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Routt County in photos: Oct. 15, 2012

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Fomalhaut is the lone bright star seen in the southern sky at about 9 p.m. in mid-October. Representing the mouth of the Southern Fish, Fomalhaut is known to possess at least one large planet and a dust ring where new planets might be forming.

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Jimmy Westlake: View Southern Fish this month

Shining brightly in the southern sky as darkness falls is one of autumn’s few bright stars, a blue gem named Fomalhaut (pronounced FOAM-a-low).

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