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 24 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.
In The Current Issue # 97 (Winter 2018) Digital version available 01/02/18. Print copies will be mailed the week of January 02 – Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery.
Our cover features this issue’s Star Person, Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn and one of her nightscape images. Kerry-Ann is a meteorologist in Canada who is also an avid astrophotographer and photographer.
We have lots of great content for our observers, imagers and Amateur Telescope Makers.
In This Issue:
Paying it Forward – thoughts about the remarkably generous amateur astronomy community
Observing and sketching the Large Magellanic Cloud
Imaging and observing NGC 6905
Fun With Asterisms
Deep Sky Hunting – Final Frontiers. Searching the Hubble Deep Fields with a large aperture telescope
2018 Star Party Calendar
Focus on the Moon
Deep Sky Treasures – observing Winter’s Grab Bag
Star People: Kerry Ann Lecky
Milky Way Chronicles – nightscape imaging
The McDonald 82″ Telescope: Victorian Elegance, 21st Century science
Fathom – meditations on observing our universe
Photoshop Techniques: Using the High Pass filter and the Selective Color tool
Deep Sky Target – Stephen’s Quintet
Gallery of Images by our subscribers
We have updated our 2018 Astronomical Event and Star Party Calendar for many notable events that have pinned down their dates at this point in time, so you can start to plan your astronomical vacations early.
“24 Years of Amateur Astronomy Magazine“
Available as a 2 DVD set.
Volume I contains issues 1 – 54
Volume II contains issues 55 – 96
Also available as a complete set of the entire 96 quarterly issues spanning 24 years