July 2011

Sky At Night July 2011

The July 2011 issue of Sky at Night Magazine is out in the shops tomorrow!


Here’s what’s inside the jam-packed 108-pages and coverdisc

The Solar System sleuth…NASA’s asteroid hunter arrives at Vesta

Beginners’ guide to star colours….discover which star colours we can see and why our eyes aren’t always quite up to the job.

– Astrophotography: the complete guide – the Sun

Part four of our astrophotography course shows you how to safely image the Sun.

 – Spaceflight Update: a special report from Piers Bizony on the last flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Patrick Moore on binocular astronomy during the summer months.- Islands of Darkness: Will Gater on the sites in and around the UK that are going for International Dark Sky Place status.

– Reviews: we review the Vixen Atlux Deluxe mount with Star Book Ten controller in First Light and 5-inch altaz Go-To systems in our Group Test.

– Guides covering how to image noctilucent clouds, sketch the North America Nebula and observe the lunar crater Shackleton.

– Apollo 15: the story behind the pioneering fourth manned mission to the Moon.

On the coverdisc: watch an episode of The Sky at Night, print out our deep sky tour chart, read get started guides, print out observing forms to record your observations, watch astronomy videos, view your Hotshots pictures and watch a video about how Hubble images are made.

The world’s biggest and best skyguide to the what you can see in the night skies in July including the double page Deep-Sky Tour of deep sky objects in the July night skies.

– The monthly Bulletin pages which bring you up to date on all the latest astronomical news as well as Cutting Edge analysis articles which highlight brand new research.

– 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 (also with astronomy related radio listings.)

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