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October 1994

The world's best-selling astronomy magazine offers you the most exciting, visually stunning, and timely coverage of the heavens above. Each monthly issue includes expert science reporting, vivid color photography, complete sky coverage, spot-on observing tips, informative telescope reviews, and much more! All this in an easy-to-understand, user-friendly style that's perfect for astronomers at any level.

Features

A Swirl of Moondust

What's black and white and intensely magnetized? Scientists have yet to solve this riddle concerning a few enigmatic lunar features.

Where Have All the Black Holes Gone?

They're everywhere, astronomers used to say. But no more. Despite extensive searches, astronomers have turned up only three promising stellar candidates.

Death of a Comet

Like volleys from a super-powered machine gun, the fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 riddled Jupiter with explosive force.

Sky Almanac

Binoculars and rich-field telescopes will provide stunning views of the Red Planet as it slides through the Beehive star cluster.

What Is That Thing in Your Backyard?

ASTRONOMY's readers share their ideas and designs for building a great backyard observatory.

Snatching Beauty from the Deep Sky

What's the best way to record detail in your favorite deep-sky objects? Shoot with super-sharp black and white film.

Bright Lights, Deep Sky

Just because urban light pollution floods your backyard, don't think distant galaxies, clusters, and nebulae are out of reach.

Under the Southern Sky

Eta Carinae, the Large Magellanic Cloud, the Coal Sack, and more. These are just some of the treats awaiting observers who tour the sky from "down under."

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