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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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The Sky This Month - September 2012

The Water Bearer


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The Sky This Month - August 2012

Draco The Dragon


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Comet Petriew August 2012 Finder

With star party season now in full swing many observers are in search of galaxies, nebula and perhaps a comet of their own. But don’t forget to take a look at Comet Petriew this August as it peaks in brightness around mid-month marking the 2nd anniversary of it's discovery. Recently we caught up with Vance at his observatory: Vance Petriew Interview (YouTube video).

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