Types of Objects to Observe

Sky & Telescope brings you hundreds of articles on observing celestial bodies. Take a tour of the night sky from near-earth objects to distant Messier objects. We’ll provide useful tips whether you want to spend 10 minutes outside peering at Jupiter’s moons through a small pair of binoculars or spend hours on end attempting to get the perfect photograph of that distant galaxy.

Our articles look at objects in space visible throughout the year, during a particular season, and special events for a single day, such as eclipses and occultations. We’ll help you through the coldest nights by sharing space facts, or to put it more eloquently, the wonders of the universe.


New Bright Nova in Sagittarius

A nova in Sagittarius, discovered a few nights ago by a Japanese amateur, has become bright enough to see in binoculars. Just in the nick for time — at least for northern observers — a bright nova has been discovered in Sagittarius. I say nick of time because the constellation is sinking in the southwestern…