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does anyone else see this/know what it is

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posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 12:42 AM
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I noticed something out of my window tonight. It is due east low on the horizon (maybe 10-15 degrees). It looks like a very out of focus star. It is about 15 times larger than any star I've seen. I trained my telescope on it and I could not focus in on it. I thought it might be the moon, but the chart my brother found says the moon hasn't risen yet and it would be the smallest moon I've ever seen.

Its not moving (at least over the last 15 mins).

Can anyone else see it. I can't focus with my telescope so I think its far away.

Could it be a supernova or something?

I live in Indiana, south of Indianapolis.




posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 01:37 AM
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Do you have the Stellarium program on your computer? It is free to download and will provide you with a map of all of the visible stars from your location. You can use it to rule out any stars and continue investigating from there.

[edit on 22/3/09 by paperplanes]



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 02:26 AM
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Just a guess, but i'm going to say it's Venus.
I could be wrong but Venus can look quite large and amazingly bright.
Of course, you'd have to check where it's supposed to be in your area at this time of the year.



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