This Week In Astronomy

New Moon, Dark Skies
Take advantage of the dark skies provided by the New Moon on March 28th to scope out the many star clusters, galaxies and other deep-sky gems March has to offer.
Celestial Triangle
On March 29th immediately following sunset, the brand-new crescent Moon and planets Mars and Mercury will form a large triangle above the western horizon. You don’t need a telescope to see this pretty grouping!
Challenge Object, NGC 2419, “The Intergalactic Wanderer”
In the constellation Lynx, from a location with dark skies using a good 4.5″ or larger telescope, try to find globular cluster NGC 2419.