THE STARS THIS WEEK
Chart Time: 8:30 p.m. Sunday
Perseus the Hero is well placed for viewing during mid evening. Highlighting this ancient constellation is Algol, a variable star that changes brightness over a regular basis, nicknamed the Winking Demon.
During morning twilight, the crescent moon slips north of blazing bright blue white Venus. Currently, the planet’s huge phase shape can be seen through small telescopes.
Taurus the Bull is well placed for viewing during early evening. Taurus is the home of M-45, the famous Pleiades or Seven Sisters star cluster. This is a group of young stars best seen using binoculars or lowpowered telescopes.
Saturn remains visible, low in the southwest after sunset. Small telescopes will show off the planet’s famous rings.
Sharp-eyed stargazers with binoculars can look for the slim crescent moon to slide northeast of pink red Mercury, very low in the southeast, during morning twilight.
Red Mars remains visible in the south after sunset. This is a great time to search for deep sky objects, and faint constellations that are seen in our fall skies.
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