But tonight was a first: Uranus is quite close to Venus, and so finadable with binoculars, particularly with the 15×70 pair we bought for comet ISON (but then never saw comet ISON). So, tonight I saw Uranus for the first time.
Some people can allegedly see Uranus with the naked eye; I certainly can’t. And with tonight’s slightly hazy sky, it was a very faint dot, even with binoculars.
|Phil Plait’s photo of Venus and Uranus|
I didn't manage a full four planet night this time, as Mars was too low by the time I went out, but still. Six planets!