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Scary Halloween Observing

PK 164+31.1


It's time to get out the Milky Way and Mars candy bars, and time again to fill the candy jar with Moon Pies and Starburst chews. It's October and it's time for Halloween. While the kiddies will be out trick or treating on October 31, some of you will no doubt be showing starry or lunar views to them through your telescopes before handing out your astronomically correct treats. Well good for you. But save some scary treats for yourself, too. Here is a list of scary nuggets to savor and devour some dark clear night. Try some now, and save some, just like you save your favorite halloween candy, for later.

Mirach's Ghost, NGC404 in AND, r.a 01 09.33, dec +35° 43', mag 10.3, 4.3 x 3.9' gxy

The Phantom Streak NGC6741 in AQL, r.a. 19 02.42, dec. -00° 26', mag 12, 9" x 7" pn

Ghost of the Moon Nebula NGC6781 AQL, r.a. 19 18.31, dec +06° 33' mag 11.8, 1.9' x 1.8' pn

The Spider Galaxy in NGC5829 in BOO, r.a. 15 02.45, dec. +23° 20', mag 13.4, 1.7' x 1.5' gxy

The Skull Nebula NGC246 in CET, r.a. 00 47.6, dec -11° 52', mag 8.5, 4' x 3' pn

The Witch Head Nebula. IC2118 in ERI, r.a.05 06.9, dec -07° 13' bright neb

The Ghost Ring IC5148 in GRU, r.a.21 59.38, dec -39° 22', mag 11, 2' pn

Little Ghost Nebula NGC 6369 in OPH, r.a. 17 29.3, dec. -23° 46', mag 10.4 pn

Red Spider Nebula NGC 6537 in SAG, r.a. 18 05.18, dec. -19° 50' mag 12, 5" pn

Phobos and Deimos (Fear and Terror) - the moons of Mars

Hell, Rukl's Atlas of the Moon, chart 64. 33 km crater near Deslandres 32.4° S, 17.7&W

Lacus Doloris (Lake of Suffering), Rukl chart 23, 110 km mare 17° N, 9& E

Lacus Mortis (Lake of Death), Rukl chart 14, 150 km diameter flooded crater, 45° N, 27& E

Lacus Timoris (Lake of Fear), Rulk chart 63, 130 km long mare, 39° S, 28& W

Palus Putrendis (Marsh of Rot), Rukl chart 22, 180 km small plain on the prime meridian, near Hadley Rille and Apollo 15 site, 27°N , 0&

Epsilon (36) BOO, r.a.14 45.01, dec +27° 04.20, double star, mag 2.5 and 4.9, yellow/orange and blue/green double

Mu (51) BOO, r.a.15 24.32, dec. +37° 22, triple star, mag 4.3 and 7 and 7.6 triple, yellow primary, yellow/orange pair

Xi (37) BOO, r.a 14 51.26, dec. +19° 6', quadruple star, mag 4.7 and 7.0, with a 9.6 and 12.6 companion, yellow and reddish/orange

Happy Halloween, PK 164+31.1 (Jones 1)


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