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Astronomy refinement

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money reveals what equipment we're reviewing in our February 2018 issue, out 18 January.

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New kit for a new year

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money reveals what equipment we're reviewing in our January issue, out 21 December.

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"Ideal for group observing, public outreach" - the Revolution Imager R2.
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As we head into 2018, we look forward to getting our hands on more exciting and innovative products for our monthly reviews, so that you can be up to date with the latest products.

An imaging revolution

With our tempermental UK weather, large pieces of kit that take time to set up can cause problems for astronomers, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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"Ideal for group observing, public outreach" - the Revolution Imager R2.
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There is a revolution coming: the Revolution Imager R2 no less!

In our December issue Peter Jenkins takes a look at a piece of kit that gives you live views of the cosmos on a screen.

Cool as a camera

With our tempermental UK weather, large pieces of kit that take time to set up can cause problems for astronomers, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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"This one is cooled for better deep-sky performance" - ZWO’s ASI071MC camera.
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With imaging such a dominate aspect of amateur astronomy, it's no wonder we feature cameras of all types in our reviews. Our November issue is no exception!

The challenge of clear skies

With our tempermental UK weather, large pieces of kit that take time to set up can cause problems for astronomers, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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The Celestron CGX-L EQ 1100 EdgeHD Schmidt-Cassegrain
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Here at BBC Sky at Night Magazine we love to review large pieces of kit, and in our latest issue we take on the Celestron CGX-L EQ 1100 EdgeHD Schmidt-Cassegrain, an 11-inch SCT on a new mount from Celestron.

Weathering the storm

A recent spate of bad weather hasn't stopped our reviewers getting out and testing the latest kit, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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The QHY367c CMOS colour camera
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Where has the summer gone?

Our reviewers have done an amazing job this month, finding clear gaps in the weather to get the latest set of reviews done for our September issue. Let’s dive in and see what they’ve been up to.

Summer nights of astronomy

Summer nights haven't put off our committed reviewers, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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The Vixen Polarie Star Tracker mount allows for a larger payload and increased camera lens size.
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With summer well and truly here (OK it has been raining a bit, but we persevere!), you would think that the light nights would be a good excuse to sit back and take a break.

Camera capabilities

As planetary imaging becomes ever more popular, we can expect a rise in quality and a drop in price, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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Innovation in astronomy

As technology improves, so too does the inclination for manufacturers to improve their products, often with great results, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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Paul reviews the Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro SynScan mount in the June issue.
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It's the little things

That new reflector, equatorial mount or CCD planetary imaging camera may be top of your 'to buy' list, but it makes sense to pay attention to the smaller pieces of kit, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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In our May issue we examine six of the best 3x Barlow lenses
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