Scheduled time for Public Observing: 8pm – 10pm
Please note the time change, Daylight Saving Time ended November 4.
More information will be added below, please check again in the future!
Solar System Objects:
The Moon: will be 38° high in the SE at 9pm, and 72% illuminated (Waxing Gibbous phase, 10 days old).
Image (c) Virtual Moon Atlas / http://ap-i.net/avl/en/start
Planets: at 8pm, Mars will be 31° high in the SW, but will only appear 10 arc seconds in diameter, less than half the size it was in August. Neptune will be close to the Moon, 34° up in the SW. At 9pm, Uranus will be 57° high in the SE, in good position for viewing.
Nebula and Star Clusters:
International Space Station (ISS): Any visible flyovers will be added closer to the observing date.
Iridium Satellites: These satellites can produce bright flares (brighter than Venus) from their antenna arrays. Any visible flares will be added closer to the observing date, as prediction accuracy improves.