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Uranus' turn in the Sun

September 2009: With the autumnal equinox arriving this month, sky­gazers have about 12 hours of possible night-sky viewing.
September 2009 Uranus
Blue-green Uranus may not look like much through a telescope, but you can see its small disk at magnifications of 100x and more. Even this close-up look from the Voyager 2 spacecraft fails to reveal much detail.
NASA/JPL
With the autumnal equinox arriving this month, sky­gazers have about 12 hours of possible night-sky viewing.

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