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Techniques in Astrophotography

For many, looking through the eyepiece is where a personal connection with the Universe is made, as you witness the light of stars, nebulae and galaxies many light years away. A natural step up is to want to capture those views as real images, and this can be achieved with simply a digital camera on a tripod, to the best CCD cameras. In this month's Focus, Neil English starts us off with a simple tutorial on capturing the Milky Way with a camera on a tripod. Then we move on to Ian Morison's guide of how to the image the Moon by pointing a camera through the eye piece of a telescope. Nick Howes then steps in with remote imaging - accessing telescopes all around the world - for those inevitably cloudy nights. Then, for the CCD imagers, Nik Szymanek demonstrates how to create a multi-pane mosaic of large galaxies or nebulae, and Nick Howes rounds off with imaging with the same style filters as the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Urban observing• Sixpenny all the richer• Meteorwatch 2010• Northern lights, astronomers' delight• Distant horizons • A galaxy under attack


Urban observing
Star-gazing from the city and frustrated by the light pollution? Don't worry, Bob Mizon shows you that there are still interesting deep sky objects for you to track down from the suburbs.


Sixpenny all the richer
Emily Baldwin's first star party experience turned out to be a positive one, as she reports back from the Salisbury Star Party.



Meteorwatch 2010
An Internet phenomenon, the Twitter Perseid Meteorwatch was back this August for another bout of meteor sightings and cyberspace participation, but not without some last minute drama.



Northern lights, astronomers' delight
A burst of solar activity caused the skies of Scotland and northern England to glow with the eerie green of the northern lights. Keith Cooper finds out how you can track the aurora down.



Distant horizons
On its way to Pluto, NASA's New Horizons space probe took a look back at the Solar System. David Powell finds out why, and considers our 'pale blue dot'.



A galaxy under attack
A stunning new Hubble image of a face-on spiral being twisted this way and that by its near neighbour.

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News Update • Your Views • Key Moments • Drawn to the Universe • The Night Sky • In the Shops • Tech Talk • Astrolistings • Ask Alan • Picture Gallery • Classifieds • Gearheads • Starting from Scratch • Talking Point • Grassroots astronomy •

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2010 Yearbook
Our latest 132-page Astronomy Now special edition is an extravaganza of astronomy for the year ahead, with a complete 30-page guide to observing the planets, moon, meteor showers, two solar eclipses, and the deep sky in 2010.
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Hubble Reborn
Hubble Reborn takes the reader on a journey through the Universe with spectacular full-colour pictures of galaxies, nebulae, planets and stars as seen through Hubble's eyes, along the way telling the dramatic story of the space telescope, including interviews with key scientists and astronauts.
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3D Universe
Witness the most awesome sights of the Universe as they were meant to be seen in this 100-page extravaganza of planets, galaxies and star-scapes, all in 3D!
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Infinity Rising
This special publication features the photography of British astro-imager Nik Szymanek and covers a range of photographic methods from basic to advanced. Beautiful pictures of the night sky can be obtained with a simple camera and tripod before tackling more difficult projects, such as guided astrophotography through the telescope and CCD imaging.
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Starry Night
Explore the Universe with these new versions of the award-winning Starry Night Software. Available now from the Astronomy Now Store.
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Exploring Mars
Astronomy Now is pleased to announce the publication of Exploring Mars. The very best images of Mars taken by orbiting spacecraft and NASA's Spirit and Opportunity rovers fill up the 98 glossy pages of this special edition!
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Mars rover poster
This new poster features some of the best pictures from NASA's amazing Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity.
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