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The beautiful crescent Moon near Jupiter in the evening sky on Sunday.
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The beautiful crescent Moon returned to the evening sky on Saturday (May 11).(photo: Crescent Moon low on the horizon. Kos Coronaios.)
A log of sky brightness readings taken at various places in South Africa.
Star gazing at the Ostrich Ranch, Cape Town, with the folk from Elkanah House.(photo: Setting up at dusk.)
Last night's penumbral eclipse of the Moon was captured by Kos Coronaios of Limpopo. Two occultations were also attempted.(photo: Partial eclipse of the Moon. 2013 April 25. Kos Coronaios.)
A beautiful crescent Moon shone near Jupiter and the Hyades this past Sunday.(photo: Crescent Moon and Jupiter. Wim Filmalter.)
Comet C/2012 F6 Lemmon is back! It can be spotted in the morning sky, visible in the east shortly before sunrise. For the next week or so, the comet will share the dawn with Mercury. The little planet shines brightly at around magnitude zero, while the comet is around 6th magnitude.(photo: Comet Lemmon. 2013 April 16, 05:11 SAST. Imaged by Kos Coronaios, Limpopo.)
The second IAU/OAD outreach event by Limpopo Astronomy and the Soutpansberg Club was held at Forever Resort Warmbaths (Bela Bela).(photo: IAU/OAD outreach by Limpopo Astronomy, 2013 April 06. Image by Kos Coronaios.)
The first IAU/OAD outreach event by Limpopo Astronomy and the Soutpansberg Club was held at the Mall of the North in Polokwane on Friday.(photo: IAU/OAD outreach by Limpopo Astronomy, 2013 March 29. Image by Kos Coronaios.)
A Barn door star tracker is a relatively easy and cheap gadget to make if you don't want to spend R 20k on a GEM.(photo: Manually driven barn door star tracking platform gadget.)
The CMC - Cape Magician's Circle - celebrates its 80th birthday.(photo: Workshop)
The 2013 Autumn SSP was held on March 14-17 at Bergwater Lodge near Montagu.(photo: SSP group photo, by Paul Kruger.)
Kos Coronaios images the Moon between Jupiter, the Pleiades and Hyades.(photo: 2013 March 17. Jupiter, Moon, M45 and Hyades. Kos Coronaios)
After more than three years of many unsuccessful attempts, Oleg Toumilovitch has captured the International Space Station crossing the surface of the Sun.(photo: ISS crossing the Sun. 2013 March 16. Oleg Toumilovitch, Johannesburg)
Today's CMC meeting featured a talk by Diane May on cold reading.(photo: Diane May on cold reading)
One day at Hakos Observatory, Namibia, in one photo.(photo: One day, one photo. Hakos Observatory, Namibia. December 2012. Auke Slotegraaf)
A beautiful Full Moon rises over the bosveld.(photo: Full Moon rising. 2013 February 26. Kos Coronaios)
Yesterday, the more-or-less Quarter Moon and Jupiter had a close approach. Kos was on stand-by to witness the event.(photo: Daylight view of Jupiter and the Moon. Kos Coronaios)
Update (2012.02.21): Images of the asteroid from Greg Roberts in Cape Town!
Asteroid 2012 DA14 zips past Earth and through the southern skies on the evening of February 15. A steady pair of binoculars, a watch, and a star chart are all you need to see this cosmic bullet, lickety-splitting it 28,000 km/h past our planet.(photo: 2012 DA14 flyby imaged by Greg Roberts)
The time has come to bid farewell to Comet C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS), at least from our southern hemisphere vantage point. Now, keep your browser aimed steadily at spaceweather.com for images from stargazers on the other side of the planet. Meanwhile, Comet Lemmon can still be enjoyed.(photo: Montage of some of the images of PanSTARRS taken by South African astrophotographers.)
The East Rand Magic Society (ERMS) is holding its Convention on 2013 August 07-09, which also doubles as their 25th birthday party.(photo: East Rand Magic Society Convention 2013 first flyer)
The best astronomical events in the southern skies for 2013.