April 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine in print and digital, or click here for individual digital issues.

 


 

Inside this month's issue:

 

- Astronomy undercover - how to observe from the comfort of your own home

- A buyer's guide to telescopes - Part 1: choosing the right 'scope

- Banish the blur - transform your planetary images with high-frame-rate technology

- What Kepler did for us - the legacy of NASA's exoplanet-hunting space telescope

 


The Kepler space telescope changed how we view the night sky. Read about the legacy of the mission in the April issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine.
Credit: NASA/Ames Research Center/W. Stenzel/D. Rutter

 

Equipment reviews

Daystar Solar Cout SS60-ds H-alpha scope bundle

Bresser Photo Mount for astrophotography

 


 

Online Bonus Content

The Sky at Night team looki into the expansion of the Universe and the mysterious forces causing it to accelerate

Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel guide us through April's night skies in the Virtual Planetarium.

We speak to NASA scientist Abigail Fraeman, looking back on the Opportunity rover mission 

 


Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in this month's Bonus Content, in which the team looking into the mystery of the expanding Universe.

 

Also this month:

A guide to fighting light pollution

How to protect your eyepieces

Image Mars passing the Pleiades

Polish out imperfections with PixInsight

Monthly Bulletin pages bring you up to date with all the latest astronomical news, as well as Cutting Edge revealing the highlights from brand new research

Our April Sky Guide featuring Mars and the Pleiades, Pallas at opposition and Jupiter's moons

Our Scope Doctor answers your technical kit questions

Interactive: your letters, tweets, forum posts and readers’ scopes

Gear – a round up of the latest astronomical accessories

What’s On listings – find out what astronomy events are on near you

Gallery - this month's pick of your very best astrophotos

Beautiful new images from space in Eye on the Sky

The latest astronomy books reviewed


 

You can subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine in print and digital, or click here for individual digital issues.

 

On Sale Date: 
21/03/2019
Issue Number: 
168
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