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Offline koootzz

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November 2010 Sky Guide
« on: 21:17:03, 30 October, 2010 »


November Sky Guide

New moon on the 6th, full moon on the 21st.

The Lunar "X" will be visible this month on the night of the 13th at around 18:45.

The Leonid meteor shower peaks around the 16th/17th of the month with best viewing being after midnight until dawn once the moon has set (@ 4am)

The Taurids (upper and lower) meteor showers peaks between the 5th/12th of the month.  Not expected to be high rates but it is known for it's fireballs so worth a watch.

Planets

Mercury becoming more visible in the evening sky at the end of the month, in Ophiuchus

Venus visible in the morning sky before sunrise, in Virgo. Now that the planet has just passed inferior conjunction it will be at it's brightest. By the end of the month it will rise 3 hours before sunrise.

Mars is too close to the sun for safe observation this month.

Jupiter is visible through to the early hours of the morning in Aquarius. On the 19th the planet will reach it's secondary stationary point and will appear to change direction after that.

Saturn is now becoming visible in the early morning sky before dawn, in Virgo. The rings are now beginning to open again.

Uranus visible close to Jupiter this month, in Pisces.

Neptune visible in Capricornus through the evening.

Comets visible this month (to magnitude 12)

103P/Hartley 2 visible from the late evening, beginning the month in Gemini it passes into Monoceros before entering Puppis for the last 10 days of the month.

ISS Passes

There are several early evening passes in the first week or so of November. For 10 day listings for your location please check www.heavens-above.com (free registration required).
Should the shuttle launch as planned (3rd November), there will be several opportunities to image or observe from the 4th to 13th.

Deep Sky

Best deep sky for this month is from the start of the month until the 12th and also for a couple of days at the end of the month.

Winter's constellations are fast approaching with Orion rising before midnight.

M42 is a must for anyone that has not imaged this object before (and for the rest of us!). For the more experienced is the Horsehead and Flame nebulae situated close to the belt star Alnitak.
 
The Pleiades cluster is available at a more favourable hour for those not wishing to stay out too late as are the galaxies M31 and M33 that were mentioned last month.

Also worth a try is the Double Cluster in Cassiopeia, a target that looks easy but is surprisingly difficult to do well…

For the more experienced how about IC1805/Melotte 15 in Perseus.


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Re: November Sky Guide
« Reply #1 on: 22:31:53, 30 October, 2010 »
Leigh
Thanks for posting and reminding me about IC1805 - the Heart Nebula - its been on my list for ages and hopefully I can get it this year with my 60-30 zoom.

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Re: November Sky Guide
« Reply #2 on: 09:30:34, 03 November, 2010 »
Just added Taurids and the Lunar "X" for those of you interested  :thumbup:
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Re: November Sky Guide
« Reply #3 on: 10:30:38, 03 November, 2010 »
Nice roundup  8)

Lunar X is on my hit list, thanks for the info, any data the clouds!
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Re: November Sky Guide
« Reply #4 on: 12:34:42, 03 November, 2010 »
any data the clouds!

yeap; constant, all areas  ;) >:(
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Re: November Sky Guide
« Reply #5 on: 13:29:59, 03 November, 2010 »
LUNAR X   ??????    ( ignorance is bliss at times ) 

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Re: November Sky Guide
« Reply #6 on: 13:34:21, 03 November, 2010 »
 :duh:  I must learn to Google before typing  :duh:

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Re: November Sky Guide
« Reply #7 on: 14:34:15, 03 November, 2010 »
 :search: :dance:

I can't believe you didn't know already Rog !
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Re: November Sky Guide
« Reply #8 on: 15:15:58, 03 November, 2010 »
Thanks Simon. Got to admit I'd not heard of the lunar x either  :embarrass:
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Re: November Sky Guide
« Reply #9 on: 15:53:33, 03 November, 2010 »
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Re: November Sky Guide
« Reply #10 on: 16:01:57, 03 November, 2010 »
:search: :dance:

I can't believe you didn't know already Rog !

They do say  " You learn something new every day "    well i have.      Is this a rear phenomenon  if you call it that.....

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Re: November Sky Guide
« Reply #11 on: 21:41:48, 03 November, 2010 »
I've no idea how rare it is to be honest Rog.... I get the feeling itis seen a couple of times a year !?!?

S.
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Re: November Sky Guide
« Reply #12 on: 22:03:08, 03 November, 2010 »
It's there every month for a couple of hours, its just getting the timing right on a cloudfree night is the troublseome bit I guess
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Re: November Sky Guide
« Reply #13 on: 22:48:45, 03 November, 2010 »
So it does... although some months it's during the day though so not (easily) viewable...

Simon

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Re: November Sky Guide
« Reply #14 on: 01:38:37, 04 November, 2010 »
There's also a nice animation of the Lunar X, by Mike Morris, here guys - I remembered seeing it so dug it out. Check the clock in the lower right corner for relative times.

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