This Week In Astronomy

Winter Star Clusters
Look east of constellation Canis Major’s brightest star Sirius with a telescope to see two beautiful star clusters, M46 and M47 in the constellation Puppis.

New Moon
The New Moon of February 15th promises dark skies for a great, albeit chilly, opportunity to get clear views of the winter Milky Way and various deep space objects. The nights leading up to and following the 15th will also be nice and dark for stargazing.