September 2016

Sky at night Sept 2016

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

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Inside this month’s issue:

Long Nights Beckon – get prepared for the new season with our guide to what to see and optimising your setup

Late Summer Deep-Sky Delights – 10 of the great summer sights that persist into the darker nights

The Radio Giant – China’s new 500m FAST telescope

The Debris Dilemma – clearing space of the materials left behind by humans

To Boldly (Touch and) Go – the OSIRIS REX mission to return a piece of asteroid to Earth

Tricks of the Trade – a beginner’s guide to astrophotography

Reviews: PrimaLuceLab AIRY APO120 refractor; Celestron Skyris 236C Solar System camera; QHYCCD PoleMaster electronic polarscope

– Access the Bonus Content for our interview with ESA’s Matt Taylor, who is preparing for the end of the Rosetta mission

Plus, July’s The Sky at Night episode, August’s Virtual Planetariumdeep-sky tour chart, binocular tourobserving forms and Hotshots and Eye On The Sky picture galleries.

Understanding comets in The Guide

– How to build an advanced accessories case

Image processingediting aurora images

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 Harvest Moon eclipse and the daylight occultation of Jupiter

– 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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