Inside this month’s new-look issue:

Find out what's in the February 2019 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine.

February 2019

Inside this month’s new-look issue:

This month's new-look mag comes with a pull-out guide to February's night-sky highlights, plus a free lunar phases poster for 2019
This month’s new-look mag comes with a pull-out guide to February’s night-sky highlights, plus a free lunar phases poster for 2019

Free lunar phases poster – revealing the phases of the Moon for 2019

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Party Under the Stars – new to astronomy? Jamie Carter reveals why attending a star party should be top of your list

Photograph the Rising Moon – top tips to capture the beauty and drama of a rising Moon

– IIAPY 2019 – the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is open for entries once again

A Galactic Feast – Our Galaxy’s history of cosmic collisions revealed

Imaging for Science: The Deep Sky (Part II) – how to boost the scientific value of your deep-sky astrophotography

The winners of the 2019 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition will be announced at the National Martime Museum in autumn. Will you be there? Get all the info on how to enter in our February issue. Credit: Royal Museums Greenwich
The winners of the 2019 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition will be announced at the National Martime Museum in autumn. Will you be there? Get all the info on how to enter in our February issue.
Credit: Royal Museums Greenwich

Equipment reviews

Celestron Advanced VX 9.25-inch Schmidt Cassegrain

ToupTek G3M-224-C

Online Bonus Content

NASA New Horizons scientist Carey Lisse gives us the latest from the spacecraft’s flyby in the Kuiper Belt, on the edge of the Solar System

Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in which Chris Lintott boards a Boeing 747 to get a look at NASA’s flying observatory.

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

Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in this month's Bonus Content, in which Chris Lintott learns about NASA's SOFIA observatory, which is housed in a Boeing 747.
Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in this month’s Bonus Content, in which Chris Lintott learns about NASA’s SOFIA observatory, which is housed in a Boeing 747.

Also this month:

How to image the largest full Moon of 2019

Astrophotography: a software solution to missing darks and flats

How to build a red light sketching pad for recording observations in the dark

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 Saturn and the Moon, clair obscur effects on the lunar surface, how to see the planet Mercury and our monthly deep-sky tour.

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

Gallery – 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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