Stargazing November: Orion's glittering entourage rises in the east

After an uneventful autumn, the night skies explode into action again this month, with the mighty Orion reigning as Mars shines in the southwest and Comet Wirtanen creeps up above the horizon

Stargazing October: The mighty Andromeda galaxy reigns

2.5 million light years away, the ‘star’ of autumn is the Andromeda galaxy, with its beautiful spiral shape, young blue stars and pregnant nebulae, write Heather Couper & Nigel Henbest