Viewing deep sky objects through a telescope can be an unforgettable experience. Finding star clusters and galaxies can be a challenging and rewarding experience indeed! However, there is plenty of amazement to be had viewing our nearest celestial neighbor, the moon, and the features that it has. The moon is approximately 230,000 miles from Earth, […]Read more "Viewing Lunar Features"
High in the southern sky just after dark here in early spring is where you can catch a glimpse of the constellation Gemini, the Twins. Located to the east of Orion, and southwest of the pentagon of Auriga, it can be easily spotted by finding the bright “twin” stars of Castor and Pollux which are […]Read more "Jewels of Gemini"
Rising several hours before sunrise here in the late winter and early spring is the constellation Ophiuchus, the serpent bearer. Ophiuchus is located between the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius, and is depicted holding two serpents, Serpens Cauda and Serpens Caput, also both constellations. In mythology, Ophiuchus is wrestling with two sea serpents sent to kill […]Read more "Globular Clusters of the Serpent Bearer"
Spring is coming, and one of the signs is the rising of the constellation Hercules in the eastern morning sky. Named for the Greek legendary hero, Hercules is a large constellation that contains several deep sky objects worth observing with your telescope. Hercules is easy to find, situated between Draco, Ophiuchus, and Lyra. It’s distinguishing […]Read more "Treasures Of Hercules"