Latitude Adjustment

   I am in need of a latitude adjustment so I am heading south to Tucson Arizona for a week that includes family, darker skies, Mt. Lemmon, mountains, the desert, and night sky pictures – Milky Way, deep sky objects. For this I am exchanging midwest humidity and warm weather for considerably less humidity and but oh that heat!
   “Yeah but it’s a dry heat!”
   To which I like to reply with, “So is a pizza oven.”
   Nonetheless as the graphics below show I am also exchanging light polluted metropolitan skies for darker metropolitan skies with hopefully clear skies (at least at night) considering it is Monsoon Season there. And I am swapping colors – green for brown.

   Think about this (or not!!) When you look off toward the green horizon, where the blue ‘sky meets the ground’ did you ever wonder why these are the colors?
It’s to know where to stop mowing!!

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Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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