This month’s features:
– 2019: A Year of Celestial Wonders – what to view and image in the night sky over the next 12 months
– 360° Vision – how to image panoramas of the night sky
– Apollo 8 – 50 years since humans first circumnavigated the Moon
– Imaging for Science: Mars – how to take scientifically valuable astrophotos of the Red Planet
– Dark-Sky Spain – a tour of some of Spain’s best astronomy sites
This month Jamie Carter reveals the best places in Spain to view the night sky
Credit: Albanya Astronomical Observatory
6 of the Best: 10×50 binoculars, £100-£200
Celestron 114LCM computerised telescope
Bresser Messier AR-80/640
Online Bonus Content
We speak to astronomer Prof David Kipping, part of a team that may have just discovered the first exomoon
Watch an episode of The Sky at Night, featuring Tim Peake as a guest presenter, in which the team look at plans to build the UK’s first space port
Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel guide us through December’s night skies in the Virtual Planetarium.
Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in this month’s Bonus Content, guest-presented by UK astronaut Tim Peake. The team look at plans to build the UK’s first space port.
Also this month:
Why are eyepieces important?
How to record the Geminid meteor shower
Image processing – stitching together panorama photos
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 December Sky Guide featuring two bright comets, this month’s meteors, variable star Mira and the Pleiades.
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