We beat a path through a forest of stars to find the first variable star ever discovered in a globular star cluster.
We explore deep-sky riches within a stone's throw of Capella, one of the season's brightest stars.
Everyone loves this cosmic donut. Like Saturn, the Ring Nebula is a must-see for beginners and seasoned amateurs alike. Whether you're just cutting your deep-sky teeth or attempting to see its central star — one of visual astronomy's Holy Grails — the Ring has it all.
We take a dip in one of summer's finest nebulae and explore everything from spooky Bok globules to the tornadic Hourglass Nebula. Don't forget your snorkel, er, telescope! Sometimes a single deep-sky object becomes your whole universe. So it was for me when I took several deep wades in the…
How Low Can You Go? Journey to the Bottom of the Sky