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Volume 19 -- Issue 01
January 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: During January Mercury will be at superior conjunction and not visible, while its companion inner planet Venus will slowly but steadily be rising earlier and earlier catching up with the the Sun - bottom line is that this is probably the last month to get an easy view of Venus as a morning planet. The other morning planet is Saturn which at sunrise is over the south-southwest horizon. Look for Mars low in the southwest at sunset, and like Venus, this is probably the last month to see Mars as an evening planet. The only other visible planet is Jupiter, and to find the largest planet look above the west-southwest horizon at sunset to see it shining brightly near the two open star clusters in Taurus.

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