What's the huge star in the sky?

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What's the huge star in the sky?

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Hi,
Venus if seen in the west during evening at around 8pm... Or may be it is Jupiter if seen at the east at around 11pm.

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Its probably taken with a camera-phone. For it to appear as something bigger than a pixel, I guess its a weather balloon :)
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Don't think it is a weather balloon, he mentioned that he saw it since 10 May and the article was posted yesterday. Likely what Weixing indicated, Venus or Jupiter. There is no reason if something new appears in the sky, no one Singastro notice it.

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Venus la, what else.......

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That's Venus i'm sure.

The writer either has shaky hands or one heck of a zoom hp camera. :)

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It's Venus. The shape is caused by the camera phone that was used to take this picture. The exposure was slow enough to capture either the camera shake or the scintillation (atmospheric distortion) around Venus.

It's no surprise yet sadly intriguing that ordinary Singaporeans (and Stomp website editors) have no clue that we can see stars and beautiful Venus in Singapore. When we have clear evenings like we have been having, they are surprised by such sights.

Common misconceptions:
1. Satellite - because it is so bright and it doesn't move.
2. Supernova - because of recent reports and its brilliance.
3. UFO! - what else can it be? :)

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If they are so amazed over such things, you guys should go stomp website and post up your pics on saturn, Jupiter, nebulas, etc.....

Maybe this is a good way to reach out to the masses.

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chrisyeo wrote:It's Venus. The shape is caused by the camera phone that was used to take this picture. The exposure was slow enough to capture either the camera shake or the scintillation (atmospheric distortion) around Venus.

It's no surprise yet sadly intriguing that ordinary Singaporeans (and Stomp website editors) have no clue that we can see stars and beautiful Venus in Singapore. When we have clear evenings like we have been having, they are surprised by such sights.

Common misconceptions:
1. Satellite - because it is so bright and it doesn't move.
2. Supernova - because of recent reports and its brilliance.
3. UFO! - what else can it be? :)
that''s very true about the misconceptions, i was thought from young that the bright thing in the sky is a satellite. Until I saw with my own eyes VENUS!

Then I went on to show my friends venus and jupiter to prove it isn't a satellite. Many were surprised, but some still remained sceptical and strongly believe we can never see planets with that tiny scope of mine.. :(

Oh well, i guess astronomy isn't for everyone.

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yanyewkay wrote:
chrisyeo wrote:It's Venus. The shape is caused by the camera phone that was used to take this picture. The exposure was slow enough to capture either the camera shake or the scintillation (atmospheric distortion) around Venus.

It's no surprise yet sadly intriguing that ordinary Singaporeans (and Stomp website editors) have no clue that we can see stars and beautiful Venus in Singapore. When we have clear evenings like we have been having, they are surprised by such sights.

Common misconceptions:
1. Satellite - because it is so bright and it doesn't move.
2. Supernova - because of recent reports and its brilliance.
3. UFO! - what else can it be? :)
that''s very true about the misconceptions, i was thought from young that the bright thing in the sky is a satellite. Until I saw with my own eyes VENUS!

Then I went on to show my friends venus and jupiter to prove it isn't a satellite. Many were surprised, but some still remained sceptical and strongly believe we can never see planets with that tiny scope of mine.. :(

Oh well, i guess astronomy isn't for everyone.
Last time when some of the party goers at dempsey saw orion nebula on my LCD screen, I can see their jaw dropped. I don't think they believe their eyes. Well....I think some of them were drunk anyway and were truly seeing "stars"

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