Skywatching

Featured Article: This Month's Night Sky
Find Cool, Red Stars in the Night Sky This Thanksgiving
Sky Map of Aldebaran, Betelgeuse and R Leporis Stars
November 27th, 2014
To a casual stargazer, most stars look the same. Some may be brighter, others dimmer, but for the most part, they are all variations on the same theme. All stars are so far away that we see them only as pinpoints of light.
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Celestron 7x50 Cometron Binoculars Review: 2014 Edition
Celestron Cometron 7x50
November 26th, 2014
Celestron's Cometron 7 x 50 offers remarkable views and excellent value for a low price. Space.com's editors chose them over all others, except one. These small binoculars are easy to carry and superb for kids.
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Photographer Captures Meteor, Aurora and Big Dipper in 1 Amazing Photo
Orionid Meteor, Aurora, Big Dipper by Ashley
November 24th, 2014
The stunning green glow in this image comes from an aurora at Glacier National Park in Montana. Astrophotographer John Ashley took this image from Livingston Mountain Range in Glacier National Park on Oct. 20, 2014.
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Oberwerk 15x70 Ultra Binoculars Review: 2014 Edition
Oberwerk Ultra 15x70
November 26th, 2014
Oberwerk's Ultra 15x70 are a wonderful balance of size, weight and optical performance. Space.com's Editors chose them over all others, except one. Medium binoculars can be mounted or handheld if braced.
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Find Uranus, Neptune in the Night Sky Now
Uranus Sky Map, November 2014
November 26th, 2014
Observers with keen eyes will be able to see two little-spotted planets in the night sky this season.
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Sun to Outshine Spectacular Cosmic Alignment Saturday
Conjunction of Nov. 22, 2014
November 21st, 2014
The morning sky will play host to a spectacular gathering of solar system objects grouped closely together tomorrow (Nov. 22), but it won't be easy for observers on Earth to see it.
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Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: Watch It Live
Veteran astrophotgrapher Jeff Berkes captures dazzling meteors over a house in New Jersey during the Leonid meteor shower of 2012. The 2014 Leonids will peak overnight on Monday and Tuesday (Nov. 17 and 18).
November 17th, 2014
The annual Leonid meteor shower peaks tonight and you can watch it live online.
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Orion 20x80 Astronomy Binoculars Review: 2014 Edition
Buy Orion Astronomy 20x80 Binoculars
November 26th, 2014
The Orion Astronomy 20x80 Binoculars are really a pair of refracting telescopes. They are our second favorite pair of large astronomy binoculars.
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Spot Mars Shining Near Crescent Moon Tonight
Sky Map of Mars in November 2014
November 25th, 2014
This evening, look low near the west-southwest horizon about an hour after sunset for a slender (14 percent illuminated) crescent moon. Mars will sit about 9 degrees to the left of the moon.
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Andromeda Galaxy Glitters in Spectacular Photo by Astrophotographer
Andromeda Galaxy by van der Hoeven
November 20th, 2014
A huge number of stars shine brightly in an amazing skywatcher photo of the Andromeda Galaxy.
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