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A new era in astronomy
THE DEEPEST INFRARED VIEW EVER
JWST STUNS WITH FIRST SCIENCE IMAGES • NASA’s next-generation observatory is now operational.
DYING STAR’S FINAL ACT
Seeking shade • Let’s settle the debate on which solar filter to choose.
OH, THE SPACES WE’LL GO • In the second age of exploration, future astronauts will capture breathtaking vistas no earthbound photographer could ever dream of.
DUNES OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM • From Mars and Venus to Pluto and Titan, these windblown features are starting to tell their story.
FIRE AND ICE
HAIL TO THE KING • This month is a great opportunity to see Jupiter at its best.
The planets get busy • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
RISING MOON • Look again
METEOR WATCH • A good show
PATHS OF THE PLANETS • This map unfolds the entire night sky from sunset (at right) until sunrise (at left). Arrows and colored dots show motions and locations of solar system objects during the month.
COMET SEARCH • The understudy takes over
LOCATING ASTEROIDS • Venerable Vesta
10 must-visit astro destinations • These museums, observatories, and telescopes should be on every enthusiast’s travel list.
SEE FALL’S BEST Messier objects • Take in 20 sights in just one night.
Our 12th annual STAR PRODUCTS
Time-tested double stars • None of the 35 targets on this list will disappoint.
Steve’s uncertainty principle • At the limits of human vision, certainty isn’t easy to come by.
Something fishy • Take a page out of Captain Ahab’s book this autumn.
Speedy giants • Astronomy’s experts from around the globe answer your cosmic questions.
WEBB SETS SAIL INTO THE COSMOS
December 2022 Mars returns to glory