What is Amateur Astronomy Magazine About?
Over the course of the past 20 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 #80 was mailed October 03. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery
In The Current Issue # 80 (Fall 2013)
Creative Decisions in Astrophotography : John Davis covers ideas to plan the composition of your images to improve their viewability. John and several others shared similiar ideas at the Celestron Perspectives on Imaging conference covered in a seperate article. Using several Canon DSLRs, I chronicled the Perseid Meteor shower. The article details the particulars, and you can view the resultant time lapse video at this link https://vimeo.com/astrofx/videos
We have lots of observing articles in this issue: Looking South with Mel (Ophiuchus & Aquarius), Survey of M31 Globular Clusters, Deep Sky Treasures (Perseus), Tidal Interacting Galaxies, Observing the Moon III, and Sunspots. Well known amateur sketcher Erika Rix is our guest "Star Person" and Master optical engineer Mike Lockwood presents a comprehensive article with a title that says it all. "Why Aren't My Stars Round" should help anyone trouble shoot their optics.
Our gallery covers some beautiful deep sky images.