September 2017

Sky at Night September 2017

This month’s features:

Wild Astronomy – how to have an astro adventure in remote rural locations

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Diving into the Depths – looking back at the highlights of the Cassini mission

Buzz Aldrin – the moonwalker on his ambitions to get humans to Mars

40 Years of Voyager – celebrating four decades of humanity’s landmark exploratory mission

The Right Stuff – a first look at BBC Two’s new astronaut training show

Equipment reviews

PrimaLuceLab Airy APO 65F apochromatic refractor

iOptron SkyGuider Pro tracking mount

QHYCCD QHY367C CMOS colour camera

Online Bonus Content

Maggie and Chris explore the outer regions of the Solar System in The Sky at Night

We speak to NASA scientist Mark Hofstadter about his proposed mission to return to Uranus and Neptune

Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel guide us through September’s night skies in the Virtual Planetarium.

Download a PDF chapter of The Planet Factory, a new book on the hunt for exoplanets by Elizabeth Tasker

Also this month

Getting to grips with altaz mounts in The Guide

How to build a rolling telescope platform

Image processingElevate your solar eclipse astrophotos

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 Venus and M44, and Mercury meeting Mars.

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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