The Innie and the Outie

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   This evening, Saturday 16 November, appearing within the field of view of 7×50 binoculars, the inner planet Venus will be about 6.5 degrees away from the the former outermost planet, Pluto. Now designated as a Dwarf Planet Pluto is at home with a group of at least 4 other dwarf planets with the closest one the former asteroid Ceres. However there are likely hundreds or thousands of similar rocky/icy objects located in the region of the solar system from Neptune’s orbit outward. and beyond that could be classified as a Dwarf Planet.

   Click here to see 10 facts about Dwarf Planets from NASA.

   
   
Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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