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Dan Caton at the DSO 32-inch telescope

Basic Information

Dates of phases of the moon

Telescope recommendations

Up in the Air is a column written by Dr. Dan Caton, and published monthly, on the third Monday, in the SciTech section of the Charlotte Observer (and the Raleigh News and Observer), and gives information on interesting phenomena seen in the sky.

This web site is in support of that column, and will provide additional links and information about the topic discussed this month.

Further information on this month's column as published online 9/13-14 and in print 9/15:\

Explore the Milky Way here.

The Great Rift of dust is explained in more detail here.

I have provided below a map of the mid-September sky for about 9:00 pm. Note the Milky Way crossing the early evening sky!

You may email the author at catondb@appstate.edu

September evening sky