SKYWATCH: NEW HORIZONS PICKS NEXT TARGET, SEPTEMBER SKY SIGHTS, AND MORE

LATEST NEWS

Kuiper Belt Target Picked for New Horizons

A small body known as 2014 MU69, found by the Hubble Space Telescope barely a year ago, will be the next destination for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.

Amateurs Help Discover Rare Eclipsing Binary

Amateur and professional astronomers worked together to discover a rare eclipsing binary system – and a chance to study a supernova before it happens.

OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, September 4 – 12

Watch tonight as the last-quarter Moon occults Aldebaran, find the Perseus Double Cluster even in heavily light-polluted areas, and Mars and Venus shine in the autumn dawn.

Violent Lights for September Nights

They say it takes two to tango. Find out how two closely-orbiting stellar pairs create fireworks you can see in your own backyard telescope.

Tour September’s Sky: A Lunar Eclipse!

This month’s stargazing features pretty planetary treats in the eastern sky before dawn – and the last total lunar eclipse visible until 2018.

Image Processing with CCDStack 2

Improve your deep-sky images with this innovative program. By Bob Fera, from the June 2013 issue of Sky & Telescope.

COMMUNITY

Kavli Foundation Q&A: Pluto Revealed

Three experts joined The Kavli Foundation for a live Q&A to discuss New Horizons’ long journey to the distant and fascinating world of Pluto.

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