The October 2016 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine is in the shops now!
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 Planetarium, deep-sky tour chart, binocular tour, observing 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
– What I Really Want To Know Is – what’s the cause of Mars’s mystery streaks?