Best Viewing Month 

    Constellation 

    Meeting Presented 

    by 

    Meade Autostar Tour

    November

    Cassiopeia - The Queen of Ethiopia

    31-Oct-2012

    DW

    Tour Cassiopeia

    November

    Andromeda - The Chained Maiden

     14-Nov-2012

    AP 

    Tour Andromeda

    December

    Triangulum -The Triangle

    28-Nov-2012 

    DW

    Tour Triangulum

    December

    Perseus - The Gorgon Killer

     12-Dec-2012

    DW 

    Tour Perseus

    January

    Taurus - The Bull

     9-Jan-2013

    DW

    Tour Taurus

    February

    Auriga - The Charioteer

     23-Jan-2013

    DW

    Tour Auriga

    February

    Camelopardalis - The Giraffe

     6-Feb-2013

    DW

    Tour Camelopar

    February

    Gemini - The Twins 

     6-Mar-2013

    DW

    Tour Gemini

    March

    Lynx - The Lynx

     20-Feb-2013

    DW

    Tour Lynx

    March

    Cancer - The Crab

     20-Mar-2013

    DW

    Tour Cancer

    April

    Leo Minor - The Little Lion

     3-Apr-2013

    DW

    Tour Leo Minor

    April

    Leo - The Lion

     17-Apr-2013

    DW

    Tour Leo

    May

    Canes Venatici - The Hunting Dogs

     1-May-2013

    DW

    Tour Canes Vena

    May

    Coma Berenices - The Hair of Berenice   

     15-May-2013

    DW

    Tour Coma Beren

    Jun

    Bootes - The Herdsman

     12-Jun-2013

    DW

    Tour Bootes

    July

    Corona Borealis - The Northern Crown

     26-Jun-2013

    DW

    Tour Corona Bor

    July

    Hercules - The Strongman

     28-Aug-2013

    DW

    Tour Hercules

    August

    Lyra - The Lyre

     11-Sep-2013

    AP

    Tour Lyra

    September

    Cygnus - The Swan

     25-Sep-2013

    DW

    Tour Cygnus

    October

    Cepheus - The King

     9-Oct-2013

    DW

    Tour Cepheus

    October

    Pegasus - The Winged Horse

     23-Oct-2013

    DW

    Tour Pegasus

    November

    Pisces - The Fishes

     6-Nov-2013

    DW

    Tour Pisces

    November

    Aries - The Ram

     20-Nov-2013

    DW

    Tour Aries

    Key to the Object Types 

    GX - Galaxy (SG - Spiral Galaxy, IG - Irregular Galaxy, EG - Elliptical Galaxy

    PN - Planetary Nebula (Nebula having a regular or symmetrical shape)

    N    - Nebula (Other diffuse or irregularly shaped nebula

    GC - Globular Cluster (Tightly formed cluster of (usually) old stars)

    OC - Open Cluster (Loosely formed cluster of (usually) young stars)

    Open clusters like the pleiades are often accompanied by nebulosity indicating that these clusters are of young stars in rich star forming regions.

    Note: The Meade Autostar tours are available and follow the format of the talks but include more objects. You may be able to use these to generate tours for other controllers. If you do,  please send them so that I can upload them to this page. Also let me know if you find problems or errors as many are untested currently. webmaster@bassetlawastro.org.uk