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A nice variety of objects awaits you in "Sky At Night Magazine Deep-Sky Tour, Jan 2019", now available in the Plan Library. Small open clusters and the challenging Jellyfish Nebula are all included. See http://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/issue/january-2019 for more information on this issue of the magazine.
Learn how to use Deep-Sky Planner to view the plan at http://knightware.biz/dsp/index.php
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Please see "Deep-Sky Wonders, Jan 2019" in the Plan Library. This plan accompanies Sue French's column in the January issue of #skyandtelescope. She describes several clusters, a galaxy and planetary that can be viewed at the meridian by northern hemisphere observers. You can learn about this issue at https://www.skyandtelescope.com/sky-and-telescope-magazine/inside-january-2019-issue/

Next week's post will be the last on Google+. Google has announced its plan to discontinue G+, so we will focus our efforts on our https://www.facebook.com/deepskyplanner page and our blog at http://knightware.blogspot.com/
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We have a new plan available for galaxy lovers: "Webb Galaxy of the Month, Dec 2018". This month, author Owen Brazell explores a small group of galaxies in Aries. Four of the five fit in a 1/4 degree field. Read the article at https://webbdeepsky.com/galaxies/
Learn how to view this plan and others with Deep-Sky Planner at https://knightware.biz/dsp/observing_plan.htm
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Whether binoculars are your instrument of choice or part of your arsenal, this month's "Binocular Sky Dec 2018" in the Plan Library has some nice objects to view. Be sure to view Comet Wirtanen in the evening sky while you're out! Read the Binocular Sky Newsletter at http://binocularsky.com/newsletter/archive/201812.pdf

Learn how to view the plan with Deep-Sky Planner at https://knightware.biz/dsp/observing_plan.htm
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Please see "Sky At Night Magazine Deep-Sky Tour, Dec 2018" in the Plan Library. This plan contains 6 nebulae & clusters in Monoceros, an area visible to most northern & southern hemisphere observers. The objects are described in the Deep-Sky Tour article in December's Sky At Night magazine. Learn about it here: http://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/issue/december-2018
Learn about viewing this plan with Deep-Sky Planner at http://knightware.biz/dsp/
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Enjoy some double stars and open clusters in the northern Milky Way constellation of Cassiopeia as described in "Deep-Sky Wonders, Dec 2018", the newest addition to the Plan Library. Author Sue French guides us through observing these as only she can in her article in the December issue of Sky & Telescope. Learn about it at https://www.skyandtelescope.com/sky-and-telescope-magazine/inside-december-2018-issue/

Learn about Deep-Sky Planner at http://knightware.biz/dsp/
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Welcome to the constellation of Cetus, home of this month's "Webb Galaxy of the Month, Nov 2018". This plan explores a group of galaxies in Cetus, some visible in moderately sized scopes (8 inches) and some requiring more aperture. Cetus is full of galaxies - over 400 from the NGC catalog alone!

Read Owen Brazell's Galaxy of the Month article at https://webbdeepsky.com/galaxies/2018/galaxy/november
Learn about Deep-Sky Planner at http://knightware.biz/dsp/index.php
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New in the Plan Library: "Binocular Sky Nov 2018". This plan has 34 objects well-suited to binoculars and small telescopes. Read author Stephen Tonkin's accompanying newsletter at http://binocularsky.com/newsletter/archive/201811.pdf

Learn how to use the plan with Deep-Sky Planner at https://knightware.biz/dsp/
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Knightware is pleased to announce the release of a free update to Deep-Sky Planner 7. You can get it by checking Help | Check for Updates in DSP7, or you can log in to the Community and get it from the Software Updates page. Please see the Release Notes for a list of changes.
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Now in the Plan Library: "Sky At Night Magazine Deep-Sky Tour, Nov 2018". This plan contains 6 clusters and nebulae in Orion. Interestingly, NGC 1980 is listed as a star (Iota Orionis), but many sources show it is an open cluster with nebulosity. Why not have a look and see for yourself? You can read about the deep-sky tour and more at http://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/issue/november-2018

Learn about Deep-Sky Planner at http://knightware.biz/dsp/
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