A visiting Finnish grad student, Mikael Granvik, has been very pleased to see this and other things in the sky in recent weeks that are not normally visible form Finland. Last night he got to see Canopus as well as Venus+Jupiter. (Recall that Sirius comes up about as high in Finland as Canopus does here.) Even just seeing Venus in a dark sky (from Anderson Mesa) has been a spectacle for him, so this morning he could hardly take his eyes off the pair as we were driving home from observing at 5.30a. \Brian -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.