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Sky Chart: September 2014
 
9:00 pm EDT on September 16, 2014. Looking at Zenith, South at Bottom. (click to enlarge)*
After dark, the sky is bereft of planets visible to the naked eye. Uranus and Neptune are prominently placed, but they require optical aid and star charts to detect - or, better yet, a "go-to" telescope. The "Summer Triangle" - comprised of Vega, Altair, and Deneb - is almost directly overhead. The Milky Way still streams across the sky from SW to NE across the sky. The chart above shows more stars than are visible from most urban or bright suburban skies; at dark sky sites - increasingly rare in most areas of the Eastern U.S. - many more stars would be visible.
 
 

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