The Stardate in the South Island over the weekend was a fantastic opportunity to learn about some objects that we haven’t seen before.
Over the last couple of weeks Milky-Way.kiwi has made a few videos of how to find some interesting night sky objects. This article summarises them to build a whole evening of astronomy.
Milky-Way.kiwi has compiled a definitive list of the most awesome and fantastic objects of the night sky in this, the Milky-Way.kiwi Catalog. There are 12 objects encompassing both the Northern and Southern sky, so there’s something in the list for everyone.
This short video will help you find the Tarantula Nebula.
The next week is going to be overshadowed by the Moon a bit so it’s the perfect opportunity to do some Moon observing. There’s also a good chance to spot some interesting globular clusters.
Next week, Mars and Jupiter are better positioned in the early morning, before dawn, to get some good views and it might be the last chance to see Mercury for a while. With the moon taking a break the opportunity exists for some great views of some of the more fainter objects.