A Christmas Star, a Pre-dawn Planet Parade, Comet Wirtanen Wends North, and Algol Amps Up!

(Above: Sirius, also known as Alpha Canis Majoris, is the brightest star in the winter evening sky. This pretty image is by Akira Fuji.)
(Above: The hunting dogs and Orion, at right. Sirius is at bottom centre, while Procyon is at the upper left. Imaged by Akira Fuji. A gallery of his images is here.)

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