Tag: Southern hemisphere

Comet 2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) shines bright (together with the Moon, Venus and Regulus) (with images)

July 18, 2015 | By | 3 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 18 July 2015) Comet 2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) is quickly moving away from the Sun and rising high into the Southern skies. Comet 2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) is the brightest comet forecast to be visible from the Southern hemisphere this year. Comet 2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) is not intrinsically bright and is best viewed in binoculars. I could […]

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Crescent Moon joins Jupiter tonight in the constellation Gemini The Twins (with finder chart)

May 4, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 4 May 2014) Step outside tonight as soon as the sky begins to darken and you will be rewarded by the beautiful sight of the crescent Moon and planet Jupiter above the North West horizon. More information about the constellation Gemini The Twins (in which the Moon and Jupiter appear to be […]

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Watch as Venus eclipses a star tomorrow morning. Visible across Eastern Australia.

April 16, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 16 April 2014) Even if you aren’t an early riser, you might want to consider dusting off your telescope, setting your alarm clock and getting up early tomorrow morning to watch Venus eclipse (or occult) a star tomorrow morning. While you won’t need a telescope to locate Venus (it will be the […]

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October 2013 Sky & Space Events

October 4, 2013 | By | 8 Comments

These notes are intended to provide a casual sky watcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living in Eastern Australia with a summary of what is happening in the night sky in October 2013. The finder charts have been produced for an observer based on the Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia) but will be […]

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May 2013 Sky & Space Events

April 30, 2013 | By | 4 Comments

These notes are intended to provide a casual sky watcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living in Eastern Australia with a summary of what is happening in the night sky in May 2013. The finder charts have been produced for an observer based in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) but will be useful for […]

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April 2013 Sky & Space Events

March 30, 2013 | By | 4 Comments

These notes are intended to provide a casual sky watcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living in Eastern Australia with a summary of what is happening in the night sky in April 2013. The finder charts have been produced for an observer based in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) but will be useful for […]

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March 2013 Sky & Space Events

February 24, 2013 | By | 6 Comments

These notes are intended to provide a casual sky watcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living in Eastern Australia with a summary of what is happening in the night sky in March 2013. The finder charts have been produced for an observer based in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) but will be useful for […]

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November 2012 Sky & Space Events

October 21, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

These notes are intended to provide a casual sky watcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living in Eastern Australia with a summary of what is happening in the night sky in November 2012. The finder charts have been produced for an observer based in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) but will be useful for […]

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In the Southern Hemisphere? Where and when to see Comet 2012 S1 (ISON) at its best?

October 6, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

Posted Saturday 6 October 2012 As I mentioned in my previous post about Comet 2012 S1 (ISON), Southern hemisphere observers won’t see the comet at its best post perihelion (closest approach to the Sun). The question then arises when can we see the comet next year? I turned to the Sky Safari Pro Ipad app […]

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October 2012 Sky & Space Events

September 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

These notes are intended to provide a casual sky watcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living in Eastern Australia with a summary of what is happening in the night sky in October 2012. The finder charts have been produced for an observer based in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) but will be useful for […]

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