Over the Years...
Here is a sampling of what you have missed in our back issues: The stack of magazines now reaches over 6" high and contains thousands of pages and photographs and articles, all on your favorite subjects. For a complete list of the first 40 issues, check out our index of back issues.
One of the most interesting aspects of AA is the opportunity to learn more about other amateur astronomers. Robert Reeves has written Star People, a column providing behind the scenes looks at what makes astronomers tick. Featured are not only well known astronomers, but many feature columns about regular everyday observers who have contributed to the hobby.
If you have ever entertained the idea of your own observatory, then these articles will fill you full of ideas! Jack Newton's first observatory was visited by AA, and recently we visited his new Astronomy Bed and
Breakfast in Canada, as well as his CCD Imaging school in Florida. In The House of Obsessions, Dave Kriege wrote an excellent article on building a very large roll-off roof building. Al George's 15" refractor
was featured in one article, and Dick Aduci wrote about building, and then rebuilding the Eagle Observatory. Ron Parmentier's 30" cassegrain was featured also, and Tim Hunter wrote an excellent two-part article called Your Own Observatory - The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.
AA has run many excellent, timeless, observing articles. Susan French has written a couple of great articles, including Gems of the Camel-Leopard and Autumn's Number One Deep Sky Objects. Steve Coe has a regular column called What's Up, and also wrote a great article entitled The Abell Clusters. Brian Skiff wrote one called Upcoming Star Catalogs. Everyone loves observing lists, and we have had quite a few. Three of the largest were Vic Menard's excellent works, The Southern Sky Challenge and The Best of the Herschel 400, and The Menard 400 (The 400 Finest Deep Sky Objects in the Night Sky.)
Over the Years...
Here is a sampling of what you have missed in our back issues: The stack of magazines now reaches over 6" high and contains thousands of pages and photographs and articles, all on your favorite subjects.
Amateur Astronomy has run many articles on imaging. Film, webcams, digital SLRs, CCDs, you name it, we have tips on how to get started and get the most out of your chosen venue for capturing your favorite targets and events. Noted astrophotographers Jack Newton, Bill Williams, Tony Hallas and Robert Reeves and many others have contributed articles on gathering photons as well as processing.