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Moon closest to Mars on November 25

Tonight – November 25, 2014 – the waxing crescent moon and the red planet Mars appear in the southwest sky at nightfall. Be sure to check out these worlds at early evening because they’ll follow the sun beneath the horizon by mid-evening.2014-nov-25-mars-moon-night-sky-chart

Partial Solar Eclipse October 23rd 2014

Hope you have a chance to get out at sunset and see the partial solar eclipse. Here are some pictures of the eclipse that were being projected onto a flat panel via a real nice older telescope.

Click HERE to check in at the CAA-Cuyahoga Astronomical Association site for more pictures and a full story!

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A View of Orion

A View of Orion


This image of the Orion Nebula (M42) was recorded from the CAA Letha House observing site. Member Christopher Christie wrote that he made the image “during the September new moon with a 65mm refractor and DSLR. As for all the details, I forget most. But it was a Canon T3, 1600 ISO with my AT65EDQ, about 3 hours of subs, stacked and processed in Pixinsight.”

Have you ever attended a Star Party ?

A star party is a gathering of amateur astronomers for the purpose of observing the sky.

Local star parties may be one night affairs, or even weekends, but larger events can last up to a week or longer and attract hundreds or even thousands of participants.

Check out this star party. What star parties have you attended ? What did you see that night?

November 2014 – Get your Starry Trails

astro2   November is here! Now that we have changed back our clocks to Eastern Standard Time, we can go outside and enjoy an evening of stargazing right after dinner! The evenings are getting colder, so we will need to put on our winter coats, gloves, hats and maybe boots. If you are lucky enough to have a good south, southwestern view, you will be able to see the red planet Mars after sunset.

We will begin our hike at 7:00 pm. Grab your Starry Trail map & binoculars and let’s go!

November Highlights
November 2 – Daylight Savings time ends at 2am.
November 6 – Full Moon. According to folklore it is the Full Beaver Moon.
November 14 – Last Quarter Moon.
November 17 – Leonid Meteor Shower peaks. Best viewing hours before dawn.
November 22 – New Moon.
November 26 – The Moon passes north of Mars in the south-southwestern sky.
November 25 – First Quarter Moon.