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Magellan Reveals Venus
Magellan's landmark four-year survey of our celestial neighbor unveiled a dynamic geology remarkably different from that of Earth.
Hubble Maps Titan's Unseen Landscape
The Space Telescope's keen eye penetrates the smoggy atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon to reveal its largest surface features.
Auriga's brightest star actually consists of four stars - two yellow giants and two red dwarfs. The giants likely foretell the Sun's fate.
Mars appears bright to the eye and big in the eyepiece throughout February, a month that also sees asteroid Ceres at its best for the year.
Discover the Daytime Star
Sunspots, flares, granules, and more await telescope owners who know how to observe and photograph the Sun safely.
Catching Comets with a CCD
It isn't easy to capture color images of these celestial visitors as they race across the sky, but this CCD technique shows promise.
Seven Easy Star Clusters
Visit some bright but often overlooked clusters that dot the winter Milky Way in Perseus and Cassiopeia.
Completing the 10-Inch PortaScope
With the tube and mount finished, it's time to build the mirror cell, add a finder, focuser, and diagonal, collimate the scope, and start observing.
Behind the Scenes
The End of Magellan
Big Eyes on a Lone Star Night
- A Tale of Two Clusters
- First Light for WIYN Telescope
- Hubble Views Distant Galaxy Cluster
- Comets: Breakin' Up Is Easy to Do
- Probing the Big Bang
- New Theory for Gamma-Ray Bursts
- Setting a Limit on Stars
- Space Flight News Notes
- Magellan's Fiery End
- On Top of Old Smoky
- Self-guided CCD Cameras
- 20x 100 Waterproof Binoculars
- Portable Astronomical Telescopes from
Astronomy in a Nutshell
Meetings and Events
Resources & Photofacts
Meteors: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?
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