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Enjoy the Lyrid meteor shower

21 April 2015 Peter Grego

With a young crescent Moon setting around midnight for the peak of the Lyrid meteor shower, prospects are good for this annual display that can produce medium-speed fireballs.

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Good Morning Mercury

14 October 2014 Peter Grego

Forget about Mercury’s evening appearance in the first half of this month – it is its morning apparition towards the end of October and into November that is the cause of celebration.

Observing

Dwarf Planet Eris at Opposition

14 October 2014 Peter Grego

The trans-Neptunian dwarf planet Eris, discovered in 2005, comes to opposition in October. This distant, deep-frozen little world is within the reach of amateur CCD imagers.