My telescope is getting its (sadly) annual run out but I need not have bothered this week – as despite clear skies the Moon is also about (full Moon is on 1 August) – and that makes even setting up the telescope difficult: you can pick out Vega as a bright star in your scope, but Deneb? Even it is being drowned in moonlight.
Maybe next week will be clear too and I can get a good run: maybe even getting to see Uranus (no sniggering at the back), which is viewable right now, though low. Or even, if luck holds, Neptune.
- What if we had a planet instead of a Moon? [Space Porn] (io9.com)
- Moon and Star Point Way to See Saturn Wednesday Night (space.com)
- Peer toward the mysterious center of the Milky Way tonight (earthsky.org)
- Moon pulls CERN particle collider out of shape (smartplanet.com)