September 2015

SKY AT NIGHT Sept 2015

The September 2015 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine is out in the shops now!

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Here’s what’s inside the 108 pages.

– We uncover astronomy’s greatest myths
The Science of Cygnus – understanding the secrets behind this fascinating constellation
Sketching the Moon – how to capture the exquisite intricacies of one of the night sky’s most glorious sights
The dancing lights of distant worlds – exploring the aurorae of other planets
– The space robotics that might one day enable us to ‘feel’ our way around the Universe
– Reviews: the Sky-Watcher SkyMax 180 Pro Maksutov-Cassegrain, Fornax Mounts LighTrack II mobile tracking mount and the ZWO ASI034MC colour USB 2.0 camera
– Access the bonus content for our Rosetta special, our Rosetta gallery and videos and listen to Mark bentley, principal investigator on the spacecraft’s MIDAS instrument, explain the story of the mission so far and where it’s headed.
Plus! Watch July’s BBC Sky at Night hour-long New Horizons spectacular, view the deep sky tour chart, read get started guides, print out observing forms, watch astronomy videos and view the Hotshots and Eye On The Sky picture galleries
– Explore the inequality of equinoxes in The Guide
– How to study ionospheric disturbances
– Image processing – removing unsightly sky glow
– 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 September Sky Guide featuring the total lunar eclipse, an all-sky chart, a deep-sky tour and more…
– 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