|2018-January Neptune ⬅︎|
| Neptune will be setting earlier each night this month. So the best viewing is in early January. Look in Aquarius in the evening. To find it, use optical aid, a star chart (above) or a GOTO telescope.
Neptune, the furthest known planet, it extremely dim and moves very slowly in our sky. It is a challenging planet to find. It will be in the constellation Aquarius until 2022.
Binoculars & Telescope
With binoculars from a very dark site, Neptune may appear star-like. In medium and larger telescopes, it may appear as a pale blue-gray orb. No features or moons will likely be visible. But just to see it is special. Warning: never use optical aid to view at dawn since the sun might rise while viewing and cause severe eye damage.
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