Upcoming AAS Events

07 Nov 2014 6:00 PM • Mansfield Park Drive, Austin, TX near RR 620 and the dam
07 Nov 2014 7:00 PM • Belterra Community Recreation Center
14 Nov 2014 7:30 PM • UT Austin Campus ETC Building Rm 2.136
15 Nov 2014 6:00 PM • Canyon of the Eagles, Eagle Eye Observatory

Canon 60Da DSLR, ISO-800 Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L lens at 200mm,f/4 Homemade camera cooler box
Image of the Month - Amresh Kulkarni
Star Trails, Arizona-Utah border

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Jupiter high in the east before dawn

Planetary action shifts from the west in the evening with Saturn setting shortly after sunset and Mars receding  from the excellent viewing we had last spring.  The good planetary views are now in the east before dawn.  Mercury reaches an elongation of nearly 19 degrees from the Sun in the east before dawn early in the month.  Jupiter is high in the east in predawn skies providing excellent viewing opportunities.

 Austin Clear Sky Chart  Eagle Eye Observatory Clear Sky Chart
   

The Sky This Month
by Rob Pettengill

Deep sky observers should check out Brian Cuthbertson's Observing Targets 

Fall is a great time for DSOs if you head out of town at a site like Eagle Eye Observatory

There's lot's to see from urban skies as well, Late November will feature Jupiter rising in time for late evening viewing.

Solar System Events
  October
 First Quarter Moon 30
  November
 Mercury peaks 19 deg above Sun at dawn 1
 Full Moon 6
 Venus, Spica, & Mercury visible  before dawn in the east 9
 Jupiter rises at midnight 13
 Last Quarter Moon 14
 New Moon 22

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