Sky & Telescope April 2008

FEATURED ARTICLES

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Tomorrow's Monster Telescopes
The next generation of enormous observatories is about to leave the drawing board and become reality.
By Jonathan Lowe

Savor Saturn in 2008
Your scope may show more on the ringed planet, now the "star" of the evening sky, than you realize.
By Alan MacRobert

Parched Planet
Venus is nearly Earth's twin in size and mass, So why is it utterly dry?
By Donald F. Robertson

BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE

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The Challenge of Adaptive Optics
Adaptive-optics systems aim to improve the resolution of astronomical observations by compensating for the effects of air turbulence.
By Stuart J. Goldman

Table of Largest Optical Telescopes
The biggest eyes to the sky since the 200-inch scope at Palomar.
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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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Quick Look: Nikon's D300 Digital SLR
Is this the best Nikon yet for astrophotography?
By Dennis di Cicco

Suburban Star-Hop
Big Bear Pair
By Ken Hewitt-White

Exploring the Moon
The Big (Basin) Picture
By Charles A. Wood

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