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Targets for the week of 9/21/2014

Last week, I wrote a post covering specific targets one can find during evening hours this time of year. While those same objects should be on your short list this week, I wanted to extend the scope, pardon the pun, of this week’s targets by shifting your observing time to the early morning hours. 657 more words


Fading Shadow

Late shadow of moon

Fades behind sheer cobweb veil,

Filmy memory;

Soon abandons me to Night,

Searching ebon-indigo.

© Fig Tree Chance, 2014

September 19 is a very important day, “POW/MIA Recognition Day” (Third Friday of September).  19 more words


September 17 - Enterprise vs Death Star

Not really, but it’s a good headline.

Mimas, or Saturn I, (sometimes known as the “Death Star” for reasons obvious to anyone who’s ever seen one of the original… 226 more words

Going On Up There Then

September 16 - Hyperion

Hyperion is an unusual moon of Saturn.  It was discovered on September 16th 1848 by three astronomers: William Lassell of Liverpool (on his own), and Americans… 468 more words

Going On Up There Then

Wishing Well

Half a silver coin–
Moon floats on midnight waters;
Tossed carelessly, or
In last-lost hope of ghost love
Returning with autumn winds.

Dark wishing well, sky– 10 more words