Our Astronomical Column


    CONJUNCTION OF JUPITER AND URANUS.—These two planets reach opposition next month, and are now observable well before midnight. They have been declination for many years (six and forty-two respectively) and have now returned to the equator. Aug. 19 Uranus is 49′ due north of Jupiter, so it is an easy opportunity to identify the former planet. It is visible to the naked eye in a clear sky with acute sight, if one knows exactly where to look.

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    Our Astronomical Column. Nature 120, 272 (1927). https://doi.org/10.1038/120272a0

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