As I've said before the one advantage of leaving for work at 0430, is the opportunity to see things like this that I would otherwise sleep through. I've been watching the two planets approach each other fro about a week now. Just as I figured, today when I got into work, at least two people asked, "What are those two stars in the sky?". Apparently people were calling all the radio stations as well (I had a CD in). Seems like none of the DJ's knew either. Go figure. Clear Skies Rick Tejera Editor SACnews Saguaro Astronomy Club Phoenix, Arizona SaguaroAstro@xxxxxxx www.saguaroastro.org In a message dated 11/4/2004 07:58:58 US Mountain Standard Time, tpolakis@xxxxxxx writes: We have been up the past three mornings to watch the two bright planets. Even in the big city, the sky has been remarkably transparent. It took a while to figure out that the nearby star is Gamma Virginis. Today was the first day that both planets could be contained in the same 50x field of view in the 10-inch. All the scene needs is a crescent moon, but as Joe pointed out, that's still a few days away. Temperature in the back yard was 32F yesterday and 35F this morning. The outside of the eyepiece case was soaking wet this morning, and covered in frost yesterday. Tom -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.