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    Binocular Astronomy: Get Sirius!

    For urban and suburban dwellers, practicing binocular astronomy can sometimes be discouraging because of the lack of faint marker stars to help locate deep sky objects. Right now, early evening dark skies are the perfect opportunity to spot the brightest star in the night sky - Sirius - and let it lead you on [...]

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    I like Sirius! Just south of Orion, too.
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    East, to be more exact almost directly in line with his belt even.

    Todd

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    Right, east-southeast-ish.
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    Every mission makes our dreams reality
    And our destiny begins with you and me
    Through all space and time, the achievement of mankind
    As we sail the sea of discovery, on heroes’ wings we fly!

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    I just went for a walk an hour ago and I do see it's a little south of the "belt line". Sirius was bright, but Orion could barely be seen through the streetlights of Bowie (it's better behind my house, but still not so great).

    Todd

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