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The Frosty Sky. Dec 1, 2018 1654
Pegasus Arise! Look high to discover the glories of the Winged Horse. Nov 1, 2018 1672
I [heart] Planetaries. Oct 1, 2018 1881
Lacerta sive Stellio: This tiny celestial reptile is speckled with stars. Sep 1, 2018 1653
Cygnus Puzzlers: Get to know these deep-sky strangers this summer. Aug 1, 2018 1772
The Season's Top 10 Globulars: Even small scopes can track down these striking summer star balls. Jul 1, 2018 1886
Shining Jewels: Determining the colors of double stars--sometimes brilliant, sometimes subtle--can be tricky even for experienced observers. Jun 1, 2018 1813
The Star-Clad Maiden: Visit Virgo to find these exemplary galaxies of spring. May 1, 2018 1769
Into the Lion's Den: It's deep, it's dark, but this night-time hideaway is also full of galaxies. Mar 18, 2018 1747
The Crab and the Water Monster: Hydra and Cancer, once fearsome adversaries of Hercules, now ornament our early spring skies. Mar 1, 2018 1582
Winter's Mighty Hunter: Look to Orion, the embodiment of the season's night sky, to discover a diverse collection of celestial wonders. Jan 10, 2018 1852
The Hidden Queen: Follow this map to the lesser-known treasures of Cassiopeia. Dec 29, 2017 1668
The Queen's Finest: Look to Cassiopeia for her varied collection of celestial treasure. Nov 22, 2017 1643
Square galaxies: spend some time roping this herd of faint fuzzies in the Great Square of Pegasus. Nov 1, 2017 1694
The inconstant star: the joys of observing variable stars are predictably wonderful. Oct 1, 2017 1696
Showpiece doubles: point your telescope toward these gems of the late-summer sky. Aug 17, 2017 1819
Overlooked wonders of summer: take some time to explore these lesser-known deep-sky sights. Aug 1, 2017 1588
Summer highlights: warm nights and dark skies are ideal for enjoying these classic beauties. Jul 1, 2017 1760
Doodles in the sky: from sharks to dogs, hats to rings, these night-sky patterns will have you seeking more. Jun 1, 2017 1540
The Spring Goddess: stars shimmer and galaxies glimmer in the vest of Virgo, the Virgin. May 1, 2017 1727
The lion-guarded gate: you'll need to brave a ferocious beast to find these deep-sky treasures in Leo. Apr 1, 2017 1649
Little lion: this celestial cat may be small, but it contains an impressive number of deep-sky sights. Mar 1, 2017 1571
It's all about the ears: a few short hops lead from a carbon star to a planetary nebula and a pair of interacting galaxies. Feb 1, 2017 1527
A river full of galaxies: plumb the galactic depths of Eridanus this month. Jan 1, 2017 1623
M33 in a 10-inch scope: take an extended look at one of our close galactic neighbors. Dec 1, 2016 1427
The celestial Swan: October's familiar skies contain a wealth of fresh sights. Oct 1, 2016 1456
Lonely hearts of summer: visit some of these less-frequented destinations this season. Sep 1, 2016 1569
Scutum's gems: part the misty vapors of the Milky Way to find these glorious objects. Aug 1, 2016 1525
Starry swarms: tour the great star cities of southern Ophiuchus. Jul 1, 2016 1560
Thistledown: grab hold of these galactic wisps in Virgo. Jun 1, 2016 1524
Get a leg up on Ursa Major! Take advantage of the Big Bear's wealth of galaxies this month. May 1, 2016 1470
A starry sickle: bright stars and strange galaxies hide in Leo's regal mane. Apr 1, 2016 1544
Isles of light: let the colorful stars of Gemini brighten your journey along the Milky Way. Mar 1, 2016 1506
Lepus, a hare-raising tale: can there be too much of a good thing for winter observers? Feb 1, 2016 1473
The river: plumb the hidden depths of an ancient celestial waterway. Jan 1, 2016 1591
Night's serenity: the jewels of Cassiopeia sparkle on a peaceful winter night. Dec 1, 2015 1433
Love of night: Lacerta, the Lizard, leads us to a surprising stellar bounty. Nov 1, 2015 1513
Millions together: the stars gather close in the southern wing of Cygnus the Swan. Oct 1, 2015 1402
A serpent's tale: look east of Ophiuchus for more starry discoveries. Sep 1, 2015 1448
Small Sagittarius star cloud: the Sagittarius Milky Way is host to dark nebulae and open clusters. Jul 1, 2015 1438
A heaven full of stars: split the Serpent's star systems into their colorful components. Jun 1, 2015 1491
The hunting dogs: track treasure with the beasts of Canes Venatici. May 1, 2015 1505
Spring's hit parade: a blood-red gem and a misty bird of prey top the charts. Apr 1, 2015 1503
Happy anniversary! Celebrate a century of Melotte's star clusters. Mar 1, 2015 1513
Going to the dogs: spend an evening out with our canine companions. Feb 1, 2015 1553
The starry heavens: clusters and nebulae abound in compact Cassiopeia. Dec 1, 2014 1550
A meeting of the waters: Aquarius hosts one great planetary nebula and some fascinating galaxies. Nov 1, 2014 1499
Darkness and light: Cygnus is replete with wonders, both bright and dark. Oct 1, 2014 1615
The Theban swan: Cygnus is alive with celestial treasures. Sep 1, 2014 1558
Where glows the Milky Way: Sagittarius is the mother lode of star clusters and nebulae. Aug 1, 2014 1533
Serpentarius & the serpent: fascinating stars and galaxies lie northwest of splendid M10 and M12. Jun 1, 2014 1517
Deep-sky wonders: galaxy time: some remarkable spiral galaxies swarm around the star 6 Comae. May 1, 2014 1677
Gems of the night: star-rich Perseus swarms with fascinating clusters and asterisms. Statistical table Feb 1, 2014 1542
Star bound: many remarkable deep-sky objects lie near the variable star Algol. Jan 1, 2014 1403
Local group dwarf galaxies: observing nearby galaxies is always rewarding though often challenging. Dec 1, 2013 1575
The age of Aquarius: explore the delights of the celestial water carrier. Oct 1, 2013 1511
The swan upon the gale: cygnus hosts both showpieces and little-known treats. Sep 1, 2013 1531
Bird of the mighty wing: the celestial eagle harbors a wide variety of deep-sky objects. Aug 1, 2013 1565
Draco, the dragon: some remarkable galaxies reside south of the dragon's body. Jul 1, 2013 1535
The first plowman: Bootes is home to one globular cluster and many great galaxies. Jun 1, 2013 1486
The realm of the nebulae: some unusual galaxies lie near the Virgo Cluster's eastern edge. May 1, 2013 1625
The ghost of Jupiter: hydra hosts an assortment of galactic and extragalactic objects. Apr 1, 2013 1637
Sailing south: Puppis and Pyxis host some amazing clusters and nebulae. Mar 1, 2013 1646
Puppis, the stern: northernmost Puppis is rife with star clusters and planetary nebulae. Feb 1, 2013 1560
The Laconian key: a great variety of clusters occupy one tiny piece of Cassiopeia. Dec 1, 2012 1559
By telescopic glass: the southwest corner of the Great Square hosts a fascinating variety of galaxies. Nov 1, 2012 1608
The left hand of Aquarius: diverse deep-sky treasures lie in and near western Aquarius. Oct 1, 2012 1507
Guide me, Cygnus: the area around Deneb and Gamma Cygni is amazingly rich. Sep 1, 2012 1458
Aquila's high heaven: a tiny region in the Eagle contains many diverse nebulae. Aug 1, 2012 1479
By Draco's scaly folds: some remarkable objects lie near the north ecliptic pole. Jul 1, 2012 1424
The quincunx of Serpens: a remarkable galaxy group swarms around the serpent's head. Jun 1, 2012 1485
Heavens within themselves: five adjacent galaxies exhibit amazingly varied structures. May 1, 2012 1560
Hydra's Coils: Western Hydra hosts some remarkable galaxies and nebulae. Apr 1, 2012 1520
The southern main: a small area in Puppis teems with clusters and nebulae. Mar 1, 2012 1525
Orion's golden Shield: Remarkable clusters and nebulae encircle the giant's torso. Feb 1, 2012 1536
Orion beams! Orion hosts many well-known and lesser-known showpieces. Jan 1, 2012 1542
The sculptor's workshop: this small, faint constellation is rich in deep-sky objects. Dec 1, 2011 1447
Come night: explore the sky northeast of the Veil nebula. Nov 1, 2011 1524
The fleet-winged bird: there's more to Cygnus than well-known showpieces. Oct 1, 2011 1479
The Berkeley clusters: these groupings are rarely observed but often rewarding. Column Sep 1, 2011 1483
The eagle and the shield: a rich patch of Milky Way adorns these constellations. Aug 1, 2011 1444
Mad for the night: the butterfly cluster floats in an amazing deep-sky field. Jul 1, 2011 1514
The far country: the Serpent's head hosts showpieces bright and faint. Jun 1, 2011 1496
When all the Stars are sown: coma Berenices hosts both clusters and galaxies. May 1, 2011 1469
Sextans Uraniae: this obscure constellation is swarming with galaxies. Apr 1, 2011 1567
Oddities in northern Orion: look beyond the constellation's well-known showpieces. Mar 1, 2011 1494
Taking the bull by the horns: each horn tip is adorned with a supernova remnant. Feb 1, 2011 1550
Going squirrely: Southwestern Camelopardalis by any other name still looks as sweet. Jan 1, 2011 1678
Night unfurls its splendor: Cassiopeia contains many flashy objects and many subtle ones. Dec 1, 2010 1610
Uneasy lies the head: Cepheus contains one of the sky's most noteworthy nebulae. Nov 1, 2010 1568
Sagitta, the Arrow: clusters and nebulae feather this tiny constellation. Oct 1, 2010 1559
Cosmic capture: Southern Sagittarius hosts many fine clusters and nebulae. Sep 1, 2010 1478
Gold dust: bright star clusters and dark clouds pepper the section of the Milky Way that lies southwest of the galactic center. Aug 1, 2010 1532
Night of the Scorpion: diverse splendors perch on the stinger of Scorpius. Jul 1, 2010 1497
Southern skies: scorpius and its neighbors host an unparalleled visual feast. Jun 1, 2010 1594
The gossamers of coma berenices: the constellation north of Virgo is littered with galaxies. May 1, 2010 1461
Between the Bears: the area north of the Great Bear is worthy of study but often neglected. Apr 1, 2010 1447
Keeper of secrets: little-known Lynx hosts some exotic deep-sky objects. Mar 1, 2010 1587
Auriga's riches: many wonderful but little-known clusters and nebulae adorn the celestial charioteer. Feb 1, 2010 1589
Auriga, the charioteer: some of the sky's finest nebulae and star clusters adorn this constellation. Jan 1, 2010 1480

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