It is sad when we get cooler nights and the clouds hide the stars. But, we can use the rain! Most of this week’s forecast calls for cloudy skies with chance of rain. The last event at the TPML was held indoors, no scopes outside! As we move into a dark, last quarter moon week, we will have to wait for the weather to clear before putting a star in our eyepiece. Seems the end of the week may give us that chance!
Did you know, the large Jupiter Satellite Juno photographed the Earth? October was the return of Juno to our neighborhood before heading out to Jupiter with a slingshot maneuver.
When the sky clears Friday night: Comet ISON is below Mars, in the hind feet of Leo, before the first light of dawn, still a telescopic target at 9th or 10th magnitude. Use the finder chart for it in the November Sky & Telescope, page 50. Check for news atskypub.com/ISON.
Prepare for a weekend of comet bonanza
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