03
MAR
2015

Find Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 in Cassiopeia this March

March 2015 sees Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 play amongst the stars of Cassiopeia. The comet is now heading out of our solar system at nearly 2 million kilometres per night following its slingshot around the sun. We won’t see this comet again in our lifetimes, so now is the time to s
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07
FEB
2015

Track Green Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 from Andromeda to Cassiopeia

Comet Lovejoy Q2 sketch from the 10-Inch Skywatcher Dobsonian Have you ever seen a green comet? Now is your chance! Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 glows a grey-green colour in binoculars and telescopes during February 2015 as it tracks its way from the constellation of Andromeda and into Cas
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07
JUL
2013

How to Find the Owl Cluster in Cassiopeia

The W-shaped constellation of Cassiopeia is home to many star clusters. One of the most striking of these clusters is NGC 457 – The Owl Cluster (or ET Cluster). Why the name? When you see this cluster in a telescope you might start to see why. The cluster’s stars are arranged in such
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04
JUL
2013

A Red Giant Lurks in the M103 Star Cluster in Cassiopeia

Born from a seething mass of interstellar gas and dust some 20 million years ago, the M103 star cluster in the constellation of Cassiopeia is a fascinating object to view in a telescope.  Thirty nine hot blue-white stars arranged in a roughly triangular pattern make up the bulk of the
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