Astrophiz 112: Dr Ian ‘Astroblogger’ Musgrave’s September/October SkyGuide

 
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/astrophiz112-dr-ian-musgrave-septoctskyguide
A monthly treat for naked eye observers, telescopers and astrophotographers.

 Dr @ianfmusgrave gives us his fabulous guide to the morning & evening skies for the next month in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres, including a guide on how to observe Mars in opposition and it’s current nearby companion, the variable star Mira.

How to image Mercury’s tail: https://astroblogger.blogspot.com/2020/09/catching-mercurys-tail.html

Mira (Omicron Ceti), is a red giant star with a white dwarf companion (Mira B) around 400 light-years from the sun in the constellation Cetus.
In ‘Ian’s Tangent’ this month he gives us the lowdown on how amateurs can observe the tail of Mercury (Yes! Mercury has a tail).
We include shoutouts to the usual suspects at @SpaceAustraliaDotCom aka @RamiMandow plus @TheSkyentisits Podcasters @El_Lobo_Rayado and @KirstenBanks

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