Episode 244 – Objects to Observe in August 2022 Show Notes

August 1 – Aug. starts with a Conjunction  with Mars 1.4-degrees North of Uranus August 4th – Mercury 0.7-degrees North of Regulus… best for southern hemisphere observers August 5th – First Quarter Moon & Straight Wall visible August 9th – Double Shadow Transit on Jupiter for E. NA August 11th – Full Moo August 12thContinue reading “Episode 244 – Objects to Observe in August 2022 Show Notes”

Episode 239 – Observing Dark Nebula: A Beginner’s Guide Show Notes

Welcome to Episode 239 of the Actual Astronomy Podcast: Summer Shorts & Favourite Fields – Observing Dark Nebula: A Beginner’s Guide. William Herschel was the first to notice these things when he was doing his sweeps in the 1780’s… he wrote of Scorpius “Here truly is a hole in the sky” However, these were notContinue reading “Episode 239 – Observing Dark Nebula: A Beginner’s Guide Show Notes”

Episode 238 – Surfing the Summer Star Clouds Show Notes

Welcome to Episode 238 of the Actual Astronomy Podcast: Summer Shorts & Favourite Fields – Surfing the Summer Star Clouds. Star Clouds are either denser regions of stars, dust and gas or regions that appear defined by dark obscuring matter. NGC 6445 in Scorpius Large Sagittarius Star Cloud – Central Bulge – Downtown MW –Continue reading “Episode 238 – Surfing the Summer Star Clouds Show Notes”

Episode 237 – Binocular Tour of the Summer Milky Way Show Notes

Welcome to Episode 237 of the Actual Astronomy Podcast: Summer Shorts & Favourite Fields A Binocular Tour of the Summer Milky-Way. Let’s go on a Binocular Tour of the Summer Milky-Way This is one I did using 7x35mm binoculars last week What do we need to get started? Binoculars? Red Light? Chart? Reclining Lounger StartContinue reading “Episode 237 – Binocular Tour of the Summer Milky Way Show Notes”

Episode 233 – Scorpius Deep Dive Show Notes

Scorpius: The Scorpion – actually looks like it’s constellation name sake Easy M4 – You can easily see Large extended, chains just W. of Antares – a globular cluster in the constellation of Scorpius. It was discovered by Philippe Loys de Chéseaux in 1745 and catalogued by Charles Messier in 1764. It was the firstContinue reading “Episode 233 – Scorpius Deep Dive Show Notes”

Episode 226 – Objects to Observe In June 2022

What are some easy starting advice for beginners getting into star gazing? The sky is broken up into degrees of measurement, 60 arc seconds = 1 arc minute = 1 degree.  THe Moon is about a ½ degree and your Fist = 10 degrees Try binoculars on the night sky / the partially lit moonContinue reading “Episode 226 – Objects to Observe In June 2022”

Episode 209 – Objects to Observe in April 2022 Show Notes

A great conjunction of sorts happens from the End of March through the first week of April. Mars and Saturn are in a binocular / wide field telescopic field, on the 4th &5th Mars is closer than 0.5-degrees south of Saturn. April 3rd – Uranus 0.6-degrees north of crescent moon April 8th – Lunar XContinue reading “Episode 209 – Objects to Observe in April 2022 Show Notes”

Episode 183 – Objects to Observe in January 2022 Show Notes

Welcome to Episode 183 of the Actual Astronomy Podcast, the Objects to Observe in the January 2022 Night Sky Edition. I’m Chris and joining me is Shane. We are amateur astronomers who love looking up at the night sky and this podcast is for anyone who likes going out under the stars.  In this episodeContinue reading “Episode 183 – Objects to Observe in January 2022 Show Notes”

Episode 175 – Comet Leonard and Other Objects to Observe in the December 2021 Show Notes

Welcome to Episode 175 of the Actual Astronomy Podcast we are calling this one Comet Leonard and other Objects to Observe in the December 2021 Night Sky. Comet Leonard is the big news for the month Erik wrote us with a link to an image someone took on Nov. 24th of Comet Leonard & NGC’sContinue reading “Episode 175 – Comet Leonard and Other Objects to Observe in the December 2021 Show Notes”

Episode 167 – Objects to Observe in November 2021 Show Notes

Best event for November: A partial lunar eclipse that presents better than Mays full lunar eclipse. Planetary Roundup Mercury and Venus are both covered by the Moon while Jupiter displays Moon shadows. Saturn is beginning to lose its altitude, numbing the time telescopic observing can view fine details. Uranus is at opposition, now is theContinue reading “Episode 167 – Objects to Observe in November 2021 Show Notes”