Comet Watch: September gives us a comet bright enough to see with binoculars, possibly naked eye, and viewable all night long. Check the finder chart below to see Comet Garradd this month.
Best Dark Sky Weekend: New moon occurs at the end of the month. The best weekend for observing all night is September 24-25. This is a couple of nights before the night of the full moon.
Jupiter is now easily visible for evening observers, appearing just after sunset. It’s viewable all night and, until after midnight, it’s the only planetary option.
Capricornus, a zodiacal constellation, is highlighted this month with a single Messier object and two worthy double stars.
Enjoy the last of the warm weather with Autumn astronomy!
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