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Volume 21 -- Issue 2
February 2015

   Welcome to this issue of Qué tal. Here you will find useful observing information about the visible planets, our Moon and other moons, the Sun, as well as various 'things' celestial.
   Among these web pages you will find monthly star maps for either the northern or southern hemisphere that are suitable for printout. Animated images are utilized to illustrate celestial motions such as orbital motions of the planets, and other solar orbiting objects, or apparent and real motions along the ecliptic and the local horizon. Regular features include plotting the monthly positions of the visible planets using heliocentric coordinates; following moon phases; conjunctions; the sun's apparent motion and the Earth's real motion along the ecliptic.

   For additional useful Earth and Space news, information, and graphics follow my WordPress Blog at bobs-spaces, or as Tweets, or as an RSS feed.

   Click here to watch some of my video work posted on You Tube.

At A Glance: Welcome to this issue of Qué tal.
   This month Mercury rises ahead of the Sun and is visible over the eastern horizon, while above the southern horizon at about the same time is Saturn, near the reddish star Antares. Even further off to the west is Jupiter, however it rises before sunset and is visible above the western horizon at sunrise. Look toward the western horizon at sunset for Venus and Mars to come together in a close conjunction during the middle of the month.
For more observing information visit Bobs-Spaces.net

   Qué tal Theater: "New Horizons for a Little Planet"