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Latest Astronomical News - December 2023

Possible Rare Outburst of Andromedid meteors around 5th December?


You would be for forgiven for not having heard of this meteor shower, but things could get interesting early next month. See this link:

https://www.astropioneer.blog/2023/03/unusual-andromedids-meteor-shower-outburst.html?m=1

T. Coronae Borealis update


https://theastronomer.org/ has just issued a circular reporting a dip in the brightness of T Coronae Borealis, a recurrent nova. It is normally around mag. 10, so really needs a telescope to see it, but In previous outbusts, it has reached mag. 2 in May 1866 and mag. 3 in February 1946 (naked eye, even from Newbury!). We had a false alarm in 2016, but the Sky & Telescope article from then may give some useful context https://skyandtelescope.org/observing/whats-up-with-t-crb04202016/