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Observing – Sky & Telescope
  1. The waxing gibbous Moon shines with Jupiter and Saturn on its way to full. And as summer turns to fall, Deneb replaces Vega as the zenith star after dusk.

    The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, September 17 – 25 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. Spice up your fall observing with a dash of Pallas and nibble of Neptune. Both planet and asteroid are easy to spot in a small telescope.

    The post Asteroid Pallas Makes a Point in Pisces appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. An amateur astronomer has discovered a possible new impact flash in Jupiter's equatorial region. Observers may yet see the dark impact scar.

    The post Amateurs Spot New Impact Flash at Jupiter appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. The evening Moon steps eastward over Scorpius as it waxes through first quarter. All four giant planets await your telescope in early to late evening.

    The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, September 10 – 18 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Student Kathryn Huth set out to conduct astronomical experiments when she noticed that — amidst the pandemic — she could see more stars in the sky.

    The post The Pandemic and Light Pollution appeared first on Sky & Telescope.