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This is your opportunity to ask me any astronomy-related question and I’ll do my best to help you out or refer you to a resource or person that can. Generally, I’ll try to reply within a day or two. However, there will be times when I can’t be quite that fast, so please be patient. …

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52 Weeks of Objects

Something to Find Every Week of the Year Quarter One – January to March Week 1 (January) Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 (February) Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 (March) Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Quarter Two – April to June Week 14 (April) Week 15 Week …

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Constellation Guides

Astronomer’s Guides to the Constellations Andromeda Draco [Sagittarius] [Aquarius] [Equuleus] [Serpens] Aries Gemini [Sextans] Auriga Hercules Taurus Boötes [Hydra] [Triangulum] Camelopardalis [Lacerta] Ursa Major Cancer Leo Ursa Minor Capricornus [Libra] Virgo Cassiopeia Lynx [Vulpecula] Cepheus Lyra [Cetus] Ophiuchus Coma Berenices Orion [Corona Borealis] Pegasus [Corvus] Perseus Cygnus Pisces Delphinus [Sagitta]

Objects Best Viewed in WINTER

Winter Objects(December-February) Double Stars in Andromeda, Andromeda NGC 1502, Cluster, Camelopardalis Nebulosity of the Pleiades, Taurus NGC 1528 and 1545, Clusters, Perseus Double Stars in Gemini, Gemini NGC 147 and 185, Galaxies, Cassiopeia Double Stars in Perseus, Perseus NGC 188, Cluster, Cepheus Double Stars in Orion, Orion NGC 281, Pacman Nebula, Cassiopeia M103, Open Cluster, …

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Objects Best Viewed in FALL

Fall Objects(September-November) Algol and Other Variable Stars, Perseus NGC 246, Skull Nebula, Cetus M109, Barred Spiral Galaxy, Ursa Major Caldwell 5, Spiral Galaxy, Camelopardalis NGC 6543, Cat’s Eye Nebula, Draco M77, Spiral Galaxy, Cetus Double Stars in Pegasus, Pegasus NGC 7331, Spiral Galaxy, Pegasus Epsilon Lyrae the “Double Double”, Lyra M16, Eagle Nebula, Serpens NGC …

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Objects Best Viewed in SUMMER

Summer Objects(June-August) NGC 5866 & NGC 5907, Galaxies, Draco Izar, Double Star, Boötes NGC 4236, Barred Spiral Galaxy, Draco M29, Open Cluster, Cygnus NGC 6445, Crescent Nebula, Sagittarius NGC 5981, 5982, and 5985, Galaxies, Draco Double Stars in Boötes, Boötes M17, Nebula, Sagittarius NGC 5466, Cluster, Boötes M104, The Sombrero Galaxy, Virgo M101, Galaxy, Ursa …

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Objects Best Viewed in SPRING

Spring Objects(March-May) M44, Beehive Cluster, Cancer M86, Galaxy, Virgo Double Stars in Cancer, Cancer M35, Open Cluster, Gemini M59 & M60, Elliptical Galaxies, Virgo (MG) M36, The Pinwheel Cluster, Auriga M105, Galaxy, Leo M37, Open Cluster, Auriga M83, Galaxy, Hydra M38, The Starfish Cluster, Auriga NGC 2903, Galaxy, Leo M48, Open Cluster, Hydra NGC 3226 …

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Moon

Lunar Feature Observation Guides

Lunar Features Aldrin, Armstrong, and Collins Craters Lunar ‘X’ and ‘V’ Alpine Rille Valley Mons Hadley and Rima Valley Calvius Craterlets Schröter’s Valley Hesiodus A Serpentine Ridge

Planet Observation Guides

NGC Objects NGC 147, Galaxy, Cassiopeia, Winter NGC 3242, Ghost of Jupiter Nebula, Hydra, Spring NGC 185, Galaxy, Cassiopeia, Winter NGC 3893, Spiral Galaxy, Ursa Major, Winter NGC 188, Cluster, Cepheus, Winter NGC 4236, Barred Spiral Galaxy, Draco, Summer NGC 246, Nebula, Cetus, Fall NGC 5466, Cluster, Boötes, Summer NGC 281, Pacman Nebula, Cassiopeia, Winter …

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Non-Messier Deep Sky Objects

NGC Objects NGC 147, Galaxy, Cassiopeia, Winter NGC 3242, Ghost of Jupiter Nebula, Hydra, Spring NGC 185, Galaxy, Cassiopeia, Winter NGC 3893, Spiral Galaxy, Ursa Major, Winter NGC 188, Cluster, Cepheus, Winter NGC 4236, Barred Spiral Galaxy, Draco, Summer NGC 246, Nebula, Cetus, Fall NGC 5466, Cluster, Boötes, Summer NGC 281, Pacman Nebula, Cassiopeia, Winter …

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Messier Objects

M1, Crab Nebula, Taurus, Winter [M38, Starfish Cluster (OC), Auriga, Winter] [M75, Globular Cluster, Sagittarius, Summer] M2, Globular Cluster, Aquarius, Fall [M39, Open Cluster, Cygnus, Fall] M76, Lt. Dumbbell Nebula, Perseus, Fall M3, Jellyfish Cluster (GC), Canes Venatici, Spring [M40, Star System, Ursa Major, Spring] M77, Squid Galaxy, Cetus, Fall M4, Spider Globular (GC), Scorpius, …

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June 2022

Your guide and challenges for the night sky in June 2022.

May 2022

Your guide and challenges for the night sky in May 2022.

April 2022

Your guide and challenges for the night sky in April 2022.

Bonus Observation Challenges

Here are your 30 bonus observation challenges with all the details you need to track down some beautiful deep sky objects.

The Lunar 100 Challenge

Everything you need to enjoy observing our moon in more detail than you ever have before.

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