If you haven't yet spotted Mercury it may still be glimpsed during the first week in Feb low in the SSW evening twilight sky. Look for this elusive world 45 minutes after sunset no more than a fist height at arm's length above the horizon. By the 8th Mercury will lost in glare once again.

Residing in the heart of Gemini, prominent Jupiter dominates the sky all night. Through a telescope look for the dark bands across the disk and nearby Galilean moons. The moon lies nearby on the 10th and 11th.                                                                                                

Although rising shortly before midnight Mars should still be regarded as a morning object, visible to the SSE by dawn. The red planet lies not far to the left of Spica, brightest star in Virgo, so the colour contrast between them is therefore quite marked. With Mars not at opposition until April, telescopically it still appears very small with surface features difficult to make out. The moon lies nearby Mars and Spica on Feb 19th                                                                                                                        

Saturn is also visible in the dawn sky after 3-4am low in the ESE. Look for it a couple of hand spans to the lower left of Spica and Mars. The moon lies nearby on Feb 22nd.          

Venus is once again a brilliant morning object, visible by 6am low in the SE. View on Feb 26th when it is in conjunction with a waning crescent moon.