What to look out, and up, for in August.
With no Jeni this month, Ralph & Paul pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers:
- Mars just past opposition as impressive as last month
- A round up of the other planets on view
- The Perseid Meteor Shower peaking on 12/13th August
Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:
- Open clusters Messier 11 & Messier 26 in Scutum
- Globular cluster NGC6712 & planetary nebula IC1295 in Scutum
- Peculiar galaxy NGC7727 in Aquarius
And we finish this sky guide with August’s moon phases.