Friday, September 02, 2011
Southern Skywatch September 2011 Edition Up
The September edition of Southern Skywatch is now up. Still without my trusty laptop.
Venus returns to the evening sky late in the month. Mars comes close to the Beehive cluster. Jupiter enters the evening sky, and is now a good telescopic object.
Mercury leaves the morning sky. Saturn leaves the evening sky, after a difficult to observe encounter with Venus and the crescent Moon.
Asteroid Vesta is visible in binoculars. Comet C/2009 P1 is visible in binoculars, comet Elenin has disintegrated.
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See http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/artifacts/artifacts_reflections.shtml for a more detailed explanation.
I am in Southern California and I am seeing a very large bright body in the eastern sky between 9pm and midnight PST. Is it Venus?