Sky & Telescope Errata 2018

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The editors of Sky & Telescope make every effort to provide accurate information, but errors do sometimes slip through. We correct all mistakes online as well as printing corrections in the magazine. So if you see something questionable in the magazine, check to see if it's a known problem.

This article lists all known errors in issues of Sky & Telescope for 2018. See also the errata listings for previous years.

January 2018

Stellar interior (corrected)Page 26: The bottom panel in the illustration showing the evolution of stellar interiors has an incorrect label. "He→H" should be "He→C", as shown at right.

Page 49: The events listed in the table for the total lunar eclipse are given in standard (not daylight) time.

Page 49: Rayleigh scattering of sunlight by air molecules (not refraction) produces colorful sunrises and sunsets on Earth.

February 2018

Page 19: The discussion of returning a 2006 balloon-borne experiment to Earth should note that engineers had to send a second radio signal to separate the parachute from the payload (not the balloon) once it had landed.

Page 37: In the caption below the Periodic Table of Cosmic Origins, promethium should be identified as Pm (not Pc).

March 2018

Page 24: The 24°×24° field of view of the TESS cameras is equivalent to the area covered by nearly 2,100 (not 50) full Moons.

Page 53: The images of Venus (bottom caption) were obtained using a filter that transmitted wavelengths longer than (not at) 610 nm.

April 2018

Page 68: Due to a production error, the AARP ad was mistakenly glued onto an editorial page.

May 2018

Page 7: In 75, 50 & 25 Years Ago, it was Mr. Hughes, not Hodges, who lost the court case for ownership of the Willamette meteorite.

Page 25: Polaris is, of course, Alpha Ursae Minoris (correct in the table).

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