Phoenix Clear Sky Chart

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Saturn a few days before Opposition

It was a beautiful Arizona Monday night (5/18/2015) and its the New Moon it is located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. So I decided to take a crack at Saturn before its at Opposition on Saturday May 23rd. Tonight the wind variable to 10 mph, seeing was very good and it was after 9pm so it was dark enough to see faint objects also. I took a look at my first Galaxy which was M67. It is a cluster and it was a perfect night to see it. I'm going to try and take a video of it with my Canon SX20 IS next time. As for Saturn I was able to take a really nice shot with the NexImage 5 web cam. If you want to leave leave comments please do so.