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PostSubject: simple question   Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:18 am

Very simple question (for u...)
How can I distinguish the planets from the stars with naked eyes?

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PostSubject: Re: simple question   Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:30 am

Most of the main Planets will be far brighter than the stars. Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. To be sure, have a look at Stellarium. The remaining Planets will require binoculars or a telescope.
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PostSubject: Re: simple question   Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:34 am

directions for all visible planets are east to west
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PostSubject: Re: simple question   Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:34 am

The basic difference between a star and a planet is that a star emits
light produced by a nuclear reaction in its core, whereas a planet only
shines by reflected light, stars tend to twinkle alot too, planets dont. If you own a android phone (maybe iphone too not sure) you can download for free the google sky map application, really good Smile hope it helps

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PostSubject: Re: simple question   Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:55 am

thanks Smile
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