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 Australian Sky & Telescope magazine

May/June 2017 issue – out now!

 

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Inside the May/June 2017 issue – on sale now:

FEATURES:

Curious Mars — NASA's rover has found evidence of long-gone water and habitable environments.

Tracking a dying planet — Watching as a distant world is pulled to pieces.

Spirits of our galaxy’s past — Astronomers probe our galaxy’s dark matter halo.

Seeing Saturn — With its rings invitingly open, Saturn invites careful scrutiny.

Herschel’s ghosts — Dusty deep sky wraiths first seen in the late 18th century.

Astrophotography — Narrowband colour processing with PixInsight.


OBSERVING & EXPLORING:

Binocular highlight — Hail Jupiter, king of the planets.

Under the stars — The unexpectedly bright stars of Virgo.

Planets — Venus and Saturn delight tonight.

Meteors — Observing sporadic meteors.

Double star notes — Stars in the sea serpent’s tail.

Variable stars — Taking the pulse of T Centauri.

Comets — Will we see an outburst of comet 41P?

The Moon — The curious case of concentric craters.

Deep sky — Track down these treasures in Leo.

REGULAR FEATURES:

Test report — Takahashi’s Super APO Astrograph.

Astronomer’s workbench — An easy-to-build light shade for your eyepieces.

...and much more.


 

 Australian Sky & Telescope is the Australian astronomy magazine that brings you throughout the year:

  •  Observing guides for the night sky
  •  Renowned test reviews on astronomy equipment
  •  Reports on what amateurs around the country are doing
  •  The finest astronomy features and news coverage
  •  Inspiring astrophotos from our readers

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2017 Astronomy Calendar – get yours now!

The ever-popular Astronomy Calendar is back for 2017. Featuring 12 of the best Australian astrophotos from the prestigious David Malin Astrophotography Awards, this Australia-produced calendar is an ideal Christmas gift for every astronomer. It includes monthly Southern Hemisphere star maps, information on lunar phases and meteor showers, plus details of planetary alignments in the morning and evening skies. Only $19.95 + postage. Call (02) 9439 1955 to order your copy.

 2017 Astronomy Yearbook

The Astronomy 2017 yearbook is now here! Written by Australian astronomers for Southern Hemisphere skies, it is your invaluable guide to what’s visible in the night sky. Its 150 pages are packed full of detailed observing information, such as Moon phases, planet antics, eclipses and meteor showers, plus monthly viewing guides. Order your copy today to start planning your 2017 observing schedule. Only $27.95 + postage. Call (02) 9439 1955 to order your copy.

 Read AS&T anytime, anywhere

Australian Sky & Telescope magazine is available in digital format for you to read on your computer or tablet. The May/June 2017 issue is now out, plus all back issues from the start of 2011 are also available. To subscribe, visit Australian Sky & Telescope's page on the Zinio website.

 

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