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Volume 19 -- Issue 04
April 2013

   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.

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   At A Glance: This month the innermost planet, Mercury, becomes visible over the eastern horizon at sunrise however due to the low angle of the ecliptic Mercury will be low above the horizon as viewed from northern mid-latitudes. Jupiter and Saturn are still visible after sunset with Jupiter setting around midnight while Saturn is near opposition and is visible all night. Venus reappears at the end of the month in the evening sky and Mars is in conjunction with the Sun and not visible.
Comet PanSTAARS passes by the Andromeda Galaxy over a few days starting on April 2nd.
   Get ready for Comet Pan-STAARS

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