Sky & Telescope May 2012

FEATURED ARTICLES

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Saturn's Raging Superstorm
A mysterious Great White Spot erupted on Saturn in late 2010, the sixth such storm in recorded history.
By Agustín Sánchez-Lavega

Stars Above, Earth Below: Astronomy in National Parks
Renowned for their terrestrial beauty, U.S. national parks are among the best places to revel in the splendor of the night sky.
By Tyler Nordgren

The Remarkable Case of Comet Lovejoy
Against the odds, Comet Lovejoy survived its swing by the Sun and became one of the most spectacular comets of the past few decades.
By John E. Bortle

Planetary Imaging with Your DSLR Camera
Chances are you already own a great planetary camera, but didn't know it.
By Jerry Lodriguss

BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE

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Interview with Tyler Nordgren
Astronomer Tyler Nordgren chats with S&T editor in chief Robert Naeye about observing in national parks.
By Robert Naeye

National Parks Gallery
A peek at some of the spectacular astrophotos attainable in national parks' pristine conditions.
By Tyler Nordgren

Saturn's Raging Superstorm: Gallery
See more fantastic sights of the King of the Rings' epic storm.
By The Editors of Sky & Telescope

Lunar Librations
Librations and other lunar data for May 2012
By The Editors of Sky & Telescope

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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The Coma Galaxy Cluster
This ghostly swarm is fantastically rich and compact.
By Alan Whitman

The May 20th Annular Eclipse
Plan now what you'll be doing on this very special Sunday afternoon.
By Alan MacRobert

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