Quote:At magnitude 7.8, I would be seriously skeptical of any naked eye sightings of Neptune.
Quote:I was wondering if anyone has or knows of reports of seeing Neptune with the naked eye? Neptune would be a great challenge at least from southern locations where it is very high in the sky. Maybe one of our Australian members knows of possible sightings...?I would also be very interested in hearing your reports of naked eye sightings of the brighter minor planets (excluding Vesta). For many years, I've had a little project going on related to both of these, although never having actually tried spotting Neptune, yet./Jake
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