Thomas, Martin; Ling, Alister
November 2003
Astronomy;Nov2003, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p61
The article provides information about the celestial events that will occur during the month of November 2003. Second to the total eclipse of the Moon, the most interesting sky event for Northern Hemisphere observers this month is arguably the passage of Comet 2P/Encke through the Coathanger asterism on Saturday night, November 22. It's not a constellation, but rather a group of stars that forms an eye-catching pattern (like the Big Dipper) or resembles a loose cluster. Comet Encke comes within binocular range of the Coathanger on November 20. Comet Encke comes within binocular range of the Coathanger on November 20. On the evening of November 12, Encke cruises near the beautiful binary star 61 Cygni.


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