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Bright binocular nova discovered in Lupus

Academics / Astronomy : Physorg: Astronomy

On September 20, a particular spot in the constellation Lupus the Wolf was blank of any stars brighter than 17.5 magnitude. Four nights later, as if by some magic trick, a star bright enough to be seen in binoculars popped into view...

The Sky This Week - Thursday October 1 to Thursday October 8

Academics / Astronomy : Astroblog

The Full Moon is Sunday October 3. Jupiter is is easily seen as the brightest object in the evening sky. In the morning, Venus and Mars are seen above the eastern horizon before dawn. Venus and the bright star Regulus are close on M...

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

Academics / Astronomy : Astroblog

The Full Moon is Sunday August 14. Jupiter is high in the morning sky. Mars close to stars in Gemini. Saturn is low in the western evening sky. Comet C/2009 P1 Garrad is visible in binoculars in the northern sky. Morning sky looking...

The Sky This Week - Thursday August 26 to Thursday September 2

Academics / Astronomy : Astroblog

The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday September 2. Mars Venus and Saturn form an elongated triangle. Venus closes in on the bright star Spica. Mercury is lost from view. Comet Encke may be visible in binoculars. Jupiter can be seen in t...

The Moon visits the triangle of Mars, Spica and Saturn tonight (Wednesday 22 August)

Academics / Astronomy : Astroblog

Evening sky looking west as seen from Adelaide at 9:00 pm local time on Wednesday August 22. Mars, Saturn and the bright star Spica form a triangle. The crescent Moon joins the triangle very close to Mars. Similar views will be seen...


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