From the June 2019 issue

Let’s go asteroiding!

Minor planets make for challenging binocular targets. 
By | Published: June 19, 2019 | Last updated on May 18, 2023

With sky observing, as in most things, success is more satisfying than failure. If you want to show people Saturn’s rings, there is no upside to turbulent air blurring those rings into an incoherent mess. So why attempt an observation whose chance of success is negligible?

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