New-2/2_____1st Quarter-2/11_____Full-2/18_____ Last Quarter-2/24
Alpha Centaurids peak-2/8. Watch for a few meteors from the south, early in the morning.
Delta Leonids peak-2/25. From the east side of Leo.
Deep Sky Objects (DSO's)
Messier Objects M35-Fine open cluster in Gemini, M50-Open cluster in Monoceros, M46, M47-two open clusters in Puppis, M48-Open cluster in Hydra, M93-Open cluster in Puppis, M41 in Canis Major
The Eskimo Nebula, (requires 6" telescope minimum), planetary nebula in Gemini. Hubble's Variable Nebula-Comet shaped nebula in Monoceros. Monoceros is surrounded by Orion, Canis Major and Canis Minor. The nebula requires a telescope. It's called "variable" because the gases involved change shape over a relatively short period of time-like 2 months. Here is a couple frame gif animation of the motion by a friend of mine here in Tempe.
Here's the link to SEDS as promised.
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