Jump to top page

| Return to Monthly Astrophoto Gallery |

April 2001 <Objects in April>

[Mars and Antares] Mars and Antares (Scorpius)

Mars has commenced its approach to us and shows off its mysteriously red color in the sky past mid-night. Antares, Mars' main opposition, glares at Mars and looks inflating itself to compete with the brilliance of Mars. The color contrast between the two is interesting.
[The Great Summer Triangle] The Great Summer Triangle

In the northern sky Vega shines refreshingly white and forms the Great Summer Triangle with Altair and Deneb.
It is about 20 degrees C in the dome and there is no chilliness in the air any more.

Copyright (C) 2001 Tsutomu Seki.