Planetary conjunctions for the end of November 2012 November 28, 2012Posted by aquillam in Astronomy.
Tags: astronomy, Hyades, Jupiter, Mercury, Moon, observing, Pleiades, Saturn, urban_observing, Venus
It’s the last week of November. Clear skies are few and far between, so if you got ’em, use ’em!
The Moon was full at 9:28 EST this morning, so it’s very bright and very flat tonight. Although not a very good telescope target, you might try stacking several short exposure images to try and capture some detail on the Moon along with Jupiter, red Aldebaran, and the Pleiades.
In the morning, Venus and Saturn are in close conjunction this week. Unfortunately they were closest yesterday morning, so I’m a little late with that news. Still, it’s worth getting out and looking for the rest of the week. For one thing, Mercury joins the group, Making a nice line of Mercury, Venus, Saturn and Spica on Friday morning, and most of next week too.