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Volume 19 -- Issue 09
September 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.

   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. Many interesting celestial events this month including minor meteor showers, the September Equinox, and conjunctions with our Moon, planets, and stars.
Venus and Saturn and the star Spica have some close conjunctions in the evening skies at sunset.
Look toward the east before sunrise for Jupiter to be the point of a triangle with the twin stars.
Mars will pass through M 44, the Beehive Cluster, an open star cluster in Cancer.

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