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The Sky This Month - September 2013

Look High To The Eagle In The Sky

Where has the time gone? We are already into September. And it is this time of year we can start observing about 8:30 p.m. local time. As we begin our observing run, the famous Summer Triangle greets us high overhead. The three suns that make up this asterism are Vega in the constellation Lyra the Harp, Deneb in the Cygnus the Swan and Altair in Aquila the Eagle and is the starting point for this month’s article.

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The Sky This Month - August 2013

Mysterious Ophiuchus

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The Sky This Month - July 2013

Our Home Galaxy

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The Sky This Month - June 2013

Bootes - The Herdsman

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The Sky This Month - March 2013

Getting Ready For Comet PanSTARRS

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The Sky This Month - January 2013

Crispy Cold Nights

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The Sky This Month - December 2012

Long Cold Nights

 

Here we are – the last month of 2012. If you do not have a blanket of snow on the ground where you live, it is only a matter of time till it arrives. But before that happens, let’s do some late autumn observing. Cetus the Whale is the fourth largest constellation in night sky. Within its 1,231 square degrees lie more than 50 NGC objects down to magnitude 12.0 with that number tripling when you go down to 13th magnitude.

 

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Sirius B Observing Challenge site launched!

As you prepare to brave the cold, clear nights of fall and winter observing, why not consider measuring yourself against an artful and subtle observing quarry, Sirius B?

The RASC Sirius B Project Team is pleased to announce the launch of the Sirius B Observing Challenge website, which contains everything you need to pit yourself against this tough celestial entity. Venture where all too few observers have gone before!

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The Sky This Month - November 2012

The Big “W”

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The Sky This Month - October 2012

Brightest Comet in Human History?

 

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