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Sky & Telescope October 2007

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Spectrum
Back to the Future By Richard Tresch Fienberg
Beyond the Printed Page: Your Thoughts About S&T's New Look

Letters

On the Web

Skyscape
The Hercules Cluster of Galaxies By Tony Hallas

News Notes

Mission Update
By Jonathan McDowell

50 & 25 Years Ago
By Leif J. Robinson

The Hunt for the Missing Dwarf Galaxies
Minigalaxies of dark matter ought to be everywhere, says the best theory of how the universe came to be. By Robert Naeye

Taking Science Back to the Moon
It turns out that the lunar surface is a good place to conduct astrophysics research. By Ray Villard

Project Moonwatch: Satellite Tracking at the Dawn of the Space Age
When Sputnik 1 roared into orbit and into history, amateur astronomers proved they had the "right stuff." By Christine Pulliam
Beyond the Printed Page: Remembering "Project Moonwatch"

S&T Test Report: A New Planetary Camera
The Imaging Source's DMK 21AF04.AS monochrome webcam is tailor-made for capturing sharp images of the Sun, Moon, and planets. By Sean Walker

S&T Test Report: A Triple-Digit Field of View
Tele Vue's 13-mm Ethos eyepiece, with a 100° apparent field of view, is poised to revolutionize deep-sky observing, as the first Nagler eyepiece did 26 years ago. By Dennis di Cicco

New Product Showcase

Books & Beyond

Astronomy Online
Two Nighttime Helpers By Stuart Goldman

Rambling Through the Skies
Down to Earth By E. C. Krupp

October 2007 Sky at a Glance

Northern Hemisphere's Sky
Stars, Stars, Stars By Fred Schaaf

Binocular Highlight
IC 1396 in Cepheus By Gary Seronik

Suburban Star-Hop
A Tale of Two Globulars By Ken Hewitt-White

Southern Hemisphere's Sky
By Greg Bryant

Sun, Moon, and Planets
Two Planets Dance with Regulus By Fred Schaaf

Exploring the Moon
A Trio of Lunar Mysteries By Charles A. Wood

Celestial Calendar
Challenges at Uranus and Neptune By Sean Walker
Beyond the Printed Page: Uranus and Neptune Finder Charts

Celestial Calendar
Moon Amid the Pleiades By Alan MacRobert

Deep-Sky Wonders
Unsung Marvels in Cygnus By Sue French

Spotting Sputniks
Learn how to see dozens of Earth-orbiting spacecraft. By J. Kelly Beatty

Star Trails
Tales of Two Comets By David H. Levy

Event Calendar

How to Choose Binoculars for Stargazing
Portable and powerful, these indispensable tools for the amateur astronomer will bring more of the universe within reach. By Gary Seronik

Telescope Workshop
Telescope String Theory By Gary Seronik

Hobby Q&A

Revealing the Clouds of Venus
Our sister planet presents a constantly changing face to patient imagers. By Sean Walker

Gallery
Astrophotos from Our Readers

Index to Advertisers

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