Today’s Astronomical Events – January 24th, 2015

At magnitude 4.3, Comet Lovejoy is still easily visible in the western skies around 9pm local time. Look for it with binoculars (or the naked eye if your skies are dark enough) close to 39 and 41 Arietis, the stars at the end of Aries.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.



Asteroid 2 Pallas leaves Hercules and returns to Ophiuchus. (Magnitude 9.4. Pre-dawn sky.)



Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are easily visible with the naked eye.

All times are in Universal Time (UTC). To convert the time to your timezone, click here.


Learn more about every upcoming astronomical event in 2015 An Astronomical Year (Kindle eBook) and The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) (Kindle eBook) and The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) (Paperback Edition).

The Amateur Astronomer’s Notebook allows astronomers to log 150 observing sessions and includes an appendix of hundreds of suggested deep sky objects.

Details of all available books across the world can be found here or by visiting the author’s page on Amazon.


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