November 2017

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

Published: November 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm
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This month's issue comes with a lunar phases poster: a 365-day guide to the phases and moonrise times for 2018

This month's features:

- Red Dragon Rising - the Chinese space agency is becoming a major player. Could it be the first to land men on Mars?


- The Sky In Motion - top tips to capture fleeting celestial sights

- The Rise And Fall Of The Saturn V - the rocket that launched Apollo 11 turns 50

- Extraterrestrial Earth - we explore the extreme environments on Earth that help space agencies explore the Solar System

- Imaging for Science: Part 2 - how your Moon photos could help further lunar science

Equipment reviews

Explore Scientific ED102 FCD-100 refractor

iOptron CEM25P portable equatorial mount

ZAO ASI1071MC cool colour camera

Online Bonus Content

Maggie and Chris look at the highlights of NASA's Cassini mission

We speak to Professor Victoria Kaspi about Canada's new radio telescope, and how it could help solve the mystery of unknown signals from space

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

View the winning, runner-up and highly commended images from this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year award

Also this month

Getting to grips with Dobsonians in The Guide

How to make an outdoor autofocuser for your camera lens

Image processing - Perfect your planetary pics with 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 October Sky Guide featuring The Orionids, October comets and Venus and Mars in conjunction

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

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Iain Todd, BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Iain ToddScience journalist

Iain Todd is BBC Sky at Night Magazine's Staff Writer. He fell in love with the night sky when he caught his first glimpse of Orion, aged 10.


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