re: (somewhat OT:) Accidental "re-discovery" of Uranus while observing 97-064A :-p

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Mon Jan 19 2009 - 05:30:03 UTC

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    Marco wrote: 
    > A star that let itself not identify.... hmm, that's weird...
    At least you identified it *before* reporting it to SeeSat-L!
    where I wrote:
    > Non-satellite obs. -- Later in the evening while looking 
    > for Gorizont 13, I saw a +7.0 star not on the +7.5 charts 
    > (1950) that I have.  It was near iota Capricorni.  
    > ...maybe it was an asteroid, at about 21:19, -16.5 (2000).
    See the replies by Alan Pickup and Randy John who kindly
    told me it was Uranus - only 218 years too late.  Talk 
    about "LOL".
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
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