BBC Sky at Night Magazine: February 2017

Find out what's in the February 2017 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine.

Find out what's in the February 2017 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine.

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


Inside this month’s issue:

Hidden Skyscapes – the celestial landscapes that emerge when we look at targets in infrared

Square Kilometre Array – Govert Schilling catches up with progress on the construction of the biggest telescope on the planet

IAPY 2017 – how to enter the world’s premier astrophoto competition

The Great American Eclipse – how to make sure you don’t miss one of the astronomical events of the year

Holidays with the Stars – our pick of some of the best astro-holidays planet Earth has to offer

Reviews: Celestron CGX equatorial mount, Tecnosky AG70 astrograph, PrimaLuceLab 700Da cooled camera

– Access the Bonus Content for our interview with US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

Plus, December’s The Sky at Night episode looking back at the top space stories of 2016, and Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel guide us through February’s night sky in the Virtual Planetarium

Packing for an astronomy holiday in The Guide

– How to build a simple solar finder

Image processingstacking 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 February Sky Guide featuring 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


– The latest astronomy books reviewed