Thursday, April 3, 2014

April / May 2014 Starmap

A few people have asked me for the starmaps we hand out on the observatory guest nights. I just put together the latest one for April and May 2014. So here you go:

MCAO April / May Starmap

The starmap itself is from the heavens-above website, as are the dates for planetary oppositions and elongations. The additional sky and planet information is obtained from Stellarium. (I simply set the location to Rockville and look at the sky throughout the relevant months with an eye towards interesting groupings of the Moon and planets.) The meteor shower dates are obtained from EarthSky.

I hope you enjoy!