Sky Notes for July and August 2019

Until late August the sky remains in the twilight throughout the night in Kendal.

On on the evening of Saturday 6th July, there will be a  Partial Lunar Eclipse

Noctilucent cloud (NCL) has been witnessed more frequently this year by members. The better times to keep our eyes out are after midnight.

Messier 22

The summer constellation of Sagittarius appears low to the south in summer months through the Milky Way. Saturn and Jupiter come into sight after dusk.  Of particular interest may be the globular cluster M22.

The Ring Nebula

Overhead the Summer Triangle and the constellation of Lyra there is the double of doubles star Epsilon Lyre (the first double visible to the acute eye), the globular cluster M57 the Ring Nebula and nearby in Hercules globular cluster M13.


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!