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Easy-to-Find Objects in the 2014 Autumn Sky

Fall is chock-full of observing events this year, including two stunning eclipses, two great meteor showers, and plenty of pretty planetary lineups.
With fewer hours of sunlight during autumn, the nights grow longer. That would seem to be good news for observers. But the autumn sky, which is sandwiched between the Milky Way treats of summer and the glittering stars of winter, may look bland in comparison. Don’t be fooled by this first impression.

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