15480 Empire Rd. Benson, AZ 85602 hm ph: 520-586-2244 Also, tonight (20-21 Nov) watch for a nice conjunction between Saturn and the Moon. We did some interesting imaging through the 20-in R-C at Patterson Obs on the UA South's campus in Sierra Vista, AZ, of various galaxies and star clusters, but probably the most interesting image was that of Uranus with its retinue of about 3 moons lying in a straight line rather than looking down the system pole-on as I've done in the past. Clear skies, Wayne (aka Mr. Galaxy) -- Joe Orman <joe.orman@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Each evening this month I've been watching the beautiful sight of Jupiter and Venus getting closer to each other. Be sure to look on the evenings on November 30 and December 1, when they'll appear only a couple of degrees apart -- and will be joined by the crescent moon! Sky maps from spaceweather.com: http://spaceweather.com/images2008/30nov08/skymap_30nov08.gif http://spaceweather.com/images2008/01dec08/skymap_01dec08.gif Entry from my Sky Almanac: December 1 (evening): Venus 4 degrees to lower right of crescent Moon (occultation for Europe, Africa), in SW after sunset. Jupiter 2 degrees to upper right of Venus. http://joeorman.shutterace.com/Almanac2008.html --Joe Orman -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. ____________________________________________________________ Click here to find the perfect picture with our powerful photo search features. http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL2141/fc/PnY6rw1aBmrMJO77oaqOIaJ9PXcNIRM33r1M5gijEAkpRbPAC3oI5/ -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.