The Nighttime Sky for January - February, 2020:

The Planets:
Venus is that brilliant becon in the SW evening sky and continue to get even brighter. Mercury will join her late in January and through most of February but will be much dimmer. All the other planets are in the morning skies with dime ruddy red Mars rising aroun 4 am followed by much brighter Jupiter which rises around 5:30 am by the end of January. Saturn is passing behind the sun and not visible in the morning sky until middle Februray.

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Venus

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn
All Pictures Taken in My Heavenly Backyard with my Telescopes


The Heavens
The Pleiades, aka, the 7 sisters is high overhead at sunset. Following them is mighty Orion rising shortly around sunset. Within this region can be found the rosette nebula and the horsehead nebula. A dim patch of a fuzzy looking star high in the WNW around 8 pm is the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) which when viewed through a telescope shows the vastness of this large galactic neighbor which contains about 1 trillion stars. following in the sky is another galactic neighbor, the Triangulum galaxy (M33) which shows a classic spiral shape. This galaxy contains only about 40 billion stars (as compared to about 200 billion in our own Milky Way galaxy) Other objects to view are the crab nebula, ring nebula There are so many objects awaiting for us to view in a sky near you. (All the pictures were taken in my 'Heavenly Backyard'.)

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The Pleiades

Orion Nebula

Andromeda Galaxy

Ring Nebula

Crab Nebula

Triangulum Galaxy

Horsehead Nebula

Rosette Nebula
All Pictures Taken in My Heavenly Backyard with my Telescopes


Want to see more? ... Go to my Heavely Backyard Astronomy page: I will continue to add more images of the nighttime sky from my backyard and post on my astronomy page, My home page of Savannahpat.name and my Weather and Nature Facebook page along with any videos on my My You Tube Page ... All these pictures taken in my 'Heavenly' backyard.