This month’s features:
– Free mini mag – get ready for the new season
– Dawn’s Sunset – NASA’s mission to the asteroid belt is about to end. What have we learned?
– Colours of the Cosmos – how to strike the right balance when imaging stars
– Music of the Spheres – Holst’s The Planets turns 100. What inspired its compostion?
– Imaging the Ice Giants – how to take photos of Uranus and Neptune
– Dark Sky Portugal – the country’s most beautiful and idyllic locations for stargazing
Omegon ProDob N 203/1200 telescope
Sky-Watcher EQM-35 Pro Go-To mount
ZWO ASI094MC Pro cooled, full-frame camera
Online Bonus Content
We speak to astronomer Scott Sheppard, who led the team that discovered new moons around Jupiter
Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in which Chris visits Australia’s Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory to learn about the beginnings of the Universe
Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel guide us through September’s night skies in the Virtual Planetarium.
Also this month
Making sense of the celestial coordinate systems
How to build a working model of the Sun, Earth and the Moon
Image processing – creating a shot of Mercury orbiting the Sun
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 Mars at perihelion, Comet 46P/Wirtanen and Saturn’s moons.
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