1. Deep Sky This Month - October 2017 (Northern)

    by , 09-30-2017 at 07:16 AM
    Howdy folks and welcome to October. This time of year can often provide some excellent opportunities for us northerners, though some of our friends in southern hemisphere may be starting to experience unstable weather as they move deeper into spring. There are some excellent opportunities to pursue my favorite objects – galaxies. Therefore our focus in this month’s edition will indeed be those distant star islands that fill the observable universe. Galaxies are overwhelmingly the most prolific ...
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  2. Deep Sky This Month - October 2017 (Southern)

    by , 09-30-2017 at 07:15 AM
    We now conclude this month's DSTM with our southern targets in Pisces Austrinus. I hope you are successful in tracking down this galaxy group and enjoy the view of multiple galaxies within the same field of view. Good luck!

    Southern Celestial Hemisphere

    Hickson Compact Galaxy Group 90 (Pisces Austrinus)

    The constellation Pisces Austrinus is an often overlooked constellation. To be honest, other than mag 1.2 Fomalhaut (Alpha Pisces Austrini), ...
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  3. Deep Sky This Month - September 2017 (Northern)

    by , 09-14-2017 at 09:28 PM
    Hello friends and welcome to the latest (and late) edition of the Deep Sky This Month. First I will apologize for my tardiness with this month’s article. I was heavily involved with both work and personal issues and I simply did not have the time to sit and prepare the submission until now.

    This month marks the beginning of autumn up north and spring in the south. I know for us up north it typically will provide some cooler and more pleasant evenings after the sweltering heat ...
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  4. Deep Sky This Month - September 2017 (Southern)

    by , 09-14-2017 at 09:26 PM
    Now let's take a look at small sample of what can be viewed in the southern skies this month. I hope you enjoy the journey and the results.

    Southern Celestial Hemisphere

    ESO 236-07 (Indus, magnitude=unk, size=30.0’):

    The constellation Indus was created by the Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius during the late 16th century. It is thought to represent the indigenous peoples that early Dutch explorers encountered during their journeys ...
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  5. Deep Sky This Month - August 2017 (Southern)

    by , 07-30-2017 at 07:25 PM
    At this point we will shift your focus south of the celestial equator to seek some southern treats in the Deep Sky This Month.

    Southern Celestial Hemisphere:

    NGC 6541 (Corona Australis)

    Globular Cluster, mag=6.3, size=13.0’, class=3

    Tucked away beneath the teapot asterism of Sagittarius and wedged against the tail of Scorpius one can find the often overlooked southern crown. It is not a large constellation nor is it particularly ...

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