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When you head outdoors tonight, take Sky & Telescope's podcast with you for a guided tour to the night sky. Learn what constellations are visible, find out where and when you'll see the planets, and catch each month's celestial highlights, from meteor showers to eclipses.
  1. The Pointer stars forming the end of the Big Dipper's bowl point straight down toward Polaris. Face north and look way up.

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  2. For your enjoyment, a diverse selection of double stars in Draco for small and medium telescopes.

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  3. Can a $400 observatory built from old shipping crates and a dome riding on golf balls withstand the harsh environments of the Rocky Mountains for 37 years?

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  4. The Moon shines high in the southwest with Pollux and Castor to its upper right and brighter Procyon farther below it.

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  5. Markarian's Chain, a remarkable arc of bright galaxies, is your ticket to the Virgo Cluster. Hop aboard!

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