Astronomy events schedule

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  • #276
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When it comes to Mercedes Benz there is a nice and stable asterism - εBoo being the center point with αBoo, γBoo and αCrB around. Pretty well visible and easy to locate - Big Dipper points to these stars. I think in the northern hemisphere it is visible all year around.
 
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Thanks for the tip, I've seen the chart yes it's a Mercedes Benz star asterism. I hope to see it tonight despite the light pollution coming from the oil refineries, must be easy to find since I could see the Big Dipper and following its arc tail will lead me to Arcturus.
 
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I saw the star of Mercedes Benz in the northwest sky minutes ago, but the light pollution ruined the otherwise pretty sight, αCrB is not so bright.

I also saw planet Venus low in the western horizon, and Saturn above it to the left. The summer triangle asterism is overhead... and Sagittarius is at the southern sky which doesn't look like an archer but rather a teapot pouring at the scorpion's tail. The Scorpion looks like it's gawking at Saturn and its Antares heart is red. I should acquire at least a binoculars to see the 13th zodiac Ophiuchus, they say I could see it above the Antares heart of the Scorpion.
 
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With naked eyes I've seen it this morning before dawn, the alignment of Jupiter, Mars, and Regulus. And more, there's a star in the southern sky that twinkles mad flashing red, blue, and orange... that must be Canopus.
 
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I guess this thread is as good as any...for all those in the Perth region of Western Australia

http://www.icrar.org/news/astrofest-2014

well worth a visit.
 
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An asteroid occultation visible for several seconds, and with the naked eye (March 20): blog post

If you happen to live somewhere around New York... map an asteroid!
 
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A meteor shower on 24 May, caused by debris from comet 209P/LINEAR.
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/highlights/Meteor-Storm-Brewing-for-2014-173316061.html
Just 18 days later, we should cross through dozens of particle streams shed during past orbits. The predictions are still rough, but three different models suggest the sky show could be spectacular. "All the trails ejected between 1803 and 1924 cross Earth's path in May 2014," notes Jérémie Vaubaillon (IMCEE, France). "As a consequence, this shower might as well be a storm," with the potential to see more than 1,000 meteors per hour under ideal conditions.
 
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"April 29 - Annular Solar Eclipse. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is too far away from the Earth to completely cover the Sun. This results in a ring of light around the darkened Moon. The Sun's corona is not visible during an annular eclipse. The path of the eclipse will begin off the coast of South Africa and move across Antarctica and into the east coast of Australia." - seasky.org
 
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Closing this thread. Feel free to post astronomy events in their own thread for people to discuss. Thanks!!
 

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