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Contents Listing For Back Issues Of Practical Astronomy Magazine

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Q4 2011 ISSUE – Oct-Dec 2011

DIY TELESCOPE – The Birth Of Longdrop

COMET GARRADD – Capturing A Time Lapse

SOLAR FLARE – M-Class Magnitude 9.3, August 2011

MASCONS – Masterpieces Of Complexity

AN APPEAL FOR HELP – From Southern India

READERS IMAGES

SKY VIEW – October To December 2011

OBSERVERS DELIGHTS – October To December 2011

Q3 2011 ISSUE – July-September

LUNAR OBSERVING – Discover The X On The Moon

DOUBLE STARS – Hunting For Sirius B

SHARING THE NIGHT SKY – University of the Philippines AstroSoc Sidewalk Astronomy

TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE – Media Event In India

ASTRONOMY RECIPE – Spica Chiplette

FORGOTTEN ASTRONOMER – Norman Pogson

RADIO ASTRONOMY – Report From Sweden

READER’S LETTER – Total Lunar Eclipse

READERS’ IMAGES AND REPORTS

SOLAR IMAGING – International Space Station Transit

SKY VIEW – July To September 2011 – Northern and Southern Hemispheres

OBSERVERS DELIGHTS – July To September 2011

Q2 2011 ISSUE – April-June

GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH – APRIL 2011

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY – HOW HARD CAN IT BE?

ASTRONOMICAL ARCHETYPES – TAURUS AND ORION

DIY PROJECT – THE PISTON AZ MOUNT

ASTRONOMY RECIPE – LIBRAN LASAGNE

ASTRONOMY – TWO WEIRD FACTS

READERS IMAGES

STAR TESTING – IMPROVING A SMALL REFLECTOR

ASTRO IMAGING COMPETITION

SKY VIEW – APRIL TO JUNE 2011

OBSERVERS DELIGHTS – APRIL TO JUNE 2011

SPECIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE ISSUE – February 2011

Reader’s images and reports of the January 2011 Total Solar Eclipse

JANUARY 2011

SOUTHERN SKIES – IS ASTRONOMY DISAPPEARING?
Let’s encourage southern hemisphere public awareness

AURIGA – SOME CHARIOTEER TREASURES
Lesser known objects in this northern constellation

ASTRONOMY PUZZLE
Solar System crossword – a first for this magazine!

SOLAR IMAGING HOW TO
Expert advice on having a productive session

OFF THE BEATEN PATH
Some less well imaged objects, waiting to be “shot”

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE JULY 2010
Images taken from El Calafate, Argentina

READERS’ IMAGES

SKY VIEW – JANUARY TO MARCH 2011
Night Sky maps for northern and southern hemispheres

OBSERVERS’ DELIGHTS
Special observing sights not to miss this quarter

JULY 2010

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE 2010
How to enjoy a free eclipse trip to Argentina

READERS’ IMAGE GALLERY
Your astronomical images

PRACTICAL CONSTELLATIONS
Moving on to Ursa Major

SKY VIEW – JULY 2010
Maps of the Night Sky – looking East, South, West, North

SOCIETY NEWS
News and events from your astro societies

OBSERVERS’ DELIGHTS
Special observing sights not to miss this month

JULY 2010 BONUS

Video simulation of the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on July 11th, as seen from El Calafate, Argentina (Created by Elvio Alanis)

JUNE 2010

LUNAR PROJECT
Measuring mountains on the Moon (from Earth)

READER’S TELESCOPE
London-made vintage refractor, now in Argentina

PRACTICAL CONSTELLATIONS
Dr Safadi wraps up Ursa Minor

READERS’ IMAGE GALLERY
Your astronomical images

SOLAR BURST 28 MARCH 2010
Radio and geomagnetometer report

SKY VIEW – JUNE 2010
Maps of the Night Sky – looking East, South, West, North

OBSERVERS’ DELIGHTS
Special observing sights not to miss this month

MAY 2010

PRACTICAL TIME TRAVEL
Looking into the past with astronomical observation

TELESCOPE CONTROL – FRICTION DRIVE
Developing a friction drive system for a large reflector

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE – METEORITES
The different types, plus a historical perspective

PRACTICAL CONSTELLATIONS
Mythology and astronomy of Ursa Minor and Major

GLOBAL REVIEW
A new look at the Moon

READERS’ IMAGE GALLERY
Your astronomical images

HOME OBSERVATORY PROJECT
Building a Pulsar 2.2m dome (Part 2)

SKY VIEW – MAY 2010
Maps of the Night Sky – looking East, South, West, North

OBSERVERS’ DELIGHTS
Special observing sights not to miss this month

APRIL 2010

COMPUTER CONTROL
DIY remote control focusing, plus (balcony) image capture

REMOTE TELESCOPE
Controlling the mount with last month’s crafty method

SOUTHERN WONDER
A tour of southern hemisphere constellation Carina

YOUR EVENTS COMING SOON
Advertise your non-commercial events here

NAKED EYE CHALLENGES
A trio of globular clusters (can you see them?)

RADIO SOLAR BURST REPORT
Storms hit the radio waves

SUPER SID AND JOVE NEWS FROM INDIA
Inauguration, observing and a broadcasting contract

SPRING NIGHT SKY GUIDE
Script for a guided observing session for beginners

READERS’ IMAGE GALLERY
Your astronomical images

PRACTICAL CONSTELLATIONS
Astronomy and mythology – this time, Ursa Minor

SKY VIEW – APRIL 2010
Maps of the Night Sky – looking East, South, West, North

OBSERVERS’ DELIGHTS
Special observing sights not to miss this month

APRIL 2010 BONUS ITEMS

Solar Burst Radio Report – Graphs

Extra Super SID Report Items

MARCH 2010

LOW COST ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY
Afocal imaging with a digital camera

LUNAR FEATURE TO OBSERVE
The “Moon Maiden”

READERS IMAGE GALLERY
Your astronomy photos and images

REMOTE TELESCOPE PROJECT (PART 1)
Control from afar (read part 2 in the Members’ Area)

ASTRONOMY RECIPE OF THE MONTH
Asterism chocolate truffles

BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO IMAGING (PART 2)
Hugh’s journey continues… this time, the Moon

SAGAS – AN INTRODUCTION
The Southern Area of Astronomical Societies

SKY VIEW – MARCH
Maps of the Night Sky – looking East, South, West, North

OBSERVERS’ DELIGHTS
Special observing sights not to miss this month

MARCH 2010

BONUS ITEM.. Part 2 of Terry Martin’s Remote Telescope Project

FEBRUARY 2010

AFRICA SCIENCE PROJECT
Building a planetarium in Ghana

ASTRONOMY HISTORY
The last 50 years, 1960 – 2010

OBSERVING SURVEY
What is the faintest object you can see?

READERS IMAGE GALLERY
Your astronomy photos and images

TELESCOPE INNOVATION
All-mirror TCT telescope from Romania

HOME OBSERVATORY
DIY assembly of a Pulsar 2.2m dome

ASTRONOMY RECIPE OF THE MONTH
Puppis pan-fried potato cakes

SKY VIEW – FEBRUARY
Maps of the Night Sky – looking East, South, West, North

OBSERVERS’ DELIGHTS
Special observing sights not to miss this month

JANUARY 2010

DSLR ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY – PART 2
The latest part of our guide to this powerful imaging technique. This time, it’s about accurate focussing.

DIY SPECTROSCOPY
Observing the Fraunhofer lines with a homemade spectroscope.

RADIO JOVE IN INDIA
Building a radio telescope and educating the public, as part of this NASA-backed project.

READERS IMAGE GALLERY
Your astronomy images

HOLIDAY SEASON ASTRONOMY GIFTS
Last minute gift ideas

ASTRONOMY RECIPE OF THE MONTH
Rigel Rigatoni – tasty vegetarian pasta

SKY VIEW – DECEMBER
Maps of the Night Sky – Looking East, South, West, North

OBSERVERS’ DELIGHTS
Special observing sights not to miss this month

DECEMBER 2009

BINOCULAR CHALLENGE – 12 OBJECTS IN 12 DAYS?
A collection of target objects, for the holiday period

RADIO, OPTICAL AND INFRARED OBSERVATORY
The multi-wavelength project of a reader in Sweden

DSLR ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY – PART 1
Practical guide to this powerful imaging technique

READERS IMAGE GALLERY
Your astronomy images

HOLIDAY SEASON: ASTRONOMY GIFT IDEAS
Some gift ideas for the astronomers in your life!

ASTRONOMY RECIPE OF THE MONTH
Sirius Pisces Oriental – a feisty fishy thing

INTERVIEW: SKYLIVE ROBOTIC TELESCOPE
Interview with a reader, who’s a member of this project

ASTRO IMAGING: A START-UP STORY
Entertaining account of a reader’s first steps into imaging

SKY VIEW – DECEMBER 2009
Maps of the Night Sky – Looking East, South, West, North

OBSERVERS’ DELIGHTS
Special observing sights not to miss this month

NOVEMBER 2009

REBORN: THE ALAN YOUNG TELESCOPE

Refurbishment of this well-known large reflector

GUIDE TO THE AUTUMN NIGHT SKY

Observing bright stars and planets on the Ecliptic. (This can and has been used as a script for a beginners’ public observing event, guiding the audience around the Autumn Night Sky)

READERS IMAGE GALLERY

Your astronomy images (please send more)

ASTRONOMY RECIPE OF THE MONTH

Regulus chicken and tomato

SOFTWARE REVIEW: REGISTAX NEW VERSION

Latest version of this popular image stacker

SKY VIEW – NOVEMBER 2009

Maps of the Night Sky – East, South, North and West

OBSERVERS’ DELIGHTS

Special observing sights not to miss this month

OCTOBER 2009

HERSTMONCEUX ASTRONOMY FESTIVAL 2009

Report and pictures from this year’s major astronomy event, held at Herstmonceux Observatory (previously RGO) in Sussex, England.

“FLY BY WIRE” ORION IMAGING

Using “Live View” on a Canon digital SLR camera to image nebulae remotely (telescope outdoors, while imaging indoors)

OBSERVERS’ DELIGHTS

Observing targets and night sky events not to miss, for the month of October 2009.

SKY GUIDE

Maps of the Night Sky for October 2009, to help you find your way around.