Weekend Stargazer: September 22 – 24

Zodiacal light Sept 23
The faint cone of light known as the zodiacal light extends from the east horizon, upwards along the ecliptic. The brightness of the phenomenon is exaggerated in this illustration.

The weekend is free from moonlight, which makes it a fine one for observing targets that require dark-sky conditions. And if you don’t mind rising early, this is one of the best times of year for viewing the elusive zodiacal light. Continue reading “Weekend Stargazer: September 22 – 24”