What do we do with questions that can be answered easily by opening Stellarium or other similar software, such as
- Several stars in line
- Which Planet/Star is it?
- What's that very bright star (south-oriented, appearing at 5 p.m.)?
and that basically ask "what [star/planet] was in the [N/E/S/W part of the sky] at [date] in [location]?".
The answer to these questions also follows a common pattern: "Using in-the-sky.org/Stellarium/... with the data you provided, this ought to
The questions following this format are potentially infinite, but the answers to these questions will most likely never be of direct use to anyone other than the OP. As a result, I don't think that having a plethora of questions following this pattern is a good look for the site.
Instead, answers to a question such as "How can I determine what star I saw" will bring an answer to all the questions in the above format, and can be useful for many people.
Should questions that follow this pattern be marked as duplicates of another question (which one)? Should they be considered off-topic? Should each one be answered individually?