What to look out, and up, for in December.
Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers:
- The features visible on Mars
- Jupiter visible in the morning sky
- Venus in the evening sky
- The Lyrid meteor shower
Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year.
- Ralph – The Beehive and King Cobra open clusters in Cancer
- Jen – M82, The Cigar Galaxy, and M81, a starburst galaxy in Ursa Major
- Paul – A tour of the Virgo cluster of galaxies and Markarian’s Chain
And we finish this sky guide with April’s moon phases.