SEPTEMBER 2011

Info on targets that are in good positions for observing each month

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September targets planetary and comet.

Postby paraman » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:19 pm

1st September - Neptune is in Aquarius close to Iota Aquarii probably too feint for binoculars but should show as a small blueish disc just after midnight in a small telescope.

2nd and 3rd September - Comet Garradd will be just below the coathanger, it should be a good binocular target around 10 pm on either night.

9th September - Mercuty is probably best placed for observing but for the early birds,low down in the north east from around 5 15am.

10 - 14 September full moon, notably called the harvest moon as its closest to to the Autumn equinox.

26 September - Uranus is mid way between omega Piscium and Iota Ceti, it should be naked eye visible and a small telescope should reveal a greenish disc from 1230 am onwards.

30 September - Jupiter should be at its best but its another early bird target 3 am onwards to the west of the pleiades vey bright easy naked eye , binocul;ars and telescopes will easily show the Galilean moons.

30 September - last but not least Mars close to the behive cluster in the eastern early sky again around 4 am.

Love to say this came from me, but its mostly gleaned from The Sky at Night magazine.

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