We see Capella as the brightest star in the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. It is really two stars, each with a golden color similar to our sun.
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Throughout January, look for a faint fuzzy object near the bright star Sirius. It’s called M41, and it’s a star cluster masquerading as a comet.
We couldn’t live as close to Rigel as we live to our sun, because Rigel is nearly twice as hot – and about 40,000 times brighter – than our local star.
If Aldebaran were placed where the sun is now, its surface would extend almost to the orbit of Mercury.
From tropical or Southern Hemisphere latitudes, the Large Magellanic Cloud is easy to see and spectacular! Look for it in the evening from December to April.
Winter is the perfect season for noticing the colors of the stars. Never noticed them? Our sky chart can help guide your eye.
A wondrous star has grown to be a major symbol of Christmas around the world. But what was it, really?
The third-brightest star in Orion, Bellatrix, is often overlooked. And yet Bellatrix is a wonderful star. The name means “Female Warrior.”
The December Geminid meteor shower radiates from the constellation Gemini – in the east in mid-evening or overhead by about 2 a.m.
The best time to look for Jupiter is just ahead. Its retrograde motion begins today. Plus, the moon is near Jupiter tonight, and for the next several nights.