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Sky & Telescope June 2007

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Spectrum
Our Golden Opportunity By Richard Tresch Fienberg

Letters

News Notes
Postcards from Mars and Jupiter, The Big Bright Galaxy You've Never Seen, and more ...
Beyond the Printed Page: Phobos Transits Mars
Beyond the Printed Page: Transit of Luna

Mission Update
By Jonathan McDowell

75, 50 & 25 Years Ago
By Leif J. Robinson

Stellar Origins: From the Cold Depths of Space
Close scrutiny of low-mass stars and their birthplaces is shedding new light on how our own star formed. By Debra Shepherd

From Here to Eternity: The Fate of the Sun and the Earth
In a little more than a billion years, the oceans will boil away and Earth will be roasted bare. Later, things turn really ugly. By Gregory P. Laughlin

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Rambling Through the Skies: Public Astronomy
An ancient lakeshore alignment was grounds for solstice celebration. By E. C. Krupp

Northern Hemisphere's Sky
New Facts About Old Friends By Fred Schaaf

Northern Binocular Highlight
A Trio of Boötes Duos By Gary Seronik

Southern Binocular Highlight
The Coalsack Nebula By Les Dalrymple

Southern Hemisphere's Sky
Constellations Big and Small By Greg Bryant

Sun, Moon, and Planets
Watch Saturn March on Venus By Fred Schaaf

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Exploring the Moon
Serene Mysteries By Charles A. Wood

Celestial Calendar
The Crescent Moon Occults Regulus By Alan MacRobert

Celestial Calendar
Vesta Shines Its Brightest in 18 Years By Greg Bryant

Deep-Sky Wonders
Where Virgo Walks By Sue French

S&T Test Report: Apogee's Alta U9000 CCD Camera
If you think size matters, then you've likely taken note of Apogee's new large-format CCD camera. But we found far more to be excited about than just the biggest chip yet to appear in a camera aimed at high-end astrophotographers.
Beyond the Printed Page: Images from Apogee's Alta U9000 CCD Camera By Dennis di Cicco

New Product Showcase
Big Mak, Affordable Oculars, and more ...

Books & Beyond
Three Views on the Cosmos, Cellarius's Celestial Inheritance, and more ...

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Astronomy Online
The World of Widgets By Stuart J. Goldman

Star Trails
Under Adirondack Skies By David H. Levy

Event Calendar

Amateur Telescope Making
Build a Tracking Platform for Your Camera By Gary Seronik

Astrophotography
Comets Enter the Digital Age By Sean Walker

Hobby Q&A
Should I keep my lens cap on or off while my telescope warms up after a really cold night out? and more ...

Gallery
Astrophotos from Our Readers

Index to Advertisers

Focal Point
Astronomy in Popular Culture
Beyond the Printed Page: Answers to the Quiz By Andrew Fraknoi