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Urser major

Jobie

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The sky is clear tonight, looking with the naked eye I caught sight of a star and there were other twinkling stars round it and also a line, having looked on the sky at night website I realised that it might be Urser majors galaxy. Has anybody else seen this?



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Does not sound like the galaxies in ursa major, I would have said they are not visible by eye these days (too much light pollution), and they would not twinkle, just a grey patch.

Does sound more like Aldebaren with the Hyades surrounding it - BUT not sure it is visible at present, and I do not know of similar to Aldebaren+Hyades, there will be some just I cannot think of any.

Suspect more information is required.

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Hi ronin I wasn't sure what I'd seen so had a look on the sky at night website and that sounded like the most likeliest, thanks for your input. I will do some more research it can be seen tonight also another clear night. If it's clear where you are take a look more feedback would be very welcome.

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