BBC Sky at Night (May 2016)

BBC Sky at Night (May 2016)

Language: English

Pages: 110


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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.

Stars: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy

Horizons: Exploring the Universe (12th Edition)

Observing Meteors, Comets, Supernovae and other Transient Phenomena (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

Planetary Systems: Detection, Formation and Habitability of Extrasolar Planets (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)


















The ISS ahead of the astronaut’s return to Earth on 18 June. Page 43 The more we know about what you like, the better placed we are to bring you the best magazine possible. So we’d like to invite you to join our online reader panel ‘Insiders’. Just log on to www.immediateinsiders. com/register to fill out the short registration survey and we’ll be in touch from time to time to ask for your opinions on the magazine and other relevant issues. Chris Bramley Editor PS Next issue goes on sale 23.

Your iPad, now with bonus video and extra images Follow @skyatnightmag to keep up with the latest space stories and tell us what you think 2016 04 In the magazine NEW TO ASTRONOMY? See The Guide on page 80 and our online glossary at REGULARS 06 EYE ON THE SKY The best images from pro observatories. 11 BULLETIN C The latest space and astronomy news. 19 WHAT’S ON 21 A PASSION FOR SPACE With The Sky at Night co-presenter Maggie.

Magazine delivered direct to your device Simply tap the logo below to subscribe and save Sky at Night MAGAZINE 28 Hotshots This month’s pick of your very best astrophotos TAP HERE for more stunning photos PHOTO OF THE MONTH S Orion mosaic PAUL C SWIFT, VALENCIA, SPAIN, 20 FEBRUARY 2016 Paul says: “I set out to produce a portrait of the Orion Nebula, including the space bridging it and the Horsehead Nebula. My aim was to use the benefits of fast optics in combination with a long narrowband.

Carl Murray of Queen Mary University of London. “But during the final orbits we should be able to do that on a regular basis.” One target Murray hopes to see in detail in the coming months is one of Saturn’s most enigmatic The F ring’s dynamism is revealed in this image; the moon Prometheus can be seen in the top left, creating gores and streamers in the ring as it passes UNCOVERING TITAN Huygens gave us our first glimpse below the moon’s clouds As Cassini dipped below the haze, it returned the.

Time the sky starts to darken. The best time to catch it is at the start of the month, when it will appear at its brightest and largest when viewed through a telescope. Catch Jupiter on a night of good seeing and the views can be sublime. The main belts and zones are fairly easy to pick out but patient concentration will allow the finer details to become apparent. The famous Great Red Spot is a long lasting anti-cyclonic storm that, when it’s on the Earth-facing side of Jupiter can be seen.

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