Comet Holmes is greatly dimmed from its glory days last fall, but this week it's passing the photogenic California Nebula.
Big binoculars may not show much detail, but they certain make it easy to find deep-sky objects.
Celestial showpieces look strikingly different in the suburbs than they do under dark skies.
Hanging high overhead on autmun evenings, the North America Nebula is the season's best — assuming that you have dark skies to enjoy it and a good roadmap to help you interpret it.
The North America Nebula in Cygnus is famously visible to the unaided eye under dark skies. But are we really seeing the nebulosity?