Amateurs Catch a Crucial Nova
Two dedicated backyard astronomers alerted professional telescopes worldwide and in space to U Scorpii's eruption.
By Mike Simonsen and Alan MacRobert
Saving the Night Sky
A new mindset and new technology are poised to slow, and perhaps reverse, this bane of astronomy.
By J. Kelly Beatty
Digging Out the Details
Layered deconvolution adds depth to your astro-images.
By Ken Crawford
BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE
Sun. Moon, and Planets
View Uranus and Neptune in May's Pre-Dawn Sky
By Fred Schaaf
Big Binos Versus Small Scopes
These instruments have different but overlapping capabilities. Read some of the author's other writings about binoculars.
By Tony Flanders
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
The Gossamers of Coma Berenices
The constellation north of Virgo includes many of the sky's finest and most varied galaxies.
By Sue French
The Quest for the Most Massive Star
Astronomers are conducting a frenetic search for our galaxy's most massive star.
By Yaël Nazé
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