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THE BIG THREE

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LUNAR HIGHLIGHTS

BEST TIME TO SEE:

20 January, around 19:00 UT for the Lunar X and V; 25 January, from 23:00 UT for the M35 occultation

The Moon is a popular target for January; a bright, easy to locate object if you have been lucky enough to receive a new telescope for Christmas. It’s also a popular photographic target, easily bright enough to register on the continually evolving imaging technology found within modern smartphones.

The Moon isn’t appreciated by everyone and for hunters of the more diffuse objects in the night sky – objects such as

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