22
FEB
2016

Find Messier 101 Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major

A moonless night during late winter or spring is a great time to look for the Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major. Catalogued as Messier 101, the Pinwheel Galaxy is a face-on spiral galaxy more than 25 million light years away from us. A huge galaxy almost double the size of our own Milky W
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11
FEB
2016

Find Comet Catalina US10 by the Pole Star in February 2016

Comet Catalina US10 is speeding away from Earth back into deep space never to return in our lifetime. From the UK the comet is still visible close to Polaris – the Pole Star, and is easy to pick up in binoculars or a small telescope on any clear night in February 2016. Comet Cat
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05
FEB
2016

Find Mars and Saturn Ahead of Sunrise in February 2016

February 2016 sees both Mars and Saturn visible from the UK in the morning sky ahead of sunrise. Look towards your south from 5am until daybreak. The two brightest star-like objects that you see in this direction about +20 degrees above the horizon will be Mars and Saturn. Saturn is t
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04
FEB
2016

Best Dates and Times for the International Space Station in February 2016

February 2016 sees the International Space Station (ISS) return to the early evening skies over the UK. Watch Tim Peake and his colleagues on the Space Station pass silently overhead some 250 miles above our heads every night from Sunday 7 February 2016 through to Wednesday 17 Februar
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02
FEB
2016

See Jupiter in a Telescope this February

February 2016 is a great time to track down Jupiter in the evening sky. From the UK the giant planet climbs into the evening sky over the eastern horizon at jut before 9pm at the start of the month. It is easy to identify as it shines brighter than any star in the evening sky. Each ni
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