Fomalhaut , alpha Piscis Austrini

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Brian
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Fomalhaut , alpha Piscis Austrini

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I managed to find Fomalhaut low in the south last evening using 8x21 Practika binoculars. It is a number of years since I have looked for this star, which at my latitude is usually hidden in the murk and light pollution at about 6 degrees maximum elevation. So I was surprised and quite pleased when I picked it up , using Jupiter as a signpost helped. Also the first quarter Moon, low in the SW sky made a pretty sight. Observation 14 Sept 2021 at 21.50UT.
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Fomalhaut always means "autumn is here" to me. It transits at about 9° for me.
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Yes, an occasional autumn treat for me, I must say. Here in Galloway, less than 5 degrees in the late evening. A treat best seen from a very good spot I know a few miles from home in the Forest Park!
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For me it means "Fom-the-high"?
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Brian wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:04 pm I managed to find Fomalhaut low in the south last evening using 8x21 Practika binoculars.
Congratulaitons. For me, it is easy, as far below the Moon as the Moon is below Pegasus, the Moon being about midway up. On the other hand, the Bears, Auriga, Cameleopardis, and Draco are difficult targets.
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