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3 arcseconds by month end. If you’re lucky enough to get an evening with a relatively still atmosphere, there’s plenty of detail still to be seen on Mars. This includes a reasonable view of the planet’s north polar region and light wispy atmospheric clouds. The dark V-shaped feature known as Syrtis Major is well placed around midnight during the middle of the month. JUPITER BEST TIME TO SEE: 1 June, 23:45 BST (22:45 UT) ALTITUDE: 22º LOCATION: Libra DIRECTION: West-southwest Jupiter is losing altitude fast by the time the sky starts to darken.
30 W Orion BILL MCSORLEY, DERBYSHIRE DALES, 10 FEBRUARY 2016 Bill says: “This image was taken while on a short break in the Dales. I managed to image the main body of Orion and afterwards I thought I ought to have also included his shield and arm. ” Equipment: Unmodified Canon EOS 1000D DSLR camera, 18-55mm lens, Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer mount. T The Whirlpool Galaxy ALISON BOSSAERT, KIRKBY-IN-ASHFIELD, 11 MARCH 2016 Alison says: “I always make a list of targets for the coming month, and I chose the Whirlpool Galaxy as it was a high target.
All went smoothly and those watching the launch live on BBC One saw Peake grinning at the cameras from behind his Sokol spacesuit visor and giving the thumbs up during the nine-minute trip to low-Earth orbit. The planned four-orbit rendezvous with the ISS went well, but excitement occurred when the docking system failed and the Soyuz spacecraft backed away rapidly from the ISS, but Malenchenko coolly took over and performed a manual docking. Two and a half hours later they were able to board, and found the three astronauts already on the ISS – NASA’s Scott Kelly and Russia’s Mikhail Kornienko and Sergei Volkov – waiting to give them a warm welcome.
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