Sky & Telescope July 2010

FEATURED ARTICLES

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Lessons from Solar Twins
The Sun's closest stellar analogs hold clues to our own star's past and future.
By Jeffrey Hall

Deep-Sky Discovery
An amateur astronomer unearths a new planetary nebula, hinting that more hidden jewels are lurking out there.
By Mike Simmons and Dave Jurasevitch

A New Astroscanner
One of astronomy's most enduring and distinctive-looking telescopes gets an upgrade.
By Gary Seronik

BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE

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See Pluto in 2010
All you need to see Pluto is a good 8-inch scope, access to dark skies, lots of persistence, and the star charts in this article.
By Tony Flanders

Solar Twins
Listen to an interview with a leading solar scientist.
By Jeffrey Hall

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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Walt Whitman's "Year of Meteors"
A team of sleuths from Texas State University once again sets the record straight, this time for one of America's most famous poets.
By Donald W. Olson, Marilynn S. Olson, Russell L. Doescher, and Ava G. Pope

Shooting Low
Low-altitude imaging can double your target list.
By Ruben Kier

Night of the Scorpion
Diverse splendors perch on the stinger of Scorpius.
By Sue French

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