Author Archives: Mathew Wedel

Mathew Wedel

About Mathew Wedel

By day, Matt Wedel teaches gross anatomy at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. By night, he enjoys stargazing from the San Gabriel Mountains, the Mojave Desert, and the Salton Sea.

NGC 7331: Odd One Out

Can you spot September's Binocular Highlight from Mathew Wedel — spiral galaxy NGC 7331? Grab your binoculars and find a nice dark sky spot.

Binocular Highlight: The Serpent’s Fang

Like a lot of stargazers, I often go observing to escape the hassles of life. Serpens Caput, the head of the celestial snake, is a pretty good getaway spot, with a variety of things to see and do. I like to start with the wide not-quite-a-triangle formed by Beta (β), Gamma (γ), Iota (ι), and…