Wednesday, July 18, 2018

[ktjcofvo] Planets in a dense starfield

If a planet is in front of a dense starfield, can one (with an amateur telescope) watch the planet wander in front of the stars in real time?

The center of the Milky Way is dense.  The ecliptic intersects it in Sagittarius and Scorpius.  The disc of the galaxy in the outward direction are the constellations Gemini and Taurus.  Anything else: star clusters?

The glare of the sun probably washes out stars behind Mercury.

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