Catching the Pleiades

Star clusters are very beautiful to gaze upon, whether it’s seeing them with your naked eye or using optical aid. Some star clusters appear very small, where others appear larger. One of the easiest and brightest star clusters to view is the Pleiades. The Pleiades has been known to many cultures around the world since antiquity, […]

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Spotting the Pinwheel Galaxy

Here in mid-autumn in the northern latitudes, there are some beautiful things to point your telescope at during these extended, chilly nights. Two of our closest galactic neighbors climb higher in the sky in the evening this time of year. While viewing galaxies can be challenging due to light pollution from a city or moonlight, […]

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