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CONTENTS
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO ASTRONOMY
FEATURES
Cover Story:
12 Stellar Autopsies
Astronomers use supernova
remnants to learn about the lives
and deaths of stars that went
kablooey. By Camille M. Carlisle
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20 Distant Lights in the
Darkness
The James Webb Space Telescope has
revealed a surprisingly rich treasuretrove
of black holes in the early
universe. By Fabio Pacucci
26 Chasing the Magic
Here's how to improve your chances
of seeing and photographing the
aurora borealis.
By Marybeth Kiczenski
34 The Story of Wolf 359
A little red sun in Leo was once the
least luminous star known.
By Ken Croswell
60 Tracking Barnard's Star
High proper motion makes this
red dwarf in Ophiuchus the perfect
target to follow over the years.
By Howard Banich
OBSERVING
41 May's Sky at a Glance
By Diana Hannikainen
42 Lunar Almanac & Northern
Hemisphere Sky Chart
43 Binocular Highlight
By Mathew Wedel
44 Southern Hemisphere
Sky Chart
45 Stories in the Stars
By Stephen James O'Meara
46 Sun, Moon & Planets
By Gary Seronik
48 Celestial Calendar
By Bob King
52 Exploring the Solar System
By Thomas A. Dobbins
54 Planetary Almanac
55 Suburban Stargazer
By Ken Hewitt-White
58 Pro-Am Conjunction
By Diana Hannikainen
ON THE COVER
ONLINE
BEGINNERS' GUIDE
Print out our free, 10-page handout
to give out at star parties and other
community events.
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getting-started
Near-infrared image of
Cassiopeia A
PHOTO: NASA / ESA / CSA / STSCI /
D. MILISAVLJEVIC (PURDUE UNIV.) /
T. TEMIM (PRINCETON UNIV.) / I. DE
LOOZE (UNIV. OF GENT)
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EXPLORE THE NIGHT BLOG
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as he takes readers on an adventure
through the night sky.
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king
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COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS
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6 From Our Readers
7 75, 50 & 25 Years Ago
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8 News Notes
70 New Product Showcase
72 Astronomer's Workbench
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74 Beginner's Space
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76 Gallery
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84 Focal Point
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