The Sky This Month: August—September 2003

Upcoming Events:
 
Aug 15—16 Fri—Sat David Dunlap Observatoryobserving
Aug 19 Tue Last quarter Moon
Aug 21—23 Thu—Sat Starfest
Aug 22—23 Fri—Sat David Dunlap Observatory observing
Aug 24 Sun Uranus at opposition
Aug 25—26 Mon—Tue Deep Sky Observing (first clear night)
Aug 27 Wed 02:04am EDT Mars closest to Toronto
Aug 27 Wed 05:52am EDT Mars closest to Earth
Aug 27 Wed New Moon
Aug 27 (28) Wed 08:00pm EDT Mars Fest! at the Ontario Science Centre
Aug 28 Thur 02:00pm EDT Mars at opposition
Aug 30 Sat Mars at perihelion
Sep 2—4 Tue—Thu City Observing at Bayview Village Park (first clear night)
Sep 3 Tue First quarter Moon
Sep 6 Sat David Dunlap Observatoryobserving
Sep 10 Wed Full Moon

 

Sagittarius

Deep sky objects:
 
Object NSOG Type Magnitude Notes
Messier 23 ***** OpenClust 5.5  
Messier 20 Trifid Neb ***** Clust+Neb 6.3  
NGC 6520 **** OpenClust 7.6  
Barnard 86 Ink Spot ***** DarkNeb    Near NGC 6520
Messier 8 Lagoon Neb ***** Clust+Neb 5.0  
Messier 24 Norma Arm ***** StarCloud 4.0  
Messier 17 Omega/Swan ***** Clust+Neb 6.0  
Messier 28 ***** GlobClust 6.9  
Messier 25 ***** OpenClust 4.6  
Messier 22 ***** GlobClust 5.1  

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