A summer night in the Boston exurbs proves surprisingly rewarding.
Celestial showpieces look strikingly different in the suburbs than they do under dark skies.
Big binoculars may not show much detail, but they certain make it easy to find deep-sky objects.
Messier 33, which rides high in the sky on late-autmun evenings, can be the most rewarding or frustrating of all galaxies, depending on your conditions and your mindset.
Supernova 2014J, in the galaxy M82 in Ursa Major, peaked at magnitude 10.5 in early February and is now down to 11.2. Spot it with your telescope above the Big Dipper.