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.