Royal Oak - Cerne Abbas
23 Long Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorset, DT2 7JG
Everyone is invited to join a small, friendly team of astronomers at the Royal Oak in Cerne Abbas for an evening observing comet 2020/E3 ZTF, now infamously dubbed “the green comet”. Telescopes will be available to observe this visitor to the inner solar system. Whilst the meeting location is the Royal Oak, the group may congregate at the nearby Cerne Abbas Giant viewpoint car park.
Please note that this has already taken place on 08/02/2023
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Wed 8th Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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