January 2018

JANUARY 2018 MAGAZINE COVER

This month’s features:

2018: Go For Launch – looking ahead to the exciting missions coming up next year

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Capturing The Hunter – Five photo projects to help you see the winter constellation Orion in a new light

10 Astounding Space Discoveries – incredible facts we’ve learned about the Universe

A.I. In Astronomy – Intelligent computers may be able to help astronomers analyse the huge reams of data being produced by powerful telescopes around the world and in space

Equipment reviews

Sky-Watcher SkyMax-127 with AZ-GTi Wi-Fi mount

Explore Scientific PN210 Carbon Mk II imaging Newtonian

Astro Pixel Processor deep-sky processing program

Online Bonus Content

Watch our video interview with former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who discusses his year in space

We speak to The Martian author Andy Weir about his new book Artemis

The Sky at Night team focus on fleeting cosmic events that happen in the blink of an eye

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

Also this month

Finding the planets without a star chart in The Guide

How to estimate the brightness of variable stars

Image processingAnimations and surface stabilisations in PIPP

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 daytime occultation of Regulus, Jupiter transits and Comet C/2016 R2 PanSTARRS

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