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The Sky This Week - Thursday October 2 to Thursday October 9

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The Full Moon is Wednesday October 8, there is a total Lunar Eclipse at this time. Mercury is still easily visible. Mars climbs the body of the Scorpion. Saturn is low in the evening sky. Jupiter becomes more prominent in the morning sky. Show More Summary

Total Lunar Eclipse, October 8, 2014

Eastern horizon as seen from Sydney on 8 October at 7:57 pm AEDST. The eclipse is just about to begin. Click to embiggen Eastern horizon as seen from Adelaide on 8 October at 8:09 pm ACDST. The eclipse is just starting. Click to embiggen Eastern horizon as seen from Perth on 8 October at 6:48 pm AWST. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday September 25 to Thursday October 2

The First Quarter Moon is Thursday October 2. Mercury, the bright star Spica and the crescent Moon form a triangle in the sky on the 26th. The crescent Moon then visits Saturn on the 28th. Mars climbs the body of the Scorpion and is close to Antares from the 28th to the 30th. Show More Summary

Mercury come close to Spica , 20 and 21 September, 2014

Evening sky on Friday September 19 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 19:00 (7:00 pm) ACST in South Australia. (click to embiggen to get a better view) Evening sky on Sunday September 21 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 19:00 (7:00 pm) ACST in South Australia. Show More Summary

Mars climbs the Scorpion, September 21, 2014

Evening sky on Sunday September 10 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 21:00 (9:00 pm) ACST in South Australia.Mars is climbing up the Scorpion, heading for a rendezvous with red Antares (click to embiggen).Stack of 10 x 15 second exposures (Pentax K10, 1600 ASA), stacked in Deep Sky Stacker, then levels adjusted with the GIMP. Show More Summary

Mars leaves Dschubba, September 19, 2014

Evening sky on Friday September 10 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 21:00 (9:00 pm) ACST in South Australia.Mars is climbing away from Dschubba, the middle star in the head of the Scorpion, heading for a rendezvous with red Antares (click to embiggen).Stack of 10 x 15 second exposures (Canoon IXUS, 400 ASA), stacked in Deep Sky Stacker, then levels adjusted with the GIMP.

Mercury closes in on Spica. 19 September 2014

Evening sky on Friday September 19 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 19:00 (7:00 pm) ACST in South Australia. (click to embiggen to get a better view)Three bright planets are in this image. Mercury is close to the bright star Spica. Show More Summary

Mars Meets Dschubba, September 18, 2014

Evening sky on Thursday September 18 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 21:30 (9:30 pm) ACST in South Australia. Mars is close to Dschubba, the middle star in the head of the Scorpion (click to embiggen).After last nights beautiful clear sky, when I was attending EldestOne and MiddleOne's school dinner, tonight was cloudy and slightly rainy. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday September 18 to Thursday September 25

The New Moon is Wednesday September 24. Mercury meets the bright star Spica. Mars enters the head of the Scorpion. Mars and Saturn are prominent in the evening sky forming a line with Mercury and two bright stars. Jupiter becomes more prominent in the morning sky and is visited by the Moon on the 20th. Show More Summary

Comet C/2013A1 Siding Spring and Galaxy NGC 6744

Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring and the galaxy NGC 6744. Click to embiggen.Image is a SUMMED stack of 9 x 60 second images taken with iTelescope T12.Image significantly affected byMoon light, but still not bad.

Comet C/2013 A1 12 September 2014

C/2013 A1 on 12 September 10:12 pm ACST. Image is a MEDIAN stack of 5x60 second luminance exposures taken with iTelescope T9, with light contrast enhancement. Click to embiggen. C/2013 A1 on 12 September 10:12 pm ACST. Image is a SUMMED stack of 5x60 second luminance exposures taken with iTelescope T9, with light contrast enhancement. Show More Summary

Saturn, Mars and Antares, 12 September 2014

Zubenelgenubi, Saturn, the middle star of the Scorpions head (Dschubba), Mars and Antares all line up in this image of the Constellation of Scorpios. Click to embiggen.Stack of 10 x 15 second exposures with my Canon IXUS (ASA 400).During the week Mars will come closer to Dschubba. The dark rifts of the Milky way show up nicely for a light polluted suburb.

Aurora Watch Friday 12 September, 2014

A double impact is expected from a glancing blow from a Coronal Mass Ejection from an M class flare, and a nearly full on impact from a CME from an X class flare during this coming Friday.The Australian IPS has released an aurora watch for Friday (12 September) to early Saturday (13 September). Show More Summary

Comet C/2013 V5 Oukaimeden in September 2014

Morning sky facing east showing the path of comet C/2013 V5 (and C/2012 K1) as seen from Adelaide at astronomical twilight from 10-20 September. Printable B & W map. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in the southern hemisphere at the equivalent local time. Show More Summary

Southern Skywatch September, 2014 edition is now out!

The Moon looking north-west at 7:00 pm ACST in Adelaide on 26 September. Mercury Spica and the Moon form a triangle in the Sky, while comet C/2013 V5 rises above them (dimly). Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time.The September edition of Southern Skywatch is now up. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday September 11 to Thursday September 18

The Last Quarter Moon is Tuesday September 16. Mercury climbs towards the bright star Spica. Mars and Saturn are prominent in the evening sky forming a line with Mercury and two bright stars. Jupiter becomes more prominent in the morning sky. Show More Summary

NEO 2014 RC flys by on 7-8 September, 2014

NEO 2014 RC as seen from Siding Springs Observatory from 1:15 am 8 September - 5:15 am (15:15 - 19:15 UT 7 September). The crosses mark the position of the asteroid every 5 minutes. Positions calculated in Horizon Track from JPL horizons data. Show More Summary

The ISS zooms past Saturn, Mars and Antares

The ISS flies past (from bottom to top) Saturn, Mars and Antares on the evening of 6 September. Stack of 3x15 second images. Images taken at 400 ASA with my Canon IXUS, stacked in ImageJ (SUMMED). Click to embiggen for a better viewShow More Summary

Catch a Series of Bright International Space Sation Passes (5-9 September 2014)

The ISS passes through the Southern Cross, as seen from Adelaide on the evening of Saturday 6 September at 19:23 ACST. Simulated in Stellarium (the ISS will actually be a bright dot), click to embiggen. The ISS passes near the Southern Cross, as seen from Melbourne on the evening of Saturday 6 September at 19:53 AEST. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday September 4 to Thursday September 11

The Full Moon is Tuesday September 9. Mercury climbs higher in the evening sky. Mars and Saturn are prominent in the evening sky. Jupiter becomes more prominent in the morning sky. Comets C/2013 A1 Siding Spring and C/2013 V5 are in the reach of small telescopes.The Full Moon is Tuesday September 9. Show More Summary

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