This Week’s Sky at a Glance

This Week’s Sky at a Glance 2016-10-12T10:34:36+00:00

This Week’s Sky at a Glance

  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 19 – 27
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      Supernova for amateur scopes in a northern galaxy. On May 14th amateur Patrick Wiggins discovered a fresh supernova at magnitude 12.8 in NGC 6946, a showpiece galaxy at the Cepheus-Cygnus border. Story and charts: Bright Supernova Discovered in ‘Fireworks Galaxy’ NGC 6946. Update May 22nd: Supernova 2017eaw, as it's now... Read more »
  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 12 – 20
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      Supernova for amateur scopes in northern galaxy. On May 14th UT, amateur Patrick Wiggins discovered a 12.8-magnitude supernova in NGC 6946, a showpiece galaxy at the Cepheus-Cygnus border. Spectra confirm that it's a young Type-II supernova probably still on the way up. For more info and charts, see Bright Supernova... Read more »
  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 5 – 13
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      The waxing gibbous Moon is now stepping eastward across Virgo, past Jupiter and Spica. (The blue 10° scale is about the width of your fist at arm's length.) Friday, May 5 • Above the Moon tonight is Leo's tail star, Denebola (by about a fist at arm's length). Far to the Moon's... Read more »