Coming up in the Sep/Oct issue of Australian Sky & Telescope magazine — on sale on August 13.

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  • New missions head to Mars — Three spacecraft are due to launch toward the Red Planet mid-year, each of them with distinct mission objectives.
  • Catch a moving comet — Photographing these icy visitors often requires a special approach. We share all the best tips and tricks.
  • Jupiter’s tempestuous moon — Giant eruptions and vast lava fields cover Jupiter’s moon Io, making it the volcanic Rosetta Stone of the Solar System.
  • Tourist’s guide to Sagittarius — Use our in-depth guide to roam the star lanes and deep sky fields of Sagittarius and neighbouring constellations.

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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