October 2016

Published: October 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm

The October 2016 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine is in the shops now!

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This month's print issue comes with a FREE planisphere to help you navigate the night sky

Also inside the October edition:

- On Demand Aurora - the online world of auroral livestreams

- Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year - the winners of this year's astrophotography competition

- Countdown to the James Webb Telescope - looking ahead to the 2018 launch of the space telescope

- Into the Darkness - our light pollution-graded observing tour

- Launching the Space Economy - how can we access the minerals and resources that exist in space?

- Reviews: Explore Scientific AR152 doublet achromat refractor; ZWO ASI224MC-Cool colour camera; Pulsar 2.2m home observatory

- Access the Bonus Content for our interview with former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, and a classic Sky at Night from 1973 in which Patrick Moore explores the Moon illusion

Plus, October's Virtual Planetariumdeep-sky tour chart, binocular tourobserving forms and Hotshots and Eye On The Sky picture galleries.

- How to use this month's free planisphere in The Guide

- How to install and set up an EQ6 wedge

- Image processing - the Sword of Orion

- 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 Ceres at opposition, observing Mercury and the disappearing Hyades

- 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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- What I Really Want To Know Is - what's the cause of Mars's mystery streaks?

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