AP 8

Slenderest crescent moon

Nov 23 2014, 1703 UT; 28 hrs 30 mins after New Moon. Phase 0.02, illumination 1.7%; the thinnest crescent witnessed by this observer.

Asteroid (6) Hebe

The Double Cluster

Spectacular open clusters NGC 869 (red arrow) and NGC 884 (blue arrow), the Double Cluster in Perseus. ~7000 LY distant, containing some 600 stars and less than 6 million years old. Nov 19 2014, 1817 UT.

Asteroid (8) Flora

Extreme Southerly Skies

Fleeting far-south objects from the observer’s perspective of 52⅓°N, including the lowest-latitude star yet observed and photographed from this location.

a – Adhara (epsilon Canis Majoris), Magnitude: 1.50 Declination: -29° Distance: 405 LY
b – Furud (zeta CMa), Mag: 3.00 Dec: -30° Dist: 362 LY
c – HIP 31870, Mag: 5.70 Dec: -30.5° Dist: 239 LY
d – 10 CMa, Mag: 5.20 Dec: -31° Dist: 3600 LY
e – HZ CMa, Mag: 5.70 Dec: -31.7° Dist: 650 LY
f – kappa CMa, Mag: 3.50 Dec: -32.5° Dist: 659 LY
g – delta Columbae, Mag: 3.85 Dec: -33.4° Dist: 234 LY
h – t Pup, Mag: 5.10 Dec: -34.1° Dist: 760 LY
i – HIP 32855, Mag: 4.95 Dec: -34.4° Dist: 815 LY
j – HIP 31072, Mag: 5.80 Dec: -35.25° Dist: 615 LY

Dec 3 2014, 0201 UT.

Europa/Io Occultation

Enif region, inc. Equuleus

1 – HIP 109439 Mag: 6.15 Dist: 193 LY
2 – HIP 109209 Mag: 5.70 Dist: 202 LY
3 – HIP 109691 Mag: 6.50 Dist: 755 LY
4 – OY Peg Mag: 6.30 Dist: 1000 LY
5 – HIP 109788 A Mag: 6.50 Dist: 398 LY
6 – HIP 109577 Mag: 5.90 Dist: 179 LY
7 – HIP 110204 Mag: 6.90 Dist: 1443 LY
8 – HIP 110089 Mag: 6.80 Dist: 387 LY
9 – 31 Peg Mag: 4.80 Dist: 1623 LY
10 – HIP 109471 Mag: 5.75 Dist: 681 LY

11 – HIP 109939 Mag: 6.20 Dist: 387 LY
12 – HIP 110341 Mag: 6.15 Dist: 101 LY
13 – HIP 109810 A Mag: 6.75 Dist: 872 LY
14 – Biham (theta Peg) Mag: 3.50 Dist: 92 LY
15 – 18 Peg Mag: 6.00 Dist: 1073 LY
16 – 19 Peg Mag: 5.65 Dist: 541 LY
17 – 21 Peg Mag: 5.80 Dist: 630 LY
18 – 17 Peg Mag: 5.50 Dist: 401 LY
19 – 20 Peg Mag: 5.60 Dist: 252 LY
20 – 13 Peg Mag: 5.70 Dist: 109 LY

21 – 9 Peg Mag: 4.30 Dist: 927 LY
22 – HIP 108060 Mag: 5.65 Dist: 236 LY
23 – 5 Peg Mag: 5.45 Dist: 321 LY
24 – 1 Peg Mag: 4.05 Dist: 156 LY
25 – HIP 105833 Mag: 6.80 Dist: 1039 LY
26 – HIP 106243 Mag: 6.10 Dist: 493 LY
27 – Enif (eps Peg) Mag: 2.35 Dist: 690 LY
28 – 3 Peg Mag: 6.15 Dist: 286 LY
29 – 7 Peg Mag: 5.30 Dist: 730 LY
30 – 4 Peg Mag: 5.65 Dist: 178 LY

31 – beta Equ Mag: 5.15 Dist: 331 LY
32 – 9 Equ Mag: 5.80 Dist: 655 LY
33 – HIP 105224 Mag: 5.95 Dist: 943 LY
34 – Kitalpha (alpha Equ) Mag: 3.90 Dist: 190 LY
35 – 3 Equ Mag: 5.60 Dist: 769 LY
36 – 4 Equ Mag: 5.90 Dist: 160 LY
37 – HIP 104357 Mag: 6.10 Dist: 1165 LY
38 – delta Equ Mag: 5.15 Dist: 60 LY
39 – 6 Equ Mag: 6.05 Dist: 443 LY
40 – gamma Equ Mag: 4.70 Dist: 115 LY

41 – HIP 103652 A Mag: 6.20 Dist: 235 LY
42 – HIP 103483 Mag: 6.95 Dist: 647 LY
43 – HIP 103333 Mag: 6.70 Dist: 1208 LY
44 – 18 Del Mag: 5.50 Dist: 246 LY
45 – 16 Del Mag: 5.50 Dist: 197 LY
46 – 17 Del Mag: 5.15 Dist: 480 LY
47 – HIP 103891 Mag: 6.30 Dist: 801 LY
48 – HIP 104281 Mag: 6.25 Dist: 482 LY
49 – HIP 103635 Mag: 6.60 Dist: 157 LY
50 – HIP 103675 Mag: 5.65 Dist: 524 LY

Summer Sunset

CHAPTER IX