Sky & Telescope February 2008

FEATURED ARTICLES

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February's Ideal Eclipse of the Moon
A planet-studded total eclipse, and the last one until 2010, occurs high in a dark sky on February 20th.
By Alan MacRobert

The Astounding Comet Holmes
An obscure comet beyond Mars exploded into view last October, giving skygazers an unexpected treat.
By John E. Bortle

Swordplay in the South
The Orion Nebula is among this season's top deep-sky attractions.
By Ken Hewitt-White

BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE

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Chronicling Comet Holmes
You can view hundreds of images and read many observing reports about Comet Holmes right here.
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Exoplanets and the Amateur
For more information about the extrasolar planet transit search network, including transit predictions, visit transitsearch.org.
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Plan Your Star Parties
Keep up-to-date on the latest star parties and events in your neck of the woods (or submit your own event) with SkyandTelescope.com's Event Calendar.
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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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iOptron's Capable Cube
For surprisingly little money, you can get a well-functioning, portable, computerized drive on a sturdy stainless-steel tripod.
By Gary Seronik

Exploring the Moon
Rilles of mystery
By Charles A. Wood

Catching Crescent Moons in 2008
With planning, anyone can enjoy this heartwarming sight.
By Roger W. Sinnott

Table of Contents
See what else February's issue has to offer.