The Mysterious Lady on the Moon
Is the Moon Maiden on Cassini's famous 1679 Moon map an astronomer's secret declaration of love?
By Françoise Launay and William Sheehan
Binocular Showpieces for Light-Polluted Skies
Over a bright city or suburb, some sky sights shine through better than others.
By Hugh Bartlett
Autoguiding Simplified: The SG-4
A black box with one button and one switch. Can autoguiders really be this simple?
By Alan Dyer
Colors of Uranus and Neptune
Here are our annual sky charts for the outermost ice giants. And just what color are they, anyway?
By Alan MacRobert
BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE
Mars Under the Microscope
The largest telescope that ever launched on a planetary mission is revealing the very fabric of the Martian surface. Here are some additional photos that couldn't fit in the magazine.
By J. Kelly Beatty
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
Climbing toward the Stars
Astrophotography was just one highlight during a 10-day climb of Africa's tallest mountain.
By Shawn Quinn
Invitation to a Revival
Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt promises to return in a spectacular fashion.
By Thomas A. Dobbins
Quick Look: Carina Software's Sky-Fi
Connect planetarium sofware to your Go To scope with no annoying wires.
By Ade Ashford
Table of Contents
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