Sky & Telescope June 2013

FEATURED ARTICLES

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Star-Shredding Black Holes
Dormant black holes turn into ravenous beasts when renegade stars wake them from their slumber.
By Suvi Gezari

The Chelyabinsk Super-Meteor
Scientists are piecing together the story of the largest asteroid impact with Earth since 1908.
By Daniel D. Durda

The Story of Einstein's Telescope
A telescope made specifically for the iconic physicist was long forgotten, but it has recently been brought back to life.
By Eden Orion

The Determined Observer's Guide to M101
Few galaxies show as much detail as this dim, gigantic spiral does when viewed under dark skies.
By Howard Banich

Image Processing with CCDStack2
Improve your deep-sky images with this innovative program.
By Bob Fera

BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE

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Star-Shredders in Action
Watch what happens when a supermassive black hole rips an unlucky star apart.
By Monica Young

Roundup for Russian Meteor
The meteoroid that exploded over Russia this past February won't be forgotten anytime soon.
By The Editors of Sky & Telescope

Einstein's Telescope: A Gallery
View a gallery of images of the historic telescope that belonged to science's most iconic figure.
By Robert Naeye

Color Balance with eXcalibrator
Follow step-by-step instructions for beautifully balanced images.
By Bob Fera

Lunar Librations
Librations and other lunar data for June 2013
By Sean Walker

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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Mercury Dances with Venus
The innermost planets appear together in twilight for most of June.
By Fred Schaaf

Sighting the Solstice
Can you track the sunset point as well as your prehistoric ancestors did?
By Alan MacRobert

The First Plowman
Boötes is home to one globular cluster and many great galaxies.
By Sue French

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