AWESOME ASTRONOMY   /   Sky Guide April 2018

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What to look out, and up, for in December. Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers: The features visible on Mars Jupiter visible in...
Duration
15:48
Publishing date
2018-03-27 20:46
Link
http://awesomeastronomy.libsyn.com/sky-guide-april-2018
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What to look out, and up, for in December.

Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers:

  • The features visible on Mars
  • Jupiter visible in the morning sky
  • Venus in the evening sky
  • The Lyrid meteor shower

Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year.

  • Ralph – The Beehive and King Cobra open clusters in Cancer
  • Jen  - M82, The Cigar Galaxy, and M81, a starburst galaxy in Ursa Major
  • Paul – A tour of the Virgo cluster of galaxies and Markarian’s Chain

And we finish this sky guide with April’s moon phases.