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October 2010 Sky Guide
« on: 18:21:30, 08 October, 2010 »

October Sky Guide

New Moon on the 7th. Full moon on the 23rd.
Orionid meteor shower peaks around the 21st


Mercury is becoming increasingly close to the sun this month and is not well placed for viewing.

Venus visible for a short while after sunset but not at it's best for imaging.

Mars visible for a short while after sunset, not well placed and with a small angular size will be a very difficult target.

Jupiter is visible in Pisces throughout the month.

Saturn is not well placed for viewing this month although becoming better placed at the end of the month.

Uranus in Pisces and still relatively close to Jupiter this month.

Neptune visible in Capricornus

Comets visible this month (to mag 12)

103P/Hartley visible in Cassiopeia at the start of the month, crossing into Gemini as the month passes.Best time for viewing is after midnight.

10P/Tempel visible in Cetus.

C/2009 K5 McNaught in Lynx.

ISS passes

Visible ISS passes are in the early hours at the beginning of the month. There are a few passes at more reasonable hours towards the end of the month.
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Deep Sky

Best period for deep sky this month is between the 4th and the 12th

Messier objects well placed this month


M31, The Andromeda galaxy and M33, The Triangulum galaxy are both becoming well placed for imaging this month.

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