Some Telescope Tips, a Meagre Moon, and Mars Helps See the Sea-Goat!

(Above: The spectacular globular star cluster designated Messier 70 near Capricornus, as imaged by the Hubble space telescope.)
(Above: If you cover your telescope before you bring it inside on a cold night, you’ll avoid covering it with frost or wet dew.)
(Above: The eastern pre-dawn sky on Monday, November 5 will feature the old moon over Venus, as shown here at 6 am local time. Venus will remain visible in the morning sky all winter long.)
(Above: The young crescent moon will join Jupiter and Mercury on Thursday, November 8 as as shown here at 5:30 pm local time. On the weekend, the waxing moon will climb to sit near Saturn in a dark early evening sky.)
(Above: Mars and the ice giant planets Uranus and Neptune are well placed for viewing most of the night, as shown here at 6 pm local time this week.)
(Above: The line-of-sight double star Al Gedi is the brightest of Capricornus’ styars and easy to discern.)
(Above: The stars of Capricornus are modest, but visible without help in dark skies. The constellation includes double stars and the fine globular star cluster designated M70.)



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