? Is this a planet?

[ed: I didn't know it at the time but Mars was south-east of the open cluster. About 5 degrees away.]

It looks like a ufo on the eastern horizon, unmoving, bright, twinkling colours including green and red. Possibly Jupiter?

Next time, I should draw a little map to help me get my bearings.