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Nice 15%-ish crescent moon. I really like this phase of the moon: earth shine is prominent enough to be seen with the naked eye. Plus, the moon sets early enough to not interfere with other observations.
I made this observation through a break in the sky-soup. Here's to clear skies tonight.
From Red Rock State Park in California I observed the outer arm of the milky way. It appears as a dim "river of milk" through the sky, passing through Orion and Perseus. I had been able to see this side of the Milky Way before. Dark skies are amazing.
Orion is beautifully positioned in the sky right now, a constant reminder of why he is the single most recognizable constellation in the night sky. Orion, Canis Major and Taurus appear alive above us as they play out their celestial game of predator and prey.
This photo was taken back in November at Cabrillo Observatory using Spock. A favourite target for photographers, how could we pass it up?
I observed the Great Orion Nebula again tonight as I usually do during most sessions this time of y...Read more
My first look at Jupiter was through heavy light pollution and humidity so it wasn't very clear, but we could clearly make out 4 if not 5 moons. Looking forward to taking a closer look on a dark and clear night with a stronger eyepiece.