Saturn will be on our list of objects to view tonight at Cline Observatory. Here’s an image of that planet and some moons I took earlier this year. I used the Prompt telescopes in Chile to take the picture.
In addition to Saturn, our featured objects will be Globular Clusters. The Great Star Cluster in Hercules (M13) is a favorite. This glob of stars is about ten billion years old and more than 7 kc away from us.
We also plan to look at M15 and M19, the latter a real contrast to M13. M19, also in Hercules, is about half the size of M13, and is fairly young, about 2 or 3 billion years old.
Located on the Jamestown campus of GTCC, Cline Observatory s open to the public, free of charge, every clear Friday night.