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Offline RemiD

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red star / planet / bright spot in the sky, what is it ?
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:49:36 PM »
Hello,

I have seen it for months (since end of august, at least) and still see it tonight, what looks like a star or planet which reflects the light of the sun, but as big as a star in the sky.

What i find intriguing is why does it stay so long in the sky ? i mean months !

do you see it in others regions around where i live (France, Alps) ?
do you know what it is ? some say it is mars, but some say it should not be here...

nothing about this in the official news here...
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Re: red star / planet / bright spot in the sky, what is it ?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 06:57:09 PM »
It's the planet Nibiru which the mainstream media keep covering up :o

Usually it is Mars but the other main ones are Betelgeuse, Aldebaran or Antares.
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Re: red star / planet / bright spot in the sky, what is it ?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 06:59:34 PM »
It's the planet Nibiru which the mainstream media keep covering up :o

Still waiting on Nibiru to come round the Sun and crash into Earth. Supposed to have happened on at least 3 occasions this year already. Even the planets can't keep to a schedule these days ......

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Re: red star / planet / bright spot in the sky, what is it ?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 07:02:46 PM »
It's not Nibiru. I'm not going to say it's Aliens, but it's Aliens.  :P   :-X
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Re: red star / planet / bright spot in the sky, what is it ?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 07:27:46 PM »
in such cases, unless you have some astronomy understanding (or a trustworthy friend who does), how can you be sure that it is Mars ? :P
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Re: red star / planet / bright spot in the sky, what is it ?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 07:28:16 PM »
There are apps you can download with star charts. It uses the compass, gyroscope, and gps to line up the stars on the phone to the ones in the sky. Just point your phone at the star and see what lines up.
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Re: red star / planet / bright spot in the sky, what is it ?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 08:20:24 PM »
Wasn't it Mars which was well visible during the summer months - especially during that blood moon thing? At least the smartphone apps told us the same. No aliens, no red lantern forgotten by the man in the moon.


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Re: red star / planet / bright spot in the sky, what is it ?
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018, 09:48:23 PM »
Wasn't it Mars which was well visible during the summerwinter months
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Yep and it was in opposition too, so it looked larger.

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Re: red star / planet / bright spot in the sky, what is it ?
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2018, 02:21:27 AM »
..i have spent some substantial amount of money on to very powerful optics instruments/telescopes that money can buy (available for mortals)...all i can say is, everything i see looks like a flickering bunch of garbage for which you cant really tell what it is, or is it solid object or not...so that red thing must be yet another flickering light show..  ;D

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Re: red star / planet / bright spot in the sky, what is it ?
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2018, 02:49:35 AM »
in such cases, unless you have some astronomy understanding (or a trustworthy friend who does), how can you be sure that it is Mars ? :P

It would move relative to the stars night after night.

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Re: red star / planet / bright spot in the sky, what is it ?
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2018, 06:07:14 AM »
yes it is Mars,  you can see it if you have good vision or good glasses!  A basic telescope under $200 with a range of lenses will allow you to see the planets, I actually have seen Saturn with the fairly cheap refractor scope I had in the 70's.   to get a good look though you need a scope with star tracking mechanism- otherwise astronomical objects visually move out of view very fast when zoomed in.
 

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Re: red star / planet / bright spot in the sky, what is it ?
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2018, 12:48:08 AM »
I bought this scope in 2016:

http://www.astropetes.com.au/telescopes/130AZGT.html

* Aperture : 130mm
* Focal Length : 650mm

And it's great to see the rings of Saturn and cloud belts of Jupiter... and awesome to view the Moon (bought a moon filter (as it was so bright looking at the moon it hurt the eyes). Bought a 2xBarlow and an eye piece where you can "zoom" in by rotating it which changes the size (8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece).

Looking to upgrade to this:

http://www.astroanarchy.com.au/telescopes/Meade_LX90_8.html

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