Here’s what you’ll find in the November 2019 issue of Australian Sky & Telescope magazine — on sale October 24 at your local newsagent, or you can subscribe to the print or digital edition.
- Mapping the Milky Way — Recent years have seen tremendous strides in unravelling the galaxy’s spiral arms, and the next decade promises the best maps ever made of our celestial home.
- Cosmic mariners — Astronomers are charting the vastness of space by tracking the currents in which galaxies swim.
- Seeing stars — By linking arrays of telescopes together, scientists are revealing the long-hidden visages of faraway suns.
- The path to totality — Enthusiasts are preparing their travel itineraries for the 2020 total solar eclipse in South America.
- Spotlight on a Seyfert — Join the author as he takes a close look at one of the nearest and brightest Seyfert galaxies through a 1.2-metre telescope.
- Amateur research — The Edward Corbould Research Fund is helping amateurs do real science.
- Astrophotography — Demystifying image calibration.
OBSERVING & EXPLORING:
- Binocular highlight — Learning the sky with binoculars
- Under the stars — See ‘eternity’ in the sky tonight
- Planets — Get ready for a planetary triple treat
- Meteors — Don’t miss the Puppid-Velids meteor shower
- Variable stars — Christmas comets, good and bad
- Comets — Hunt a star in Orion, the Hunter
- Deep sky — Visit the dark clouds of Taurus
- Solar System — Using Neptune to monitor the Sun
- The Sun — A transit of Mercury and a solar eclipse
- Test report —Celestron’s RASA 8 Schmidt Astrograph
- Astronomer’s workbench — A clever parallelogram bino mount
- Night life — events and activities for astronomy enthusiasts
…and much more.