February 2017

SKY AT NIGHT Feb 2017

The January 2017 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine is in the shops now!

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Inside this month’s issue:

The Stars of Winter – the scientific secrets behind seven of the season’s most sensational sights

25 Years of Exoplanets – how the first world outside our Solar System was found, and what we’ve learned since then

Tim Peake – we speak to the UK astronaut about his mission on board the ISS

Missions of the Future – looking forwarfd to the next generation of space probes and the worlds they will explore

The Ashen Light – Paul Abel looks at the centuries-old mystery of a reported glow on the night side of Venus

Reviews: Vixen A62SS 2.5-inch achromatic refractor, iOptron SkyTracker Pro DSLR camera mount, ZWO ASI290MM cooled monochrome CMOS camera

– Access the Bonus Content for our interview with Alex Wolszczan and Dale Frail, discoverers of the first known exoplanet

Plus, November’s The Sky at Night episode looking at the search for life on Mars, and Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel guide us through January’s night sky in the Virtual Planetarium

Stellar spectral classifications in The Guide

– How to make an automated flat panel and dust cap

Image processingregistering images in DeepSkyStacker

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 January Sky Guide featuring the Quadrantids meteor shower, Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova, 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

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– The latest astronomy books reviewed


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