Not long ago, in a previous report about the Mars Opposition on May 22nd, I happily commented on the general improvement in post-El Ninyo atmospheric conditions this year and the subsequent need for an optical set-up of extremely high precision to take advantage of what’s on offer.
English Conversation students at the Smith’s School of English in Kotoen スミス英会話 甲東園 look forward to another chance to have a look, and at least one outing this fall is on the books provided a suitable schedule can be determined. Everyone needs to be available on a night when there is no work the next morning, there are no clouds, there is no wind, and the moon is only in crescent phase. Checking the astronomical charts tells me that this is going to be a challenge this fall, and exactly one opportunity exists on the last Saturday in September.
After September, the solar system objects all become too small and faint to be interesting until next March when the cycle picks up again, but soon in November the winter Milky Way starts showing its deep sky wonders, extraordinry objects such as the Orion Nebula M42 and the Pleiades M45, otherwise known as Subaru! Let’s watch and stay tuned!
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