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Articles from SkyWatch (January 1, 2010)

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A month of moon watching: the magnificent Moon always has lots to offer. And it changes dramatically from one night to the next. Thibault, Patrick 1576
April: beasts of April evenings: the bear and the lion, up from hibernation, now stand high and proud. 510
August: the queen star of late summer: Vega is overhead, which means the Sagittarius Milky Way is at its best in the south. 654
Capturing the solar system: recording impressive portraits of the Moon and planets is surprisingly simple. Walker, Sean 1501
December: Orion strides up in the east: the end of fall and the start of winter bring big celestial changes. 623
Deep-sky astrophotography primer: every clear night backyard observers are turning out images of the cosmos that let our imaginations soar. Here's what it takes to join them. di Cicco, Dennis 2564
Explore the universe! It doesn't matter whether you use a small telescope, binoculars, or just your eyes to scan the night sky. Here's a potpourri of celestial highlights that will help you connect with the cosmos. Hewitt-White, Ken 3410
February: Orion at his peak: Orion strides up to shine at his early-evening highest. 534
Finding your way: here's how to use our monthly sky charts to identify the evening stars and constellations. Schaaf, Fred; MacRobert, Alan 602
Getting started is a piece of cake: there's never been an easier time to try your hand at photographing the heavens. di Cicco, Dennis 900
Great gadgets for stargazing: join the 21st century with some observing gear that's supercool--and superuseful. Goldman, Stuart J. Product/service evaluation 819
January: brilliance in the icy dark: the coldest nights of the year are studded with the brightest stars. 816
July: Scorpius Haunts the south: catch summer's brightest constellation before it's too late. 511
June: navigating the June deeps: Vega pins the top of the Summer Triangle to the high eastern sky. 632
March: spring stars push winter to the west: of all the signs of the changing seasons, the most reliable are those in the sky. 585
May: the dim riches of spring: double stars and faint galaxies highlight the telescope-user's sky this month. 568
November: Andromeda's dramatic family: a group of constellations tied together by Greek myth spans much of the autumn sky. 434
October: the autumn zodiac: Jupiter is the lone bright light in a row of three dim, though famous, constellations. 592
Point & shoot the sky: just because you don't own a high-end camera doesn't mean you can't take great astrophotos. Walker, Sean 1119
September: the eagle and the swan: two constellation birds glide near the zenith as summer turns to fall. 521
The well-rounded stargazer. Flanders, Tony 419
What to know before you buy: although they come in a bewildering range of sizes and shapes, all telescopes are variations on a few simple themes. Flanders, Tony 3552

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