Sky Watching

2021, September 16: Double Vision

September 16, 2021:  The famous Double Cluster is high in the northwest before the beginning of morning twilight.  The cluster pair is easily observed without a binocular’s optical assist in dark locations.  A binocular is needed in town.  The Great Galaxy in Andromeda is nearby.

2021, September 9: Rare Venus, Moon, Spica Spectacular

September 9, 2021:  After this evening’s grouping, Evening Star Venus, the crescent moon, and Spica do not appear this close together until 2026.  This is one of four groupings that fit into the same binocular field through 2036. For the fifth occasion during this evening apparition of Venus, the moon passes the brilliant Evening Star.