Spotting the Whirlpool Galaxy

Finding galaxies in the night sky is a very enjoyable and wonderous experience. Up until the early 1900’s, galaxies were thought to be nebulae, some with a spiral shape. After studies by astronomer Edwin Hubble, it was discovered that these spiral nebulae weren’t nebulae, but distant galaxies similar to our own Milky Way. One of […]

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Saturn At Opposition

One of the favorite planets for astronomers (and people in general) to view is Saturn, the large planet with rings. Seeing Saturn in a telescope on a clear night is unforgettable, particularly when you can spot details in the rings, the dark cloud bands currently crossing the planet, and up to 5 or more of […]

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