Cepheus, the King, has hidden his treasure well, but not so well that curious amateurs can’t find more than enough to stuff their pockets. The… Read More »Treasure Hunting in the Hall of the Deep-Sky King
The ancient pole star known as Thuban turns out to be an eclipsing binary. If you’re up for a challenge, you can see the eclipses… Read More »See Ancient “North Stars” Eclipse Each Other
The bright star Betelgeuse has faded to a historic low as astronomers try to figure out why. Orion, with Betelgeuse in tow, climbs the southeastern… Read More »Betelgeuse is Dimming . . . You Know Why?
Fresh, new sights animate the night as Betelgeuse continues to fade. Betelgeuse (lower left) has cornered our attention this winter season. Bob King The sky… Read More »The Latest on Betelgeuse, Plus a Bright Supernova and New Comet Iwamoto
Astronomers all over are waiting with bated breath to see what Betelgeuse will do next. Is it going to start brightening again on February 21st?… Read More »Does Betelgeuse Approaching a Crossroads?