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 Australian Sky & Telescope magazine

November/December 2016 issue – out now!


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Inside the November/December 2016 issue – on sale now:


Our new neighbour – Astronomers have discovered a planet in the habitable zone of the closest star to the Sun.

Pluto’s amazing story – This distant world bristles with geologic diversity unmatched in the outer Solar System.

Observing through a truly large telescope – Enjoying a memorable night of observing through what was once the world’s largest telescope.

Great southern star – New theories and observations are helping astronomers solve the mystery of Eta Carinae’s 19th-century explosion.

Find your Dawes Limit – The famous resolving-power rule may not apply to you. Try these double stars to find out.


Binocular highlight — Star city of the deep south

Tonight’s sky — Avian constellations of the deep south

Planets — Three planets compete for the twilight limelight

Meteors — Don't miss the Puppid-Velid meteors

Double star notes — Doubles in the constellation Fornax

Variable stars — a deep red star to observe

Comets — A New Year’s Eve comet to spot

Going deep — How to catch a galaxy

Exploring the Moon — Twin lunar basins with a twist


Astrophotography – Learn to do lanetary image processing with Autostakkert! software

Test report – We put iOptron’s iPANO AllView Pro mount to the test

Astronomer’s workbench – Make your own collimator; it's easy!

...and much more.


 Australian Sky & Telescope is the Australian astronomy magazine that brings you throughout the year:

  •  Observing guides for the night sky
  •  Renowned test reviews on astronomy equipment
  •  Reports on what amateurs around the country are doing
  •  The finest astronomy features and news coverage
  •  Inspiring astrophotos from our readers

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2017 Astronomy Calendar – get yours now!

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 2017 Astronomy Yearbook

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Australian Sky & Telescope magazine is available in digital format for you to read on your computer or tablet. The November/December 2016 issue is now out, plus all back issues from the start of 2011 are also available. To subscribe, visit Australian Sky & Telescope's page on the Zinio website.


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