Saturday, October 7, 2006

Homecoming Observing: Saturday, October 7

The moon was still bright enough to wash out stars, but since it wasn't completely full as it was the previous night, there were some craters along the edge of the moon that made for interesting viewing. Even with the moon, the sky was clear enough to see Delphinus, the dolphin, and Sagitta, the arrow, two constellations in the area of the Summer Triangle that weren't visible Friday night. There were also two shooting stars visible during the initial viewing session on the deck, in the general vicinity of Hercules and Ophiuchus in the western sky. Click here to learn more about falling stars.

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