The Moon, Saturn and the Summer Triangle

July 29 2017

Saturday July 29, 8 pm

Telescopes will focus on The Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn as they traverse the night sky. We’ll trace out The Summer Triangle (Vega, Deneb, & Altair) in the East as well as Cassiopeia, Virgo, and Lyra. M57 — the Ring Nebula in Lyra — and the Star Albireo in Cygnus and the summer constellations will also be visible. FREE for members, $4 for non-members.


Sun & Moon:
Sunset will be at 8:38 pm
The 40% Waxing Crescent Moon will be visible during the entire program.

Planets:
Jupiter sets at 11:31 pm
Saturn Rises at 5:32 pm

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

DSOs/Stars:
M27 Ring Nebula
M13 The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
M4 Star Cluster in Sagittarius
Arcturus
Albireo
Alcor & Mizar
Anteres