Sky Notes for October 2019

Astronomical Dark is back with us beginning at 8:30 pm nonetheless after sunset at around 7 pm the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter float in a line above the southern horizon.

The Summer Triangle around the constellation of Cygnus, Deneb, Altair and Vega, is still above the horizon. The binocular double, ε Lyre, is just off Vega in the constellation of Lyre. A challenge for this month is to spot the asterism The Coathanger through binoculars between Altair and Vega.

The Coathanger asterism

Throughout Cygnus, The Milky Way shines home to may Galactic Open Clusters (Globular clusters being spread more evenly all over the sky).

See also Ian Morison’s Night Sky this Month on the Jodrell Bank site.


Boundary Bank where we meet (click to enlarge)

Next Observing Evening

Please volunteer.

We need members to organise one or more Observing evening.

The next Proposed observing Evenings

Watch here for updates as the weather conditions dictate when we can meet for an evening of observing. The Traffic Light System:
  1. When the forecast looks feasible and an organiser is available the text here will give a proposed date and change from red to amber.
  2. On the proposed afternoon, if and when the observing session is confirmed (by 4:30PM), the text will confirm the time and change from amber to green.
DO NOT TURN OUT IF THIS TEXT IS OTHER THAN GREEN, as there won’t be anyone there!