August 2011

SKY AT NIGHT August 2011

The August 2011 issue of Sky at Night Magazine is out in the shops on Tuesday!


Here’s what’s inside the jam-packed 108-pages and coverdisc

– The Return of the King…get ready for the must-see observing event of the year – Jupiter’s return to our night sky.

– Astrophotography: the complete guide – the Sun
Part five of our astrophotography course shows you how to take deep-sky images.

– Anthony Wesley – the amateur astronomer discusses discovering an impact scar in Jupiter’s atmosphere.

– Journey to Jupiter – we preview Juno’s five-year mission to the gas giant, launching this month.

– Patrick Moore on recent supernovae

– The world’s biggest and best skyguide
to the what you can see in the night skies in August including the double page Deep-Sky Tour of deep sky objects in the August night skies.

– The UK’s biggest scopes:
Will Gater tracks down the biggest scopes in the UK that you can look through.

– Reviews: we review the iOptron CubePro Go-To mount in First Light and four 80mm refractors used as guidescopes in our Group Test.

– Guides covering how to image satellites, sketch The Coathanger Cluster and observe the lunar crater Schickard.

– Beginners’ guide to observing accessories…the best bits of additional kit for your telescope.

– Catching Waves – how the proposed Einstein Telescope will detect gravitational waves in space-time.

– What I really want to know is
…can we predict stellar outbursts?

– On the coverdisc: 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, view your Hotshots pictures and watch a video tribute to NASA’s Spirit rover.

– 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, Steve Richards, 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