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  1. 6 points
    Another good conjunction worth having a go at either visually or for imaging. C/2017 T2 Panstarrs will be just over half a degree from the NGC884, one of the two clusters that make up the Double Cluster. On 28th it will be equally positioned between the two at around 40 arc minutes from each.
  2. 6 points
    On April 3rd 2020 Venus sits within the M45 star group
  3. 5 points
    Probably best observed around sunset, 4pm ish, Jupiter and Saturn will be just over 6 arc minutes apart, close enough to fit into the field of view at high power. Altitude will be 14 degrees, higher if you can pick them up earlier.
  4. 3 points
    Venus and Mercury will be in close conjunction this evening, approx 1.25 degrees apart and 15 degrees altitude (for Venus) as the Sun sets at 8.57 in London
  5. 3 points
  6. 2 points
    Venus and Mercury will be in close conjunction this evening, approx 1.5 degrees apart and 15 degrees altitude (for Venus) as the Sun sets at 8.55 in London
  7. 2 points
    Mars less than a degree from the Moon
  8. 2 points
    Another widefield view, this time with Mars
  9. 2 points
    Maximum evening elongation
  10. 2 points
    Mercury will be best placed for viewing on this day, when it reaches maximum elongation from the Sun. At London latitudes it will be approx 10 degrees above the horizon at civil twilight (Sun 6 degrees below the horizon)
  11. 2 points
    A close conjunction between Venus and Neptune, at 5pm they will be approx 10 arc minutes apart, getting down to 4 as they set. The 7.3% illuminated crescent Moon and Mercury will also be visible further to the West.
  12. 1 point
    Widefield opportunity to see these three together in the morning sky. Note I had mistakenly put this in on 15th March, now corrected.
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  16. 1 point
    Maximum morning elongation
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  18. 1 point
    One for our Southern Hemisphere members, the magnitude 8 asteroid Vesta will be under 2 degrees away from the Moon by the time of nautical twilight. It is closer earlier on, but not sure when you would be able to pick it up. Probably best in a wide field scope with a 2.5 or 3 degree field of view. Likely not dramatic, but interesting to see the two objects in context with each other. This is a screen shot set for Melbourne Australia for @Geoff Barnes
  19. 1 point
    C/2017 T2 Panstarrs will be equidistant between NGC869 and NGC884, another good visual or photo opp.
  20. 1 point
    Following on from 27th, on 28th, the crescent Moon will be closer at 4.5 degrees away, and Neptune still 1 degree away.
  21. 1 point
    After seeing tonight's (11/11/18) close encounter I had a little browse to see if there were any occultations due. There are a few others in the meantime but this one is the first one due that's at a decent altitude. Hope this is enough warning
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