I had the opportunity tonight to spend some time looking at the field including Neptune in Capricornus. I first plotted the planet on the Tirion atlas then looked quickly with 6x30mm binoculars to see that this was correct. The planet is well placed in the sense of being uncrowded and within an asterism of convenient stars so that further reference to the atlas was unnecessary. In brief, I couldn't see it. A star presently not far southeast of the planet, HD 202890, was visible on numerous occasions. This is a K0 giant with V=6.9. I also got more intermittent glimpses of nearby 31 Cap, at V=7.1. Neptune, at V=7.7, I think won't be visible from this latitude until it gets north of the Equator. Gonna have to wait awhile! It ought to be straightforward with patience from Chile or elsewhere in the south. \Brian -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.