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 #85 will be mailed January 6th. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Electronic subscriptions are now available.

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In The Current Issue # 85 (Winter 2015 )

Cover85Our Cover: Tony Hallas goes deep on this image of the Deerlick Group. His feature article details his internal peltier cooling modification of a Celestron Edge HD 1400 . You have to see the amazing results he is getting. Scott Rosen delivers part III of his "Widefield Astrophotography" article. Scott takes us further down the rabbit hole with an introducton to narroband imaging with a DSLR.

We have lots of observing articles: "Seeing Deep", Deep Sky Treasures", "On The Moon", "Sunspots", and "Looking South". We also cover two great Star Parties; The Winter Star Party and the Oregon Star Party. Check out the site, the folks and the amazing array of telescopes.

Our Star Person this issue is Ajay Talwar. Ajay does some incredible nightscape and star trail photography using some iconic backdrops for drama. We review both the Celestron Evolution and the 100mm SkyWatcher Esprit. Two very differant scopes with some unique features.. We have full coverage of the Southwest Astrophotography conference in Tucson and the Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo. Both were exceptional events..

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