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2005 Skies

December (2005) Skies

Dec 06 2005 03:01 AM | cookman in 2005 Skies

December 2005 events in the sky

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October Skies (2005)

Oct 05 2005 04:52 AM | cookman in 2005 Skies

NASA attempted a challenging experiment when the "Deep Impact" spacecraft launched a projectile into the path of Comet 9P/Tempel 1. Scientists hoped that the July 4th collision would generate an explosive plume of material from the deep interior of the comet.

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September Skies (2005)

Sep 01 2005 05:57 AM | cookman in 2005 Skies

Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteor Showers, Autumnal Equinox, September Moon. Focus Constellations: Draco, Cepheus, Lacerta, Cygnus, Vulpecula, Sagitta, Aquila, Delphinus, Equuleus, Pegasus

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May Skies (2005)

Aug 02 2005 08:58 AM | cookman in 2005 Skies

At the beginning of the month, it will peep above the eastern horizon before dawn, but will rapidly disappear into sunrise before May 6th. Look on the horizon for a very long upward pointing tail above the 2nd magnitude head before May

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March Skies (2005)

Aug 02 2005 08:50 AM | cookman in 2005 Skies

Comet C/2003 K4 (Linear) is a dim 9th magnitude fuzz-ball in Eridanus and will highlight (lowlight?) two spiral galaxies (NGC 1232 and 1300) and the planetary Nebula NGC 1535 as it moves northward and becomes

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August Skies (2005)

Aug 01 2005 02:16 PM | cookman in 2005 Skies

What is up in the skies during August of 05...

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February Skies (2005)

Jul 29 2005 12:30 PM | cookman in 2005 Skies

Winter Stars" in January, Comet Machholz (C/2004 Q2) continues northward during February as it moves high above Earth's north pole. The "Great Circle" is comprised of Sirius in Canis Major, Rigel in Orion, Aldebaran

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July Skies (2005)

Jul 02 2005 01:34 AM | cookman in 2005 Skies

What's up in the sky in July 2005

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June Skies (2005)

Jun 04 2005 02:06 AM | cookman in 2005 Skies

Comet Machholz (C/2004 Q2) is moving southward as it slides by the east side of Canes Venatici. Look for it less than 1° east of M94 on the 9th and Alpha Canes Venatici on the 15th. It has dimmed significantly since the January peak of 3rd magnitude and will probably be 11th or 12th magnitude during June, so use a telescope with a diameter of at least 4 inches.

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May Skies (2005)

Apr 30 2005 02:14 AM | cookman in 2005 Skies

On May Day, Comet Machholz (C/2004 Q2) is at the back of the bowl of the Big Dipper. It will travel to the southeast in May through Ursa Major and move into Canes Venatici. It faded from naked eye visibility in March. At 8th & 9th magnitude, it still presents a fine sight in binoculars and at low and medium power in your telescope. By July, a medium size telescope will be required to view it.

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