Friday, June 3, 2011

Astronomy Friday....chasing asteroids

The asteroid Vesta makes it's appearence in June, and now is a great time to begin you search for this object.

 A pair of hand held binocular will help you spot it nestled among the stars of Capricornus. The asteroid is shining at the 7th magnitude in early June, but before summer ends it will be a bright 5.6 magnitude and visible to the naked eye.
To locate Vesta, use Iota Capriconi as a guide, Vesta lies less than 1 degree east of this star tonight!

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