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Mountaintop majesty

The sweeping river of stars that is the Milky Way ribbons over Cerro Paranal in Chile, home to the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (on the peak to the left) and the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy, VISTA (on the peak to the far right).

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A pimple on Jupiter

During the thirty-sixth close approach of the gas giant planet Jupiter by NASA’s Juno spacecraft, it snapped a raw image of tumultuous clouds in the South Temperate Belt.


The Sky Imaging Edition: Part 2

comNik Szymanek recently spent three consecutive nights testing the capabilities of Software Bisque’s new edition of The Sky, namely The Sky Imaging Edition. On night two, he finds out how well it autofocuses and autoguides his telescope.