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The International Space Station passes by Altair and Aquilla at 21:23 ACDST, 26 October. Stack of 3 x 15 second exposures at 400 ASA taken with Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen
Venus glows just below Antares (brightest star to the left) and Saturn (brightest star to the right) ahead of the line-up this Friday. Stack of 10 x 15 second 400 ASA images taken with my Canon IXUS at aprroximately 9 pm ACDST, click to embiggn.
The New Moon is Monday October 31. This is a "Blue" New Moon. Venus is between Antares and Saturn on Friday the 28th, and many places will see the ISS pass by the trio. The crescent Moon visits Venus and Saturn on the November 3rd. Mars heads towards Capricorn. Show More Summary
The ISS passes near Venus, Saturn and Antares as seen from Adelaide on the evening of Friday 28 October at 21:14 ACDST. Simulated in Stellarium (the ISS will actually be a bright dot), click to embiggen. The ISS passes almost over Saturn as seen from Brisbane on the evening of Friday 28 October at 19:09 AEST. Show More Summary
Unaided eye aurora are being reported from multiple Tasmanian sites including Hobart, Cygnet, Seven Mile, Howrah and Margate NOW. The indexes are good although Kindex is rubbish (Velocity: 502 km/sec Bz: -14.0 nT Density = 8.0 p/cc but...Show More Summary
The Australian Space Weather Service (SWS ) has issued an Aurora Watch and a geomagnetic Warning for 25 - 27 October UT from a high speed solar wind stream from a large coronal hole.Evening skies are Moon free, but cloud is problematic. Show More Summary
Here's something a little different, Mars close to the globular cluster M22 on 9 October, taken in Halpha light using iTelescope T12 (stack of 10 30 second exposures, stacked in imageJ).
Carnival of Space #479 is now up at The Urban Astronomer. There is a new dwarf planet, more adventures of the Opportunity Rover, so many stars in the univers and much, much more. Zip on over and have a read.
Astrophiz Podcast 15 is out now.Glen Nagle describes how the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex listens to and sends commands to 40 spacecraft actively on missions throughout our solar system and beyond. In 'What's Up Doc?' I tell you what to look for up in the sky this week, auroras and astrophotography of the moon. Show More Summary
Venus in the head of the Scorpion, mosaic showing Saturn and Mars as well. Mosaic of 3, 1 x10 second, 400 ASA exposures with my Canon IXUS taken at 8:57 ACDST. Click to embiggen Same as before but with labels added. The weather has been somewhat uncooperative of late, but tonight I finally got a shot of Venus in the head of the Scorpion. Show More Summary
The Last Quarter Moon is Sunday October 23. Venus climbs higher in the evening sky, leaving the head of the Scorpion and comes close to Antares and Saturn by the end of the week. Mars leaves the Teapot of Sagittarius behind.The Orionid meteor shower is washed out by moonlight.The Last Quarter Moon is Sunday October 23. Show More Summary
Carnival of Space #478 is now up at The Next Big Future. There is the direct fusion drives, Cepheid variables, citizen science and much more. Fly on over and have a read.
Astrophiz Podcast 14 is out now.Our feature interview is from the Australian Space Research Conference where we spoke with Dr Alina Donea from Monash University who is using maths and solar satellite data to detect sun quakes and using...Show More Summary
The Full Moon is Sunday October 16. Venus climbs higher in the evening sky and is closest to Dschubba in the head of the Scorpion on October 20. Mars is in the "handle" of the Teapot of Sagittarius and close to the star Nunki on the 15th.The Full Moon is Sunday October 16. Show More Summary
Evening sky on Thursday October 6 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 21:00 ACDST. Venus, Mars, Saturn, Antares and the Moon form a stunning trail in the sky. Mars is close to Kaus Boralis and is beginning its trek through the clusters in the lid of the celestial teapot. Show More Summary
Astrophiz Podcast 13 is out now. In this week’s fabulous show Dr Caroline Foster tells us about the SAMI galaxy survey using spectrographs, voids in space and how science corrects mistakes and misconceptionsDr Nadeshzda Cherbakov tells...Show More Summary
The Last Quarter Moon is Sunday October 9. Venus climbs higher in the evening sky and is closest to alpha Libra on October 6. The crescent Moon is close to Saturn on the 6th. The line up of Venus, The Moon, Saturn, and Mars on the 6th will look beautiful. Show More Summary
Unaided eye aurora are being reported from multiple Tasmainian sites including Dodges Ferry, Howra, West Hobart and The Channel NOW. The indexes are currently all rubbish but people are reporting aurora. It is expected that the magnetic...Show More Summary
Evening sky on October 4 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 40 minutes after sunset. Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at equivalent local times. (click to embiggen).The October edition of Southern Skywatch is up.This month starts three bright planets in the evening sky still doing an entrancing planet dance. Show More Summary
The New Moon is Saturday October 1. Venus climbs higher in the evening sky. The thin crescent Moon is close to Venus on the 3rd and 4th of October. Mars and Saturn are visible in the early evening and form a long triangle with the red star Antares. Show More Summary