Sky Guide August 2017

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

Ralph & Paul pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers:

  • Dwarf Planet Ceres for small telescopes in the constellation Gemini
  • Saturn in the evening, Venus at dawn and Uranus high up in Pisces
  • The long anticipated total solar eclipse for observers in the United States
  • The Perseid meteor shower peaking on the night of 12/13th August.

Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:

  • Ralph – Globular Cluster Messier 56 between Lyra & Cygnus
  • Paul – Peculiar Galaxy NGC7727 in Aquarius.

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

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