This enhanced photo shows more of the stars surrounding Venus this evening. Mouse over the picture to see some identified. The bright blue one in the middle is a mystery to me. Could it be a variable currently at high ebb? Dunno.
- Venus. Currently in "half" phase. Looking like half a moon, the lit face toward the setting sun.
- Deneb Algieti. Magnitude 2.84.
- 45 Capricorni. 171 light years away. Magnitude 5.93. 1.8 solar radii.
- 44 Capricorni. 410 light years away. 4.6 solar radii. 5.87 magnitude.
- 42 Capricorni. 106 light years away. 2.9 solar radii. 5.15 magnitude.
- Nashira. 3.65 magnitude.
- HIP107088. 298 light years away. 2.1 solar radii. 7.15 magnitude.
- HIP106829. 558 light years away. 12 solar radii. 7.18 magnitude.
- This isn't a star on any chart I can find. It also isn't an airplane. It wasn't moving. So... what was it?
- HIP107324. 360 light years away. 1.8 solar radii. Magnitude 7.5.
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