2016/17 Stargazing Dates

Here is a reminder of our Stargazing Dates at Garlogie for the 2017/18 season.
Monday 25th September
Monday 16th October
Monday 20th November
Monday 11th December
Monday January 15th
Monday February 19th ( This is a Change of date I am at Astrofest London 12th Febuary)
Monday March 12th
As usual we will meet the following week if weather is bad on these Dates

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Owl Cluster

Finding the Owl Cluster in the Night Sky

To find the Owl Cluster start by finding the constellation Cassiopeia,Then identifying the star Ruchbah in the W of Cassiopeia. With Binoculars or a low power eyepiece (25mm) in your telescope’s focuser, trace out a short line to the RIGHT of Ruchbah and the cluster will come into view.This is a real Hoot to find and looks good in any eyepiece give it ago ,Have fun.

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