BASIL March 2024

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BASIL March 2024

The front cover of BASIL shows images taken using the new BAS SeeStar S50 Smart APO telescope, by Darren Brown (BAS).

Observing highlights of the month include:

  • 2 March: Minor planet 3 Juno reaches opposition
  • 13 March: Jupiter lies near a waxing crescent Moon (pm)
  • 14 March: Waxing crescent Moon lies near the Pleiades (pm)
  • 25 March: Penumbral lunar eclipse visible in Bristol
  • 26 March: Spica lies very close to the Moon (pm)
  • 29-31 March: C/2021 S3 PanSTARRS crosses the Coathanger Cluster

26 well placed observing targets for the month are listed on p24-25, with more information given for 4 selected targets.

Society News includes meetings and outreach events planned for March and photos from the BAS AGM held on 23 Feb. 2024.

BASIL March 2024

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