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Celestial News & Events

Machholz Discovers His 10th Comet

This new comet, discovered August 27, 2004, will be well positioned for Northern Hemisphere observers by year's end.

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Orionids in a (Reasonably) Dark Sky

This is a fairly good year for observing the annual Orionid meteor shower, whose maximum generally lasts from around October 20th to 26th.

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The Moon Meets Jupiter and Venus

The crescent Moon joins Jupiter and Venus in the east at dawn to create a beautiful scene on November 9th and 10th.

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The World-Series Eclipse

Scattered clouds seemed to be the norm across most of the eastern parts of Europe and almost all of the Americas: the visibility zone of the last total lunar eclipse until 2007.

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October's Ideal Lunar Eclipse

The total lunar eclipse on October 27th is beautifully timed and placed for skywatchers in the Americas. Don't miss it: it's the last one until 2007.

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November Meteors

Two meteor showers peak this month: the weak Taurids produce up to 8 or 10 meteors per hour throughout early and mid-November while the Leonids peak on the morning of the 17th.

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September Taurids Again?

The September Taurids might peak on the evening of September 13–14, which coincides with the new Moon. The exact date and time of maximum activity, however, are uncertain.

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Sunspots Visible

After weeks of having a face free of large blemishes, the Sun now sports a Jupiter-sized spot, large enough to be visible without magnification if you use a safe solar filter.

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LINEAR Puts in an Appearance

Comet LINEAR is visible to midnorthern observers until late June, after which it becomes a Southern Hemisphere object.

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Two Comets Head North

Early in June midnorthern observers can see Comet NEAT high in the western evening sky at about 4th magnitude and LINEAR emerging low in the west-southwest a little past its prime.

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Five Planets In a Twilight Sky

Until early April, all five planets that are ever visible to the unaided eye shine at once during dusk.

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Will the June Boötids Return in 2004?

A strong meteor shower may — or may not — return to our skies on the evening of June 23rd.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Photographing the Transit of Venus

Here's how to capture your own keepsake portrait of this upcoming rare, historic, and first-in-a-lifetime event.

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Bradfield's 18th Comet

Indefatigable comet hunter William Bradfield has found another (his 18th); it's currently visible low in the northeast before sunrise.

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The Double Comet Show of 2004

Comets NEAT and LINEAR may reach modest naked-eye brightness in April and May.

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The Moon Goes Dark

Europe and Africa are prime viewing areas for the total eclipse of the Moon on May 4—5.

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One Planet, Two Moons, Three Shadows

This coming weekend, weather permitting, almost anyone with a telescope in North America (and northwestern South America) can see the shadows of three Jovian moons at once.

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One Planet, One Moon, and Three Shadows

Clouds and poor seeing plagued much of North America on the night of March 27–28, 2004, but some observers still managed to see the remarkable triple shadow transit on Jupiter.

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A Disturbance In Jupiter's Clouds

A new, 40°-long, diffuse blue feature is currently visible at the interface between Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt and the Equatorial Zone.

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A Faint Southern-Sky Visitor

Although likely never brighter than 9th magnitude, Comet C/2002 O7 passes by some interesting sights during its tour of the southern sky.

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