By Dave Fuller on 11/29/2013 11:33 AM
Moon near Spica in daytimeA few days ago I wrote about the Moon occulting Spica... but during daytime hours. I knew that stars like Sirius could be seen during the day - but Spica is also 2.5 magnitudes dimmer - or 9 times fainter. During nighttime, that may not be much, but during the day, it could mean the difference between seeing something, or not seeing it. The sky was going to be clear, so I was determined to give it a shot.

Originally I had planned on using a 10" telescope, because I wanted maximum light gathering. But that wouldn't help other people with smaller scopes know if they could see things like this in the future. So initially, I decided to bring out my 4.5" Orion Starblast,...

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This blog includes what to see in the night and daytime skies, thoughts on telescopes, binoculars, and other astronomy observing accessories and equipment, plus my own occasional notes on objects I've seen and observed. Oh, and the random theater or other "my take on life" post. In other words, there is always something interesting. Check it out.