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What's Up - M 35 and NGC 2158
[Article | 04/13/13 | by Steve Coe
Now, for something completely different.  What I am going to begin with this article is to take on the sky one field of view at a time.  These articles wil. . .

What's Up - M 42 the great nebula in Orion
[Article | 03/29/14 | by Steve Coe
So, you wouldn’t think I would start a set of articles about the best objects in the sky without including the Orion Nebula, would you?. . .

What's Up - NGC 3242 in Hydra
[Article | 05/18/13 | by Steve Coe
I have always loved planetary nebulae, they have such interesting detail and are so different one from another. Because some of these nebulae are similar . . .

What's Up - Pisces
[Article | 10/07/08 | by Steve Coe
Pisces, a celestial pair of fish. . .

What's Up - Puppis (2)
[Article | 02/27/11 | by Steve Coe
Puppis is absolutely filled up with open clusters. All three Messier objects in the constellation are open clusters and most of what I have covered here ar. . .

What's Up - Taurus (2)
[Article | 03/01/13 | by Steve Coe
This is going to be the last What’s Up in the constellation format I have been using for the past 8 years. I have covered the entire sky except a few cons. . .

What's Up Andromeda
[Article | 11/03/07 | by Steve Coe
Andromeda Constellation. . .

What's Up Andromeda 2
[Article | 12/07/09 | by Steve Coe
It would seem that I did pretty good job describing all the bright objects in the constellation of Andromeda the last time I took in on. . .

What's Up Aquarius
[Article | 11/02/09 | by Steve Coe
Aquarius is a very fun part of the sky. There are some great objects to observe and a fun variety of different types. Seeing the Water Jar asterism move up. . .

What's Up Aquila
[Article | 08/14/07 | by Steve Coe
What's Up Aquila. . .

What's Up Aries
[Article | 12/01/05 | by Steve Coe
The Sign of the Ram happens to be my astrological sign, so I would like to take a little space to say a couple of nice things about astrology. . .

What's Up Auriga
[Article | 01/06/06 | by Steve Coe
The Northern part of the Winter Milky Way is at its' best in Auriga, the Charioteer. . .

What's Up Auriga (2)
[Article | 12/20/10 | by Steve Coe
As I make my way around the sky for the second time there are some constellations that have plenty of deep sky objects for another look and some that do no. . .

What's Up Bootes
[Article | 06/01/06 | by Steve Coe
The good news about Bootes is that it is easy to spot because Arcturus is a first magnitude star and a beautiful light yellow to my eye. . .

What's Up Camelopardalis
[Article | 01/10/07 | by Steve Coe
Camelopardalis is the constellation of a giraffe. . . .

What's Up Cancer
[Article | 03/03/06 | by Steve Coe
Take a deep sky tour of Cancer. . .

What's Up Canes Venatici
[Article | 05/05/08 | by Steve Coe
Explore Canes Venatici. . .

What's Up Canis Major
[Article | 01/31/06 | by Steve Coe
Take a deep sky tour of Canis Major. . .

What's Up Canis Major
[Article | 01/31/06 | by Steve Coe
Take a deep sky tour of Canis Major. . .

What's Up Canis Minor
[Article | 02/09/09 | by Steve Coe
Canis Minor. . .

What's Up Capricorn
[Article | 09/07/07 | by Steve Coe
What's Up Capricorn. . .

What's Up Carina
[Article | 03/06/08 | by Steve Coe
What's up in Carina. . .

What's Up Centaurus
[Article | 04/27/09 | by Steve Coe
The northernmost portions of the constellation of the Centaur do make their way above the horizon during the spring in Arizona. . .

What's Up Cepheus
[Article | 08/30/06 | by Steve Coe
Cepheus takes up a lot of space near the North Celestial Pole and also dips a toe into the Milky Way just north of Cygnus.. . .

What's Up Coma Berenices
[Article | 05/04/06 | by Steve Coe
I have been lucky enough to be able to observe with several friends over the years, friends who have large telescopes. . .

What's Up Coma Berenices (2)
[Article | 05/30/11 | by Steve Coe
There are certainly lots of interesting galaxies in this part of the sky. I do need a little diversity in my galaxies, otherwise I get bored. Too many of. . .

What's Up Corvus
[Article | 06/20/07 | by Steve Coe
Corvus has always been one of those constellation figures that really stands out for me. . .

What's Up Crater
[Article | 03/10/09 | by Steve Coe
What's Up Crater. . .

What's Up Delphinus
[Article | 09/02/05 | by Steve Coe
NGC 6891 is bright, pretty small and somewhat elongated at 100X in the 13" f/5.6 Newtonian telescope. It is a little difficult to find in a rich Milky . . .

What's Up Dorado
[Article | 10/29/08 | by Steve Coe
What's Up Dorado. . .

What's Up Draco
[Article | 07/05/05 | by Steve Coe
I have had a chance to take a look at the Cambridge Atlas of Galaxies, thanks to Gerry Rattley for bringing this two volume photographic atlas to the Sag. . .

What's Up Eridanus
[Article | 12/05/07 | by Steve Coe
Ah Eridanus, among the observers I go out with we call this constellation "the home of the little faint galaxy".. . .

What's Up Eridanus (2)
[Article | 11/23/10 | by Steve Coe
Eridanus is far from the Milky Way so all the objects in this article are galaxies external to our own.. . .

What's Up Fornax
[Article | 12/09/08 | by Steve Coe
Fornax in the south. . .

What's Up Gemini
[Article | 02/02/07 | by Steve Coe
Gemini, the constellation of the Twins. . .

What's up Gemini - 2
[Article | 04/29/10 | by Steve Coe
I posted to the Deep Sky Forum a feedback request and the good news is that several people answered. I am happy with that. Several of them said that they w. . .

What's Up Hercules
[Article | 05/31/05 | by Steve Coe
Hercules is a constellation that many novice deep sky observers learn early. There are two bright Messier objects in this constellation and that certainly . . .

What's Up Hydra
[Article | 04/03/06 | by Steve Coe
This month's constellation contains the reddest star in the sky, so I would like to take a minute to chat about red stars.. . .

What's Up Hydra (2)
[Article | 03/18/11 | by Steve Coe
Hydra has two M objects and that means it will get an observer’s attention pretty early.  However, it is also one of those constellations that need to get . . .

What's Up Lacerta
[Article | 10/09/06 | by Steve Coe
October is a great month for using a telescope and enjoying the sky.. . .

What's Up Leo
[Article | 05/09/05 | by Steve Coe
Looking for galaxies in Leo?. . .

What's Up Leo (2)
[Article | 04/19/12 | by Steve Coe
Leo is one of those constellations that everyone learns right away. The first time you are going around the sky and early Spring comes around—there is it. . . .

What's Up Leo Minor
[Article | 04/03/08 | by Steve Coe
What's up in Leo Minor. . .

What's Up Lepus
[Article | 01/04/08 | by Steve Coe
Constellation Lepus. . .

What's Up Libra
[Article | 07/11/07 | by Steve Coe
Libra is a constellation of the zodiac and so many people will know of it from astrology.. . .

What's Up LYNX
[User Review]  | 03/01/05 | by Steve Coe
Lynx is one of those constellations that is tough to find. The brightest stars are fourth magnitude and there aren't many of those. I don't actually re. . .

What's Up Lyra
[Article | 08/01/06 | by Steve Coe
There are small constellations that have very few showpiece deep sky objects, Corona Borealis comes to mind, and then there are small areas of the sky that. . .

What's Up Orion
[Article | 01/05/09 | by Steve Coe
It seems to me that everyone who learns a little of the sky learns about Orion the Hunter. It is the type of star image that draws your eye . . .

What's up Orion - 2
[Article | 02/01/10 | by Steve Coe
The Sword of Orion is a fascinating area in any telescope or binoculars you can muster. I created the labeled photograph below from a shot I took with a 13. . .

What's Up Perseus
[Article | 12/02/06 | by Steve Coe
Perseus has always been the kind of constellation that I really enjoy.. . .

What's Up Pisces Austrinus
[Article | 10/03/07 | by Steve Coe
What’s Up PISCES AUSTRINUS. . .

What's Up Puppis
[Article | 02/11/08 | by Steve Coe
The constellation of Puppis is the "Poop deck" of the ancient constellation of Argo Navis—the vessel of the Argonauts. . .

What's Up Pyxis and Vela
[Article | 03/26/07 | by Steve Coe
Let's try some constellations that are far to the south. . .

What's Up Sagitta
[Article | 08/01/05 | by Steve Coe
It is bright, pretty large, very rich and much compressed at 135X in my old 17.5". At 165X on a good night, I can see an arrowhead shape to the cl. . .

What's Up Sagittarius
[Article | 08/04/08 | by Steve Coe
When it comes time to observe, or write about observing, within the borders of the constellation of Sagittarius there is certainly a wealth of riches. . .

What's Up Sagittarius (2)
[Article | 09/04/10 | by Steve Coe
This area of the sky is the marker for me that summer has really started. Once the center of the Milky Way is above the horizon, there is much to see and d. . .

What's Up Scorpius
[Article | 06/30/06 | by Steve Coe
This month we will deal with the first constellation I definitely remember learning as a Boy Scout. That is the obvious star picture of Scorpius. . .

What's Up Serpens
[Article | 06/04/08 | by Steve Coe
Serpens is a constellation that is split in two.. . .

What's Up Sextans
[Article | 03/29/05 | by Steve Coe
Take a journey through the little known constellation, Sextans.. . .

What's Up Ursa Major
[Article | 05/05/07 | by Steve Coe
What's Up Ursa Major. . .

What's Up Ursa Major (2)
[Article | 04/26/11 | by Steve Coe
When I was going around the sky for the first time I was making an effort to not do the same objects are Tom Trusock’s articles. Now, I am going to catch u. . .

What's Up Ursa Minor
[Article | 07/09/08 | by Steve Coe
Anyone who has owned an equatorial mount in the Northern hemisphere has learned about the position of Ursa Minor in the sky. . .

What's Up Vulpecula
[Article | 09/04/08 | by Steve Coe
Because it contains one of the four planetary nebulae on Charles Messier’s list, the constellation of Vulpecula is found early on by many observers. . .

What's Up: NGC 253 in Sculptor
[Article | 11/30/13 | by Steve Coe
NGC 253 was discovered in 1783 by Caroline Herschel.  She was searching for comets.  When her nephew John took the “Large 20 foot” telescope to South Afric. . .

What's Up: Ophiuchus (2)
[Article | 07/12/11 | by Steve Coe
Ophiuchus, the Snake Handler, is a big constellation that shares a border with Scorpius and Sagittarius. Therefore, there are lots of big, bright deep sky . . .

What's Up: Pegasus (2)
[Article | 11/24/11 | by Steve Coe
There are many galaxies since this constellation is far from the stream of the Milky Way. I will also include a dim planetary nebulae as a challenge object. . .

What's Up: Stephan's Quintet
[Article | 10/19/13 | by Steve Coe
I have always enjoyed viewing galaxy groups and Stephan’s Quintet in Pegasus is one of the most famous.. . .

Whats Up Pegasus
[Article | 10/03/05 | by Steve Coe
Pegasus is a large constellation in the autumn sky and being far away from the plane of the Milky Way, it contains lots of galaxies. Many are faint and. . .

Whats Up Sculptor
[Article | 10/24/05 | by Steve Coe
Steve Coe takes a deep sky tour of Sculptor. . .

What’s Up Canes Venatici (2)
[Article | 05/10/12 | by Steve Coe
The constellation of the hunting dogs is going to be quickly found by anyone with a new telescope because Messier 51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, lives here. Bu. . .

What’s Up Cygnus (2)
[Article | 10/13/09 | by Steve Coe
From my viewpoint in Arizona Cygnus is "the constellation that never goes away". . . .

What’s Up M 6 and NGC 6416
[Article | 07/13/13 | by Steve Coe
I am going to assume that if you are reading this then you have had at least some time out under truly dark skies. I do wish that for you. While there, i. . .

What’s Up Scutum
[Article | 09/14/09 | by Steve Coe
I have heard from several nice folks who mentioned that they have printed out each month's article and then used them in the field. I am very happy abo. . .

What’s Up - Aquila (2)
[Article | 09/06/12 | by Steve Coe
Aquila, the Eagle is right in the middle of the Milky Way glow and high enough above the horizon to provide clear, sharp views of many deep sky objects. I. . .

What’s Up - Cassiopeia (2)
[Article | 11/03/12 | by Steve Coe
Here we are at our second pass through the deep sky objects in Cassiopeia. This Fall constellation really is quite obvious under dark skies, an “M” or “W”. . .

What’s Up - Double Cluster in Perseus
[Article | 01/11/14 | by Steve Coe
There are several places in the sky that are unique and once you have spent some time at these locations you will never mistake them for anything else. Ce. . .

What’s Up - IC 4665 in Ophiuchus
[Article | 08/10/13 | by Steve Coe
Just scanning along our galaxy can dredge up plenty of clusters and nebulae to keep you enthralled for hours. Just lean back in that comfy camp chair and . . .

What’s Up - NGC 4565
[Article | 06/20/13 | by Steve Coe
I do enjoy a great view of an edge-on galaxy, and here we are at one of most beautiful of those.. . .

What’s Up - NGC 7000 and NGC 6997 in Cygnus
[Article | 09/14/13 | by Steve Coe
How many astronomy texts have had a shot of the North America Nebula included?  How many brand new imaging rigs have been pointed at this amazing object?  . . .

What’s Up - Scorpius (2)
[Article | 07/19/12 | by Steve Coe
Let’s take a look at the big “fish hook” in the sky and see what I did not fit into my last article on Scorpius.. . .

What’s Up Cepheus (2)
[Article | 10/06/10 | by Steve Coe
OK, let’s look at Cepheus for the second time.. . .

What’s Up Hercules (2)
[Article | 07/15/10 | by Steve Coe
It would seem that this area of the sky has been a mythological strong man for many centuries. To us it is Hercules, the beloved of Hera (Queen of the Gree. . .

What’s Up Musca
[Article | 06/04/09 | by Steve Coe
Musca is a rather small and inconspicuous constellation that never rises for the Northern Hemisphere observer. . .

What’s Up Perseus (2)
[Article | 02/02/13 | by Steve Coe
I know that I have said this before, but it bears repeating. I like constellations like Perseus because this area of the sky contains a wide variety of ob. . .

What’s Up Virgo (2)
[Article | 06/15/12 | by Steve Coe
Virgo is big and filled up with galaxies. I know that is not a big news flash to most of the people reading this edition of “What’s Up”, but I thought I w. . .

What’s Up: Draco (2)
[Article | 09/05/11 | by Steve Coe
Draco winds between the two Dippers. It has been a dragon or snake in many culture’s stories. An observer of the naked eye dragon needs to be away from cit. . .

What’s Up? Corona Borealis
[Article | 07/10/09 | by Steve Coe
Corona Borealis has always been a favorite constellation of mine. Greek legend tells that it is the crown worn by the beautiful Ariadne when she marrie. . .

What’s up—Cetus
[Article | 11/02/06 | by Steve Coe
Cetus is a large constellation, so I will stay in the western part of this area for now. . .

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