Astronomy Blogs

Peruse our blogs and you’ll find editors and contributors to Sky & Telescope writing about everything from celestial events to astrophotography to upcoming space launches:

  • Explore the Night with Bob King – take a closer look at your night sky
  • Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson – find out what’s new in spaceflight, with an astronomy angle
  • Astrophotography with Jerry Lodriguss – learn tips and techniques for astro-imaging
  • Cosmic Relief by David Grinspoon – musings on life on other planets and our own
The Trapezium, Theta Orionis, is located at the very heart of M42, the Orion Nebula. The four brightest stars in the Trapezium (A, B, C, and D) are easily visible in any telescope, though two fainter stars (E and F) require moderately sized amateur instruments and good seeing. 
On a night of poor seeing, a total of 2,979 frames were stacked and sharpened in AutoStakkert!2 to produce this image taken with a Celestron C11 Edge and a Canon T2i (550D) recording video in Movie Crop Mode.

Shooting Doubles

Photographing double stars is easy and can be done with most any telescope. Chances are you may already have the tools to do it today.


Supermoon and Geminids Duke it Out

In a spectacular case of bad timing, the full Moon coincides with the annual Geminid meteor shower. Don't feel put out. There's still something for everyone, including a consolation prize.