July, 2009

Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Wednesday, July 1

On this date in 2004, the Cassini mission (a joint effort of NASA/ESA/ASI) became the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn. In 1917, astronomers at Mt. Wilson were celebrating as their 100″ primary mirror arrived, though it didn’t see “first light” until 5 months later! Start your stargazing evening off right by having a look at the Moon’s wasted Southern Highland area. Familiarize yourself with the many craters, and we’ll return in the months ahead to identify them!


Lava Flow Globular Cluster Lunar Surface Galactic Center Lava Dome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Warren Rupp ObservatoryMartelUSA

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