November/December 2019

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Mercury Transits the Sun

On the morning of November 11, the innermost planet crosses the face of the Sun for the final time until 2032.
Alan Dyer

New Worlds on the Doorstep

A new NASA mission called TESS scans nearby stars for transiting Earth-sized worlds.
Ivan Semeniuk

Our Holiday Wish List

We’re dreaming big (and small) of must-have gifts for astronomers.
SkyNews Editors and Columnists

Scoping the Sky: A Deep-Sky Double Take

The “Double-Cluster” in Perseus looks great in any backyard telescope.
Ken Hewitt-White

On the Moon: Apollo’s Forgotten Landing Site

Fifty years ago, a second pair of astronauts touched down on the Moon
Gary Seronik

The Binocular Sky: Double Cluster, Triple Fun

The zone between Perseus and Cassiopeia is home to several splendid binocular-friendly deep-sky delights.
Gary Seronik

Capturing the Universe: Auto-Guiding for Dummies

A little effort (and some extra gear) helps yield sharp astrophotos.
Tony Puerzer

Constellation Corner: Cepheus

Cepheus resembles a child’s drawing of a house—but to certain ancient cultures, it was a house of royalty.
Ken Hewitt-White

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