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Articles from SkyWatch (January 1, 2013)

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April: the Lion Rampant: after dusk in early spring, Leo prowls at his highest. 601
Astronomy photography: what to know: it used to be tough. But now, modern cameras and telescopes have opened up astrophotography to everyone. Interested? Here's where to start. 3783
August: Vega's deep companions: brilliant Vega now burns near the zenith, with interesting deep-sky sights close by. 687
Autumn: the far northern sky now holds the richest collection of targets for users of small scopes under bright skies. Flanders, Tony 942
Celestial highlights of 2013. Calendar 603
Close-up of an alien world: our great big Moon is the richest off-world realm to explore with any telescope. Get to know this wild and wonderful territory. MacRobert, Alan 909
December 2012: stars of the Andromeda tale: the constellations Andromeda, Perseus, Cassiopeia, and others all stem from one Greek myth. 619
December 2013: sounding the depths: as bright winter stars emerge in the east, dimmer, deeper sights await your telescope. 544
Deepen your view with video: put a videocam instead of an eyepiece in your telescope, and it can blow your eyeball away. Norman, Glenn 952
Exploring the sun: in this year of peak solar activity, gear up to watch the closest star. Ramsden, Stephen W.; MacRobert, Alan 1269
February: Orion and his dogs: Orion, Canis Major, and Canis Minor are easy to spot and full of fine sights. 484
Good astronomy under not-good skies. MacRobert, Alan Editorial 427
How to see very faint things: for dim nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies, the weakest part of your telescope is your eye. Here's how to improve your reach. MacRobert, Alan 2344
January: winter evening spectacles: the bull and the charioteer offer star clusters large and small. 627
July: scorpion and dragon: Scorpius and Draco are now at their highest in the south and north. 463
June: exploring the June Depths: work upward through the scorpion, the scales, the snake, and the strongman. 492
March: Gemini at its height: the twins stand just west of the Zenith, high above declining stars of winter. 516
May: the springtime dipper on high: whenever spring flowers bloom, the big dipper floats over them at dusk. 593
November: King and Queen of the North: Dim Cepheus and bright Cassiopeia swing high above the north celestial pole. 538
October: the co-risers of autumn: Capella and Fomalhaut come up around the same time--and then follow very different courses. 583
September: sky sights at summer's end: when Vega shines highest overhead, the riches of Sagittarius are highest in the south. 526
Spring: galaxies and double stars mark spring skies. Flanders, Tony 989
Stargazing near cities: better than you think: from the darkest desert to the brightest city, the stars belong to everyone. You can see more celestial wonders from urban and suburban settings than most people imagine. But it helps to know some astronomical tricks and techniques. Flanders, Tony 3574
Summer: star clusters and nebulae are most abundant at this time of year. Flanders, Tony 895
Telescopic moon map. 656
The planets in 2013: season by season, the highlights of the solar system parade in and out of view. 2101
Things that matter: we lust after gorgeous instruments of glass and metal. But lasting love in astronomy comes from other stuff. 637
Using our sky maps: here's how to use the monthly sky maps on the following pages to identify your evening stars and constellations. MacRobert, Alan 585
Using telescopes over the web: with an internet connection, you can rent and run telescopes from the Rockies to the Andes--cheap. Beatty, J. Kelly 2383
Winter: using our chart here, start your deep-sky hunting! Flanders, Tony 1038

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