The February 2016 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine is in the shops now!
Inside this month's issue:
- Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 - We reveal everything you need to know to enter this year's competition.
- Trail of Light - the adventures and images of two astrophotographers hiking under the dark skies of California's historic John Muir Trail.
- Space, Stars & Stripes - inside the Kennedy Space Center and stargazing in the Everglades.
- A Beginner's Guide to Lunar Imaging - thinking of photographing our nearest neighbour? Will Gater shows you how.
- The Extremes of Binary Stars - most stars don't exist alone, but sociability has its consequences...
- The Stones of Solstice - we reveal the evidence behind the building of Stonehenge.
- Reviews: Bresser Messier 8-inch Dobsonian, Vixen R200SS Newtonian reflector plus Corrector PH, Atik Infinity monochrome CCD camera.
- Access the Bonus Content for a look at Cassini's final year, including our interview with Cornell Professor Joe Burns, part of the mission's imaging team.
Plus, we speak to Scott Sheppard about his discovery of the furthest known body in our Solar System, December's hour-long Sky at Night special, February's Virtual Planetarium, deep sky tour chart, get started guides, observing forms and Hotshots and Eye On The Sky picture galleries.
- The basics of lunar observing in The Guide
- How to build a star simulator, part 1
- Image processing - controlling colour with white balance
- 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 February Sky Guide featuring Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina, an all-sky chart, a deep-sky tour and more...
- 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
- Hotshots - this month's pick of your very best astrophotos
- Beautiful new images from space in Eye on the Sky
- The latest astronomy books