October 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This month's features:

- 15 Things Stargazers Should Know - Essential observing advice to help you get more out of the night sky

- Shooting the Milky Way's Wide-Field Wonders - A guide to imaging our Galaxy

- Apollo 7 - 50 years since the programme's first successful manned space mission

- Imaging for Science - How to take scientific photos of aurorae and noctilucent clouds

- Rings Around the Solar System - A voyage through our Solar System's disc-like splendours

 

 

The Apollo 7 crew R. Walter Cunningham, Donn F. Eisele and Walter M. "Wally" Schirra Jr. We look back at this incredible mission 50 years on, in our October 2018 issue.

Credit: NASA


 

Equipment reviews

Sky-Watcher Evostar 150ED DS-Pro

Omegon MiniTrack LX2 tracking mount

ZWO ASI294MC Pro camera

 


Online Bonus Content

We speak to Apollo engineer Jack Clemons, who worked on some of the programme's most iconic missions

Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in which the team explore the science of our Sun.

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

 

Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in this month's Bonus Content. The team explore the science of the Sun and the new missions sending spacecraft to study it.

 

Also this month

A guide to AUs, lightyears and parsecs

How to make a battery-free focuser

Image processing - combatting light pollution using Lightroom

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 October Sky Guide featuring Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, the Draconid meteor shower and a challenging Mercury-Jupiter conjunction.

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 reviewed


 

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On Sale Date: 
20/09/2018
Issue Number: 
161
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