A Thin Crescent Moon And Saturn

September 23 2017 (1)
The constellations on Sept. 23, 2017.

A Thin Crescent Moon and Saturn

Saturday September 23, 6:45 to 9:30 pm

Join us for stargazing on a cool fall evening! We’ll watch the sunset at 7:10 and then focus on the thin crescent moon. Jupiter will bright as always until it sets at 8:31, but Saturn will be with us the entire evening. Once twilight arrives, we’ll bid farewell to the summer constellations and take a closer look at some deep space objects, including M31 Andromeda Galaxy and NGC457 ET Cluster. Admission is $4 or FREE for Penn Dixie members. No registration needed.

Constellations/Asterisms:
The Summer Triangle – E (Vega, Deneb, & Altair)
The Big Dipper –NW
Cassiopeia – NE
Ophiucus – Meridian
Lyra –Meridian
Cygnus/Northern Cross – Meridian
Aquilla -Meridian
Sagittarius – S
Hercules – Meridian
Pegasus – E
Andromeda – NE

DSOs/Stars:
M27 Ring Nebula
M13 The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
NGC457 ET Cluster
M31 Andromeda Galaxy
Arcturus
Albireo
Alcor & Mizar