I got up to let my dogs out at 1:30 AM on September 20, 2012. Standing out on my deck I noticed how clear the sky was. When I looked to the south, there was a very bright light that was stationary. It was larger than a star and had an almost artificial look to it- not like a star, but much brighter.I watched it for a few minutes and then went in to get my iPad. I have a star chart program and wanted to know if it was a planet or something. When I came back out a minute later, it was just gone.