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Want to take your eclipse-photography experience to the next level? Get tips on advanced techniques from Fred Espenak, a.k.a. \"Mr. Eclipse,\" during S&T\'s live webinar on Tuesday, May 23rd. There are now just three months to go until August 21st\'s total eclipse of the Sun. And, like me, you\'re probably wondering how much time and energy to devote to capturing the very best images of the eclipse that you can. […]\nThe post Fred Espenak Webinar: Advanced Eclipse Imaging appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
A brand new supernova in NGC 6946 is bright enough to see in modest-sized telescopes. Here\'s how to find it.\nThe post Bright Supernova Discovered in “Fireworks Galaxy” NGC 6946 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Another binocular comet? You better believe it. Comet Johnson takes center stage at nightfall this month and next.\nThe post Watch Comet Johnson Sprint Through Boötes appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Listen to May\'s astronomy podcast to learn why stargazers think of the Big Dipper as the \"Swiss Army Knife\" of the late-spring northern sky.\nThe post Tour May’s Sky: Big Dipper Leads the Way appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
As August 21st\'s awesome solar eclipse draws nearer, it\'s a great time to get valuable basic tips on how to photograph this spectacle — even with your smartphone — from Fred Espenak, a.k.a. \"Mr. Eclipse,\" during S&T\'s live webinar on Tuesday, April 25th.\nThe post Fred Espenak’s Webinar on Basic Eclipse Photography appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
The annual Lyrid meteor shower will add some pop and sizzle to Saturday\'s pre-dawn sky. With little interference from the Moon, conditions are ideal for meteor watching.\nThe post Lyrids to Put on a Weekend Light Show appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Get ready for 2014 JO25, the biggest asteroid to fly this close to Earth since 2004. Good news — even a 3-inch telescope will show it! Update: See below for a radar image and animation of 2014 JO25 captured by NASA\'s Goldstone Solar System Radar on April 18, 2017. Every week, a handful of new Earth-approaching asteroids are caught in a net of robotic telescopes and join the ranks of nearly 16,000 […]\nThe post See a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid From Your Backyard appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Dawn comet C/2015 ER61 PanSTARRS just underwent a bright outburst and is now an easy binocular object. Take a look before the Moon returns!\nThe post Comet PanSTARRS (C/2015 ER61) in Outburst and Binocular Bright appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
As you\'ll hear in this month\'s podcast, April is a time when it\'s easy to spot a lion, a sea serpent, and two bears in the evening sky.\nThe post Tour April’s Sky: Critters on the March appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Terry Lovejoy\'s new comet has gone from faint to bright in just three weeks and is now a tempting binocular target at dawn.\nThe post Comet Lovejoy Brightens Quickly, Heads North appeared first on Sky & Telescope.