View Full Version : What's Up This Week - December 19 - December 25, 2005

2005-Dec-19, 06:30 PM
SUMMARY: Greetings, fellow SkyWatchers... I hope you have your shopping done, because this is going to be one exciting week! We'll start off with awesome barred spiral NGC 1300 and move on to study both a white and red dwarf star. We'll pass through the Delta Arietids meteor stream, reach Winter Solstice and search out new cluster Collinder 62. The next morning we'll pass through the stream of comet 8/P Tuttle and hunt down Mercury. But the early morning excitement hasn't ended as the Moon will occult Beta Virginis and Venus comes to a standstill. Not enough? Then hang on as we explore multiple system Theta Orionis and watch as asteroid Vesta slides by bright star Delta Geminorum. Still up for more? Then enjoy a very special Christmas morning as the Moon occults Spica and the night brings around the one and only "Christmas Tree Cluster!" It's time to dance among the winter stars, because...

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