Coming up in the Sep/Oct 2021 issue of Australian Sky & Telescope magazine — on sale August 5.

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  • Dark constellations — When you look up, do you see the stars or the dark patches between them? Many long-lived cultures have drawn patterns in the sky not with brightness but with darkness.
  • Star sleuths — Read how a professional astronomer and an amateur astronomer teamed up to study one of our galaxy’s weirdest stars.
  • Buying binoculars — A pair of binoculars has always been considered one of the best ways to get into astronomy. We road test the latest hi-tech versions on the market today.
  • Deep sky — Planning your night’s (or month’s or year’s!) observations has never been easier thanks to software. We check out the new Deep Sky Planner 8.

Plus: What’s in the sky tonight, all the latest Australasian and global news in astronomy and space science, telescope and astrophotography tips and so much more.

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