Virtual Star Party – April 6, 2014: Saturn Rising

Article written: 6 Apr , 2014
Updated: 7 Apr , 2014
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Hosts: Fraser Cain and Scott Lewis
Astronomers: David Dickinson, Gary Gonella, Roy Salisbury, Sharin Ahmed, Stuart Forman, Mike Simmons
and some gorgeous pics from Cory Schmitz in the Southern Hemisphere
Scott also shares pics from the viewers

Apps used by Scott: Phases of the Moon and Stellarium

Tonight’s Views:
Moon
M42 Orion Nebula
M101
Sunspots
Jupiter
Large and Small Magellanic Clouds with Venus and zodiacal light from Cory
M4, Antares and Ophiuchus from Cory
Tarantula Nebula from Cory
Lunar surface detail
Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula
M51
Rosette Nebula
M81
Mars
M104 Sombrero Galaxy
Surface of the Sun
Saturn (blurry)
Triffid Nebula and Lagoon Nebula
California Nebula (top and bottom)
M42 Orion Nebula
Scorpio
M108

We hold the Virtual Star Party every Sunday night as a live Google+ Hangout on Air. We begin the show when it gets dark on the West Coast. If you want to get a notification, make sure you circle the Virtual Star Party on Google+. You can watch on our YouTube channel or here on Universe Today.

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