The Moon, Saturn (center) and Mars (lower-left of Saturn) shine brightly over Gott Observatory. Last night’s star party at the Gott was a wonderful evening under the sky. Even with a crescent Moon, the band of the Milky Way could be seen stretching all the way from Scorpius to Cassiopeia. And dark […]
Archive for August, 2014
Tonight, Saturn (above) and Mars (below) made beautiful naked-eye targets in the southern sky as they meander through the constellation of Libra (The Scales). This week is a great time to view both planets in the evening sky.
You had to get up well before sunrise to see the beautiful Venus/Jupiter conjunction this morning, but it was worth it. The planets were separated by less than the diameter of the Moon and blazed like a pair of binary stars in the pre-dawn sky. This picture, taken with a standard tripod-mounted digital camera, shows […]