July 2013

The July 2013 issue of Sky at Night Magazine is out in the shops now!

Here’s what’s inside the 104-pages and coverdisc.

- 8 spectacular summer sights… From the Milky Way to the Belt of Venus, we show you how to make the most of the summer nights

- Exploring Europa's ocean… We delve beneath the icy crust of this Jovian moon to find out whether it really could support life.

- Art, science and Islam… Discover the lost age of astronomy, as revealed by rare museum pieces collected as mere trinkets.

- The Big Questions... Our mind-bending series returns with a seemingly simple query: what is light? Brace yourselves...

Dissecting the VLT – We look beyond the mirrors to find out how this top telescope array creates its magnificent images.

- Reviews: we review the Takahashi FC-76DS 3-inch doublet refractor, the ZWO ASI120MM monochrome camera and the Vixen Sphinx Deluxe 2 equatorial mount.

-  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 the crescent of Venus, sketch Saturn and observe the lunar crater Taruntius.

- The world’s biggest and best skyguide to what you can see in the night skies in February including the Deep-Sky Tour of deep sky objects in the November 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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