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Top 10 Sky Sights
Two total eclipses of the Moon highlight the sky calendar for 2014.
A New High-Sensitivity, Low-Noise Camera for Astronomy
Our tests of the Canon full-frame 6D digital SLR camera reveal astonishing astronomical capabilities using ISO 6400 and higher.
Jupiter Shines Bright in Gemini
All five planets are visible, but Jupiter steals the show, shining through the night amid the winter stars.
Constellation Corner: Orion
He arrives with the snow and stays all winter. He is a harbinger of storms but appears only when the weather clears. Although he works at night, he’s easy to see. He’s huge and healthy and more than 2,500 years old. His name is Orion.
Prospects for Comet ISON
Comet ISON might be the brightest comet seen from Canada since 1997 (emphasis on ‘might’).
Getting a Date on the Moon
It’s a common belief that the 382 kilograms of Moon rocks and dirt returned by the Apollo astronauts (and a trio of Russian Luna landers) settled every lunar mystery, including the ages of its craters, mountains and maria. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Stargazing from one of Canada’s most iconic landscapes.
Red Dwarf Stars Best Bet for Habitable Planets?
In the quest for life on other worlds, there are reasons to consider the most abundant population of stars.
Across the Middle of Perseus
The central portion of Perseus is loaded with celestial treasure. The area’s brightest star, 1.8-magnitude Mirphak, is an easy point of entry for deep-sky hunters.