What is Amateur Astronomy Magazine About?
Over the course of the past 20 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 #81 will be mailed January 08. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery
In The Current Issue # 81 (Winter 2014)
Our Cover Story: See Wally Pacholka's beautiful photography and find out about his transition from being an accountant to being a profession landscape astrophotographer with 43 APODs, 26 images in National Geographic and 15 in Time-Life, including 3 picture of the year. Our gallery features plenty more stunning images by Ivan Edar, Ben Adkison, Barry Riu and Bill Williams.
We have lots of observing articles in this issue: Looking South with Mel (Pheonix & Pegasus), Deep Sky Treasures (survey of Winter treats), Observing the Moon IV, Touring the Trumpler open clusters and Sunspots (solar observing). For our amateur telescope makers and scope tinkerers, we have an article on Sudiball design and an excellent article on how to get the optics in that old SCT tuned up like new. And for those who have wondered about how much more we see with two eyes, we have an well researched article on binocular summation.
And plenty more including Staurnton River star party, sketching, Cracker Barrel with Rod Mollise and a thought provoking article on Amateur Cosmology.