April 2012

The April 2012 issue of Sky at Night Magazine is out in the shops tomorrow!

Here’s what’s inside the 108-pages and coverdisc.

- Take the spring sky tour… see 21 stunning deep sky objects before summer arrives

- 55 years of The Sky at Night…we look back at 55 glorious years and celebrate with Patrick Moore’s stargazing marathon  

- Image processing…part 4 of our image processing series – in this section find out how to create deep-sky images rich in colour   

- Patrick Moore explains why Venus continues to capture the imagination of observers  

- The first quasar – the fascinating story of how the Universe’s most powerful objects were discovered

- Apollo 16 – forty years on, we look back at the penultimate Moon landing in 1972  

- Stargazing skills – find out how to push your scope to the limit   

- Reviews: we review the Konus Digimax-130 in First Light and four astro-tracking mounts in our Group Test.

-  Watch an episode of The Sky at Night, print out our deep sky tour chart, read get started guides, print out observing forms to record your observations, watch astronomy videos and view your Hotshots pictures on the coverdisc.

- Guides covering how to capture an image of Saturn and its moons, sketch Messier 67 and observe the lunar sea Mare Humboldtianum.

- The world’s biggest and best skyguide to what you can see in the night skies in April including the Deep-Sky Tour of faint fuzzies in the April night skies.

- The monthly Bulletin pages which bring you up to date on all the latest astronomical news as well as Cutting Edge analysis articles which highlight brand new research. 

- Our Scope Doctor answers your technical kit questions.

- Interactive: your letters, tweets, forum posts and readers’ scopes

- Gear – a round up of the latest astronomical accessories

- What’s On listings – find out what astronomy events are on near you (also with astronomy related TV & radio listings.)

- Hotshots: this month's pick of your very best astrophotos

- Beautiful new images from space in Eye on the Sky.

- The latest astronomy books reviewed.

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