SKYWATCH: MOST DISTANT OBJECT IN SOLAR SYSTEM FOUND, HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FIRST TELESCOPE, AND MORE

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The Solar System’s Most Distant Object

An ultra-deep survey has turned up a sizable object situated nearly 10 billion miles from the Sun – more distant than any known solar-system object.

OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, November 27 – December 5

Look left of the waning gibbous Moon, and perhaps a bit higher, for Castor and Pollux. Farther to the Moon’s right or upper right, Orion is moving up.

Moon Illusion Confusion

Why does the Moon look so big against that horizon?

Tour December’s Sky: Planets & Meteors

This month’s astronomy podcast tours the great variety available in the night sky: planets (and a comet!) before dawn, a strong meteor shower, and a parade of bright stars after sunset.

COMMUNITY

How to Choose Your First Telescope

Utter Here’s a quick guide to help you make sense of all the types of telescope models available today.

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