Sky Highlights - July 2016

R Aquilae within binocular range
Mira type variable star R Aquilae (R Aql) now within binocular range

The Planets
This Month's Guide

Algol Minima
Algol eclipse dates and times for July 2016

Comet
PanSTARRS (C/2013 X1) a binocular and small telescope comet.

Northern Hemisphere
Evening
West:- Jupiter (mag. -1.8)
South:- Mars (mag. -1.4 to -0.8), Saturn (mag. +0.2)
Midnight
Southwest:- Mars, Saturn
Southeast:- Neptune (mag. +7.8)
East:- Uranus (mag. +5.8)
Morning
South:- Neptune
Southeast:- Uranus

Southern Hemisphere
Evening
West:- Venus (mag. -3.9), Mercury (mag. -1.2 to -0.2) both second half of the month
West:- Jupiter
Northeast:- Mars, Saturn
Midnight
West:- Mars, Saturn
Northeast:- Neptune
East:- Uranus
Morning
Northwest:- Neptune
North:- Uranus

Deep Sky
Naked Eye:-
Melotte 111 - Mel 111 - The Coma Star Cluster (Open Cluster)
Messier 44 - M44 - The Praesepe (Open Cluster)
NGC 869 and NGC 884 - The Double Cluster - Open Clusters
Binoculars / Small telescopes:-
Messier 13 – M13 - Great Hercules Globular Cluster
Messier 3 - M3 - Globular Cluster
Messier 81 - M81 - Bode's Galaxy (Spiral Galaxy)
Messier 82 - M82 - Cigar Galaxy (Starburst Galaxy)
Messier 27 - M27 - The Dumbbell Nebula (Planetary Nebula)

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