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Amazing Time Lapse Video of the Night Sky over Mauna Kea, Hawaii

December 29, 2013 |

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Curious Capella

December 9, 2013 |

I went out this evening with my main goal being to get some good observing done on the moon, However due to some freaky weather clouds seemed to surround the moon all evening long, This did however allow me to … Continue reading

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The End of the Hunting Season for Orion

March 11, 2013 |

Constellation Orion

With winter finally ending and although I will not miss the cold & wet, I will miss this constellation, my favourite by far Orion the Hunter.

So before it falls completely out of sight I want to run … Continue reading

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Star of the Month – Rigel

January 8, 2013 | | One Comment

How to see it

The star Rigel is easy to spot, It is located in the lower right corner of the great winter constellation Orion. It is a very bright and blue-white in colour.

In January Orion is riding at its highest around 7, directly south. By early March however Rigel will have drop to just below the horizon and by May it is setting before the sky has had a chance to get dark. So check it now while you can.

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