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The last 2 nights have been pretty clear and I have been watching this star that looks like it’s flickering between colours and is really bright. At 10pm it’s in the south south east direction and not too high in the sky. I am no astronomy expert so have no idea what I am looking at even though I have a telescope! 
Any idea as to what I am seeing?

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3 minutes ago, rovercoupe said:

The last 2 nights have been pretty clear and I have been watching this star that looks like it’s flickering between colours and is really bright. At 10pm it’s in the south south east direction and not too high in the sky. I am no astronomy expert so have no idea what I am looking at even though I have a telescope! 
Any idea as to what I am seeing?

There are a couple that will flick from blue to red etc... download google skymaps on your phone and have a look.

There is one near orion that I can see through my scope and it flcikers different colours due to the gases.

6 minutes ago, rovercoupe said:

The last 2 nights have been pretty clear and I have been watching this star that looks like it’s flickering between colours and is really bright. At 10pm it’s in the south south east direction and not too high in the sky. I am no astronomy expert so have no idea what I am looking at even though I have a telescope! 
Any idea as to what I am seeing?

It may be Sirius.

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7 minutes ago, Pangolin said:

There are a couple that will flick from blue to red etc... download google skymaps on your phone and have a look.

There is one near orion that I can see through my scope and it flcikers different colours due to the gases.

It may be Sirius.

Sirius…….. from the direction and time given👍

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