Friday, November 3, 2006

Observing: Friday, November 3

An 8:00pm observing session in Weaver Observatory. Lots of Circle K members from many different universities came (even though it was really cold), and everyone got to see something. Outside, the sky was clear but the moon was just a couple days shy of full, meaning that a large portion of the sky was washed out. The Summer Triangle is on its way down, so as the night went on the people viewing Albireo through the telescope had to climb higher and higher on the stairs to see it. In the east, Auriga and Taurus are rising toward the middle of the evening, while later, around eleven, Orion is just visible over the chapel. Click here for a guide to the more obvious winter constellations or here for a guide to winter Messier objects.

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