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When you head outdoors tonight, take Sky & Telescope's podcast with you for a guided tour to the night sky. Learn what constellations are visible, find out where and when you'll see the planets, and catch each month's celestial highlights, from meteor showers to eclipses.
  1.   Comet PanSTARRS, C/2017 S3, has unexpectedly brightened to about 8th magnitude. It awaits your scope, or maybe even big binoculars, up in the northeastern sky before the beginning of dawn. See Bob King's article and finder charts: PanSTARRS Comet, Rocked by Outburst, Goes Green . Friday, July 20 • The waxing gibbous Moon shines over Jupiter this evening, as shown here. Left of Jupiter by just 2° is the […]

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  2. Comet PanSTARRS (C/2017 S3) has erupted again! Now bright enough to see in binoculars, it might become a naked-eye object if it survives until perihelion.

    The post PanSTARRS Comet, Rocked by Outburst, Goes Green appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3.   Friday, July 13 • Cassiopeia is now well past its annual bottoming out due north. Look for its W pattern climbing low in the north-northeast after dark. The farther north you live, the higher it will be. Saturday, July 14 • As twilight fades, see if you can catch the Moon over Mercury very low in the west, well to the lower right of Venus as shown here. Your […]

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  4. With opposition only weeks away, will the current global dust storm finally break? We look at the prospects.

    The post Observers Anxious for Dust to Settle as Mars Opposition Approaches appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. The last and one of the most picturesque occultations of Aldebaran by the Moon happens on Tuesday morning, July 10. Catch it or wait 15 years for the next!

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