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Australian Sky & Telescope Aug/Sep 2019

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Australian Sky & Telescope Aug/Sep 2019
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Australia's magazine for amateur astronomers
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  • We came in peace — Begun as the ultimate Cold War race between the world’s two superpowers, the Apollo project came to symbolise our endless desire to explore.
  • Living under a red sun — Life on worlds orbiting the smallest, most common stars would have to cope with environments vastly different to our own.
  • Your lunar travel guide — Kick-start your lunar observing with this easy guide to all the main features on our neighbouring world.
  • Governing the planets — This year marks the 400th anniversary of Kepler’s Third Law of Planetary Motion. We look back at its legacy and the understanding it brought to the world.
  • Sky celebration — We present the winning images from the Astronomical Society of NSW’s annual astrophotography competition.
  • Orange is the new red — The conventional wisdom of using red at night needs to be revisited.
  • Big scopes — The biggest Australian gathering of the biggest amateur telescopes.


  • Binocular highlight — Explore life on the edge of the ‘great Rift’
  • Under the stars — Celebrating the colours of the stars
  • The Moon — How old is that crater?
  • Planets — The planets are playing hide and seek
  • Meteors — See some hot fireballs on these cold nights
  • Variable stars — R Aquarii, the focus of attention
  • Comets — They don’t make sungrazing comets like these anymore
  • Deep sky — Delve into the nebulae of Ophiuchus
  • Outer limits — Get set for lunar occultations of Saturn


  • Lunar imaging — Taking images of the Moon can be as simple and easy as you want it to be.
  • Test report — Putting Lumicon’s new OIII filter throught it’s paces
  • Astronomer’s workbench — Amazing homebuilt binocular telescopes
  • Night life — events and activities for astronomy enthusiasts

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