Jupiter and the Bees

aug19-bino   Tuesday morning, August 19th the two bright planets Jupiter and Venus, now separated by a little more than 1o still dominate the morning skies at sunrise. Jupiter will have moved to its closest to M-44, the Beehive Cluster as it comes within about 1o. For an interesting contrast the 4th magnitude star Asellus Australis one of the brighter stars in the constellation Cancer the Crab.

Click on graphic to see it full size.

Click on graphic to see it full size.

   This part of the early morning sky contains most of the northern hemisphere winter season stars as this graphic shows.
   
   
   
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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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