Plans for Public Observing Tonight

If the sky cooperates, I’ve got the plan below for observing tonight:

Far to Near Tonight

  1. NGC 891, G-Aba.
    • mag 9.9
  2. NGC 6205 (M13)
    • mag 5.9
    • 7.2 kpc distant
  3. NGC 883
    • mag 7.1
  4. NGC 7662 Blue Snowball Nebula, the Featured Object
    • mag 8.3
    • 1.800 LY
  5. M57 The Ring Nebula
    • mag 9.7
    • 0.6 kpc
  6. Saturn
  7. Mars
  8. The Moon

Cline Observatory, located on the Jamestown campus of Guilford Technical Community College, is open to the public every clear Friday night, free of charge..

From March thru October the regular Friday night public observing sessions begin about 30 minutes after sunset. Sessions usually last about two hours.


The observatory is open to the night air so please dress appropriately.

For more information and directions please see the Observatory website at:


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