What is Amateur Astronomy Magazine About?
Over the course of the past 18 years, we have covered telescopes, large and small, amateur telescope making (ATM), mirror grinding, collimating tips, observing techniques, astronomical equipment reviews, home observatories, professional observatories, observing lists, profiles of amateur astronomers, star parties, dark sites, imaging tips and techniques, observing logs, astronomical travel logs, astronomy businesses and their owners, DIY astronomical projects, cosmology, science and astronomy outreach. In short,we are about all the things and people that make this hobby special. Issue #78 was mailed April 8 Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery
In The Current Issue # 78 (Spring 2013)
Astrophotography Lite : If you have never imaged the night sky, or are tired of lugging around hundreds of pounds of equipment. Learn how to capture the beauty of the night sky simply with ah DSLR and camera tripod. The image at left used a 40 second exposure with a Canon 60Da.Check out this time lapse video, which was assembled from data gathered at this year's Winter Star Party. The article will teach you how to assemble a time lapse like this and also automate star trails in Photoshop. Please check it out https://vimeo.com/63541858
Winter is waning and Spring is upon us. It is time to get out and do some observing and plan for this year's star parties. We have a star party calendar and you cna read about our last visit to the Peach State Star Gaze for inspiration. It was an excellent event with terrific weather and great compantionship under the stars. We have plenty of observing articles packed into this issue ranging form Peering into star nurseries, Down Under, Looking South, Deep Sky Treasures, Observing and Understanding the Moon, Sunspots and Sketching at the eyepiece.
Our gallery covers some beautiful DSLR images and Bill Williams capture of a recent supernova. We have much more in this issue, including Shorts, Star People, How to Astro Video, and more from Down Under.