From the July 2008 issue

Phil Harrington’s binocular universe: The Antares gang

July 2008: Survey these beauties around the alpha star of Scorpius.
By | Published: July 1, 2008 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
This month, we have two beacons in the southern sky: Jupiter and Antares (Alpha [α] Scorpii). Jupiter is just passing through, but Antares shines brightly in our summer sky every year, like a lighthouse beacon in an ocean of fainter stars.