Here are the highlights of the sky in January: 7 PM – Jupiter rises high in the southeastern sky after sunset 10 PM – the constellation Auriga, the Charioteer (or Goat Herder), which is home to Capella, the sixth brightest star in the sky, rises overhead in the northwestern sky 10 PM – Taurus constellation … [Read more…]
The Hubblesite Channel has posted the guide to the highlights of the December sky. Here are some of the things to look out for: PLANETS: around 6 PM, Mars appears low on the horizon in the western sky at 7 PM, Jupiter appears above the horizon in the east around 6:30 am, before sunrise, Venus … [Read more…]
The things to watch in November: Jupiter in the eastern sky after sunset Mars rising in the eastern sky around 3 am, near the star Regulus in Leo constellation Saturn in the east just before dawn, around 6 am, near the bright star Spica in Virgo constellation Pisces constellation in the southern sky in the … [Read more…]
Hubblesite.org has released a video with the highlights of the night sky in October. They include: Jupiter prominently rising in the east at 9 pm the Pegasus constellation directly overhead Andromeda constellation and its two famous Messier objects, M31 (Andromeda Galaxy) and M32 Mars rising in the eastern sky before the dawn the Orionid meteor … [Read more…]
NGC 1569 is a dwarf irregular galaxy found in the Camelopardalis constellation. It is one of the best known starburst galaxies in the sky. It was first discovered by William Herschel on November 4, 1788. NGC 1569 has an apparent visual magnitude of 11.9 lies at a distance of 11 million light years. The galaxy’s … [Read more…]
HubbleSite.org has released a video with the June night sky highlights: the evening and morning planets, summer constellations, star clusters, brightest stars and a partial solar eclipse on June 1. Watch the clip below. EVENING & MORNING PLANETS Saturn – southwestern sky – 10 pm Jupiter – eastern sky – 5 am CONSTELLATIONS
The Boötes Dwarf Galaxy, also known as Boötes I, is a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. It lies approximately 197,000 light years from Earth. It is located in the constellation Boötes, the Herdsman.