BBC Sky at Night

BBC Sky at Night November 2018

Sky at Night magazine is your practical guide to astronomy. Each issue features the world’s biggest and best night sky guide complete with star charts, observing tutorials and in-depth equipment reviews to ensure that amateur astronomers never miss those must-see events.

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this month’s contributors include...

Paul Abel Visual observer Paul is the inaugural writer of our new Field of View column, a forum for amateur astronomers to air their views. Page 25 Sandra Kropa Space writer Sandra had to consider some big issues while reviewing the Astronomer Royal’s new book On The Future for us. Page 102 Mary McIntyre Astrophotographer In a double-whammy of articles Mary reveals both how to take great star trail photos and how to process them too. Pages 82 and 84 Iain Todd Staff writer Eye On The Sky host Iain has also curated all our great-looking 10th anniversary IIAPY coverage for this issue. Page 6…

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As images of the night sky go, they don’t get any better than those you’ll find on page 40 this month, where we present the winners of the 2018 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. This year marks the contest’s 10th anniversary and there’s a special retrospective of a decade of award-winning astro images on page 6. There’s an undeniable beauty in all the targets pictured and our mini mag, free with this month’s issue, will help you to take great photos. Starting off with smartphones we show you how to take your first steps in snapping the night sky, moving onto taking better quality images with a DSLR camera, before introducing the specialist kit and techniques that will take your astrophotography further. Turn to the centre of the…

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sky at night lots of ways to enjoy the night sky...

TELEVISION Find out what The Sky at Night team will be exploring in this month’s episode on page 17 ONLINE Visit our website for reviews, competitions, astrophotos, observing guides and our forum FACEBOOK All the details of our latest issue, plus news from the magazine and updates to our website PODCAST Listen to the BBC Sky at Night Magazine team and guests discuss the latest astro news iPHONE/iPAD Get each month’s issue on your iPad or iPhone, now with bonus image galleries eNEWSLETTER Subscribe for the best targets to observe each week, delivered to your inbox: bit.ly/sky-enews…

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november’s bonus content

HOW TO FIND IT Visit www.skyatnightmagazine.com/bonuscontent, select November’s Bonus Content from the list and enter the authorisation code M9DL8S8 when prompted November highlights INTERVIEW: The future of humanity This month we are in conversation with the Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees. The distinguished astrophysicist discusses the challenges facing our planet, the prospects for space exploration and the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence. Excerpts from the latest astro books Read about a pioneer from the 1960s ‘Women in Space’ programme and the future of artificial intelligence. The Sky at Night : Expedition Asteroid The team looks at the new space missions attempting to collect asteroid samples and return them to Earth for study. IIAPY: the winning astrophotos revealed View the 31 top images from the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 competition. And much more… Z Hotshots gallery Z Eye on the sky Z ([WUD…

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insight investment astronomy photographer of the year the winners

2009 – Category: Deep Space Horsehead Nebula (IC 434) Martin Pugh (UK), Dudley, 16 March 2009 Equipment: SBIG STL11000 CCD camera, RC Optical Systems 12.5-inch Ritchey-Chrétien, Software Bisque Paramount ME mount 2010 – Category: Earth and Space Blazing Bristlecone Tom Lowe (US), Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California, US, August 2009 Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera, Canon EF 16-35mm lens 2011 – Category: Our Solar System Jupiter with Io and Ganymede Damian Peach (UK), Marley Vale, Saint Philip, Barbados, 12 September 2010 Equipment: Point Grey Flea3 mono CCD camera, Celestron EdgeHD 14 Schmidt-Cassegrain 2012 – Category: Deep Space M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy Martin Pugh (UK), Sierra Nevada, US, 19 June 2012 Equipment: Apogee U16M CCD camera, PlaneWave 17-inch CDK astrograph, Software Bisque Paramount ME mount 2013 – Category: Earth and Space Guiding Light to the Stars Mark Gee (Australia), Wairarapa, New Zealand, 8 June 2013 Equipment: Canon…