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Sky & Telescope November 2007

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Spectrum
Full-Moon Fever By Richard Tresch Fienberg

News Notes

It's Official: Eris Outweighs Pluto, Comet McNaught's Iron Tail, and more ...

Mission Update
By Jonathan McDowell

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

From Chaos to the Kuiper Belt
Billions of icy bodies beyond Neptune remind us that the early solar system was a frenzy of planet-building activity.By Mark Littmann
Beyond the Printed Page: Chaos in the Early Solar System

Roger Hayward: Forgotten Artist of Optics
Letters hidden in a box for decades reveal that this obscure architect and commercial artist was also one of the 20th century's most gifted optical designers. By Trudy E. Bell

Rambling Through the Skies: Green Cheese
Did some people really believe that the Moon was part of the food pyramid? By E. C. Krupp

Northern Hemisphere's Sky
Flights of Fancy By Fred Schaaf

Northern Binocular Highlight
Wild Duck Chase By Gary Seronik

Southern Binocular Highlight
Pretty Globular NGC 6541 By Les Dalrymple

Southern Hemisphere's Sky
Toward the South Celestial Pole By Greg Bryant

Sun, Moon, and Planets
Evening Star, Morning Star By Fred Schaaf

Exploring the Moon
Tempting Tranquillity By Charles A. Wood

Celestial Calendar
Earth to Hit Aurigid Meteors? By Joe Rao

Celestial Calendar
Chi Cygni Rises Again; Vesta Kisses Jupiter By Alan MacRobert

Deep-Sky Wonders
The Graceful Swan By Sue French

S&T Test Report: Next-Generation Video: Adirondack's StellaCam3
Leave your computer at home! This new camera instantly displays video images on any television monitor of everything from the Moon and planets to deep-sky objects. By Johnny Horne

New Product Showcase
The New "Q," Modular Oculars, Planet Imager, and more ...

Books & Beyond
Our Sky Romance, Arped and Ready, and more ...

Star Trails
A Second Look at Norman Davidson's Imagination By David H. Levy

 

Backyard Basics
Cosmic Perspectives By Phillip Kane
Beyond the Printed Page: More Useful Tables

Hobby Q&A
How can I see features on Venus in my telescope? Does the presence of the jet stream above my observing site cause good or bad seeing? and more ...

Gallery
Astrophotos from Our Readers

Focal Point

Maintaining Relevance By Thomas T. Watson