Podcaster: Shane and Chris

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Title: The Observer’s Calendar for September 2023

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Description: The Actual Astronomy Podcast presentsThe Observer’s Calendar for September 2023.  In this episode we’ll talk about watching the Planets Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Saturn pair with our Moon in the evening sky as well as other sights to see in the September Night Sky. We welcome back the Zodiacal Light, Mercury at Greatest Elongation in the morning Sky, the Lunar X and more. We also take a look at some double stars for telescope users and a possible Naked Eye Comet C/2023 P1 Nishimura already visible in binoculars.

Bio: Shane and Chris are amateur astronomers who enjoy teaching astronomy classes and performing outreach where they help the eyes of the public to telescope eyepieces.

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Observer’s Calendar for September 2023 on Episode 354 of the Actual Astronomy podcast. I’m Chris and joining me is Shane. We are amateur astronomers who love looking up at the night sky and this podcast is for everyone who enjoys going out under the stars.

Sept 1 – Neptune 1.4-degrees N of the Moon
Sept 4 – Jupiter 3-degrees S of the Moon
Sept 5 – Uranus 3-degrees S of the Moon
What all this means is these planets are closeby in the sky as I don’t think they are close for here in NA.
Sept. 6 – Last quarter Moon
Sept 10 – Follow Capella into the daytime sky with the unaided eye this week
Sept 15 – Zodiacal Light becomes visible later this month, in E in morning.
Sept 19 – Venus at greatest illumination Difficult extent and Neptune at Opposition
Sept 22 – Lunar X, Lunar Straight Wall and Mercury at Greatest Elongation, 18-degrees from Sun, in morning sky.
Sept 23 – Fall Equinox
Sept 24 – Large Tides this week and follow Sirius into daytime with unaided eye, Mike has been doing some of this
Sept 26 – Saturn 3-degree NE of the Moon tonight
Sept 29 – Full Moon

Comet from Skyhound
New Comet Discovery C/2023 P1 (Nishimura) was discovered by H. Nishimura in images taken on Aug. 11 UT, at Gomyo, Kakegawa, Japan with a digital camera.This new 10th magnitude comet is low in the eastern sky before dawn. It has been observed visually, and is said to be relatively easy to spot, even though it is low on the horizon.

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