The September 2016 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine is in the shops now!
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 Planetarium, deep-sky tour chart, binocular tour, observing forms and Hotshots and Eye On The Sky picture galleries.
– Understanding comets in The Guide
– How to build an advanced accessories case
– Image processing – editing 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
– What I Really Want To Know Is – why are some black hole jets so strong?