Friday, 15 February 2013

Blackheath Stargazing – Friday 15 February

The Flamsteed Astronomy Society is holding a 'Stargazing' session tonight from 7pm until around 10pm on Blackheath. The plan is to meet on Blackheath, just north of Talbot Place. A map of the site can be found here.

The  viewing targets for the evening include the following:

  • International Space Station pass (Friday evening) 19:05 to 19:09
  • The Moon (30% illuminated waxing crescent Moon) in the south-west / west
  • Jupiter, high in the south / south-west
  • Orion Nebula, directly south
  • Asteroid 2012 DA14 (Friday evening only). Though very faint, we hope to see the close pass of this asteroid as it crosses the ‘tail’ of Ursa Major in the north-east at around 21:30 to 22:00.

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