February 2012

The February 2012 issue of Sky at Night Magazine is out in the shops tomorrow!

Here’s what’s inside the 108-pages and coverdisc.

- Adventures in astronomy… we take you to 18 of the planet’s greatest dark-sky destinations.

- Your first night out with a telescope….we help you brush up your stargazing skills to get the most out of your new equipment from the start

- Behind the scenes at the Very Large Telescope – it sounds like a dream job, but what’s it really like to work at the most advanced telescope in the world?

- Image Processing…bring your Solar System images to life with part 2 of our 4 part series covering wavelet sharpening, deconvolution and synthetic colour processing.

- Patrick Moore recalls his Sky at Night interview with Arthur C Clarke and ponders why some of the author’s predictions haven’t yet come true.

- Dark skies – we look at the UK’s new network of Dark Sky Discovery Sites.  

- The great cosmic bake-off – the story of how elements are cooked up in stars.   

- Reviews: we review the Teleskop-Service’s new 65mm f/6.5 Quadruplet Astrograph in First Light and four pairs of image stabilised binoculars in our Group Test.

-  Watch an episode of The Sky at Night, print out our deep sky tour chart, read get started guides, print out observing forms to record your observations, watch astronomy videos and view your Hotshots pictures on the coverdisc.

- Guides covering how to capture an image of a spring galaxy, sketch M78 and observe the lunar crater Vendelinus.

- The world’s biggest and best skyguide to the what you can see in the night skies in February including the Deep-Sky Tour of faint fuzzies in the February night skies.

- The monthly Bulletin pages which bring you up to date on all the latest astronomical news as well as Cutting Edge analysis articles which highlight brand new research. 

- 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 (also with astronomy related radio listings.)

- Hotshots: this month's pick of your very best astrophotos

- Beautiful new images from space in Eye on the Sky.

- The latest astronomy books reviewed.

On Sale Date: 
18/01/2012
Issue Number: 
81
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