Sky & Telescope December 2012

FEATURED ARTICLES

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Cosmic Collisions
Astronomers seek direct observational evidence for multiple universes.
By Camille M. Carlisle

Why Do Asteroids Come in Pairs?
A surprisingly large fraction of small bodies come in binaries and triplets.
By Michael Shepard

Changing Times for U.S. Astronomy
The budgetary writing is on the wall for national observatories.
By J. Kelly Beatty

Exploring Those Odd-Named Star Clusters
Collinder, Stock, Trumpler — open clusters with no Messier or NGC number can be surprisingly bright and easy.
By David A. Rodger

ABCs of CCD Imaging
Follow these simple suggestions to get the most out of your CCD images.
By Warren Keller

BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE

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Asteroid Families
Watch the newest simulations showing how asteroids make moons by budding.
By Robert Naeye

News Notes: Sweet Stars
Astronomers have detected a simple sugar around two forming stars.
By Camille Carlisle

News Notes: Whistles in Space
Listen to the sound of space as detected by NASA's Radiation Belt Space Probes.
By Monica Young

Find Deep Fuzzies
An easy introduction to deep-sky objects
By Kenneth Hewitt-White

Lunar Librations
Librations and other lunar data for Nov. 2012
By The Editors of Sky & Telescope

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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Jupiter Rules the Night
This is the peak month to view the king of planets.
By Fred Schaaf

Observing History
Challenge yourself to see as well as the best 19th-century lunar cartographers.
By Charles A. Wood

S&T Test Report: The ONAG from Innovations Foresight
The digital revolution (and the ONAG) gives us a new way to guide our astrophotos.
By Dennis di Cicco

Table of Contents
See what else December's issue has to offer.