Pinwheel galaxy

Galaxy is also known as M33

Yukon Night-Sky Action

Let’s start today’s column with Comet Lulin, which is blazing its way across the Yukon Night Skies. This small and bright comet is really moving quickly across the night sky and can still be seen in binoculars. Moving steadily westward and heading from the constellation of Cancer into the constellation of Gemini. On March 5, …

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Of Gremlins and Star Clusters

Finally, the weekend has arrived; hopefully, the weather will be clear. All the weather-information sources, including Whitehorse Clear Sky Clock and others, seem to agree that Saturday night should be great. Quickly, we send an astro-alert e-mail to let everyone know we are heading up to Grey Mountain Lookout point after 9 p.m. It is …

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Galaxy Hunting with Binoculars

The new year is well underway and the weather has been a bit unpredictable, to say the least – from warm and cloudy, to a trip straight into the deep freeze. In these conditions, astronomy can become a lesson in futility and frustration. One solution is to get friendly with your binoculars. You can always …

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