Sky Guide October 2017

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

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

  • Blue/green ice giant Uranus
  • The Orionids meteor shower brings us the debris from Comet Halley
  • Saturn, recently liberated from the perpetual gaze of Cassini
  • A not-to-be-missed conjunction of Venus and Mars on 5th October.
  • Finally, a couple of comets that may be visible

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

  • Paul – Spiral Galaxy NGC772 in Aries.
  • Jeni – Brocchi’s Cluster or The Coathanger Cluster in Vulpecula
  • Ralph – The Triangulum Galaxy in Triangulum

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

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