Sky Guide January 2017

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

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

  • Venus at greatest eastern elongation
  • Mars a few degrees from Venus
  • Jupiter in Virgo
  • Saturn & Mercury in the morning sky
  • Next up is the other solar system wonders of note in January:
  • The Quadrantids meteor shower peaking on 3-4th January with a ZHR of around 40
  • The largest asteroid, Vesta, at opposition passing through Cancer into Gemini

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

  • Jen – M33, spiral galaxy in the constellation Triangulum
  • Paul – NGC 2903, barred spiral galaxy in Leo
  • Ralph – Messier 35, open cluster in Gemini

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

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