For a real treat, the next clear night, look for the Double Cluster, a pair of rich star clusters nearly in contact. With a dark sky, the Double Cluster is visible as a hazy patch with unaided yes. They are easily seen with binoculars as two star clusters, and the view in a small telescope is spectacular. They are also easy to find.On October evenings, the five stars marking the “W”- shaped constellation Cassiopeia the Queen, appear standing almost on its side, high in the […]

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