What is Amateur Astronomy Magazine About?

We are a printed forum of the activities relating to Amateur Astronomers around the world. Our magazine is written by amateur astronomers, for amateur astronomers.

Over the course of the past 21 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 #83 was mailed July 02. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Electronic subscriptions are now available.


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In The Current Issue # 83 (Summer 2014)Issue 83

Our Cover: Wide field Image of the area around Rho Ophuichus by Scott Rosen. Scott explains in his article why widefield astrophography is not just for beginners. The telescope on the cover is the newly released Celestron f/2.2 Rowe Ackerman astrograph. We have details on several new Celestron offerings, including the new Evolution line. We review the Stellarvue SVQ 100 and the Sky Watcher All View mount. Check out the time lapse we compiled using this versatile mount. We have embedded video in our new electronic version. We have plenty of articles on observing and another feature on Amateur Spectroscopy. Click here , on Summer 2014 above, or the cover image at left to see the preview video for a complete run down on this issue.

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