Sky Guide October 2016

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What to look out, and up, for in October.

Our highlights of this month’s skies with the planet on offer to observers and imagers:

  • Venus & Saturn in the late evening with a nice conjunction of the pair.
  • Uranus as it reaches opposition on the 16th.

Next up is the meteor showers and October brings us:

  • The Draconids peaking on 7th October
  • The Orionids peaking on 20th/21st October

Then we each take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:

  • Ralph – Algol, the Demon Star & The Double Cluster in Perseus
  • Paul – The Auriga open clusters: M36, M37 & M38
  • Jeni – and the Owl Cluster in Cassiopeia

And we finish this sky guide with October’s moon phases.

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