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Meteor showers in 2017





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.
A recently discovered supernova in Lupus now shines around magnitude +11.5, bright enough to see in a modest telescope. With photos and maps, we\'ll get you there. I wished I lived in Georgia and not just for the peach trees and warmer weather. No, I\'d be able to get up early tomorrow morning to marvel at a new, bright supernova too far south to see from my home in northern Minnesota. Supernova 2017cbv in […]\nThe post Bright Supernova Erupts in NGC 5643 in Lupus appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak begins its best showing of the year this week as it slingshots across the Big Dipper into circumpolar skies.\nThe post Comet 41P/T-G-K Greens Up For St. Paddy’s Day appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
On the night of March 4th, all you\'ll need are your eyes to watch the Moon occult Aldebaran. Better yet, place yourself on the graze line.\nThe post Aldebaran’s Disappearing Act on March 4th appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
In this month\'s easy-to-download podcast, find out how you can spot Venus in both the evening and predawn skies.Late in March, Mercury makes an appearance.\nThe post Tour March’s Sky: Venus Sinks, Mercury Rises appeared first on Sky & Telescope.