The Sky This Month: October-November 2004

All times are in local time, EDT until October 30, EST beginning October 31

Oct 20
Wed
04:22 PM
First quarter Moon
Oct 20
Wed 11:00 PM
Orionid meteors peak
Oct 27
Wed
11:07 PM
Full Moon
Oct 27/28
Wed/Thu
08:06 PM-02:03 AM
Total Lunar Eclipse/OSC Star Party
http://members.rogers.com/ggaherty/lunareclipse20041028.htm
Oct 30/31
Sat/Sun

Daylight Saving Time ends
Nov 4
Thu
04:00 PM
Venus 0.6° N of Jupiter
Nov 4
Thu
11:00 PM
S. Taurid meteors peak
Nov 5
Fri
00:53 AM
Last quarter Moon
Nov 5
Fri
06:28 AM-08:22 AM
Double shadow transit on Jupiter (Europa and Ganymede)
Nov 8-11
Mon-Thu

Deep sky observing (1st clear night)
Nov 9
Tue
10:57 AM-12:01 PM
Moon occults Jupiter
Nov 9
Tue 09:00 PM
Venus 0.2° N of Moon
Nov 10
Wed
11:00 PM
Mars 0.5° N of Moon
Nov 12
Fri 09:27 AM
New Moon
Nov 13
Sat
10:00 PM
Mercury 0.9° N of Moon
Nov 15, 16, 18
Mon Tue Thu

City observing (1st clear night)
Nov 17
Wed 03:25 AM
Leonid meteors peak


Triangulum, Aries, Pisces, Cetus, Sculptor

Object
Designation
Constellation
Details
Double DS-5 Gamma
Aries
mag 4.8 4.8/sep 7.8"/pa 0° Mesarthim *****
Double
DS-7 Alpha
Pisces
mag 4.2 5.1/sep 1.8"/pa 272° Alrisha ****
Double
DS-11 Gamma
Cetus
mag 3.5 7.3/sep 2.8"/pa 294° ****
Variable
0214-03 Omicron
Cetus
Mira/mag 3.4 - 9.3 /332d Mira
http://www.aavso.org/charts/CET/OMI_CET/OMICET-A.GIF
http://www.aavso.org/charts/CET/OMI_CET/OMICET-B.GIF
Variable
0231+33 R
Triangulum
Mira/mag 6.2 - 11.7/267d
http://www.aavso.org/charts/TRI/R_TRI/RTRI-A.GIF
http://www.aavso.org/charts/TRI/R_TRI/RTRI-B.GIF
http://www.aavso.org/charts/TRI/R_TRI/RTRI-D.GIF
Variable
0242+17 T
Aries
Semi-Regular/mag 8.3 - 10.9/317d
http://www.aavso.org/charts/ARI/T_ARI/TARI-B.GIF
http://www.aavso.org/charts/ARI/T_ARI/TARI-D.GIF
Galaxy M33
Triangulum mag 5.7/sb 14.2 2.8 million ly Pinwheel Galaxy **
Galaxy
M74
Pisces
mag 9.4/sb 14.4 30 million ly The Phantom ****
Galaxy
M77
Cetus
mag 8.9/sb 13.2 50 million ly Cetus A ****
Galaxy
NGC253
Sculptor
mag 7.2/sb 13.2 10 million ly Sculptor Galaxy *****