Friday, September 29, 2006

Lunar Occultation

While out pointing my binocs at the moon tonight (I've just started playing with the Astro League's beginner's lunar checklist), I noticed that the moon was getting awful close in the sky to a particular star. For grins, I sat there a while longer, and watched the moon move in front of it. Quite a nifty sight, for a beginner. xephem shows it as v1 (I assume that's gamma-one) Sagittarius; Peterson's Field Guide shows it as W Sag.

Woo hoo! My first occultation!

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