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Deep Sky

Non-stellar targets outside the solar system.

Today's Deep-Sky Objects: Markarian's Chain

If you're a Northern Hemisphere observer, you'll notice that at this time of year, the Milky Way isn't visible. In fact, during late-spring evenings the Milky Way roughly circles the horizon -- almost impossible to see even on a dark night -- which means the sky overhead, or close to it, is as far from the Milky Way as possible.

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