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