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June 2000

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.

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Recipe for Disaster

When a cool star accedes to the gravitational demands of a white dwarf, a catacylsmic eruption ensues.

Making the Stars Stand Still

Meet Robert Fugate, the man who developed a radical optical system that takes the twinkle out of stars.

The Sky Down Under

For a Northern Hemisphere observer, the southern sky offers wonders that can only be imagined.

North vs. South

In a battle of hemispheric proportions, which side has the better deep-sky objects?

Learning the Southern Skies Online

You can acquire an astronomy master's degree on the Internet from the University of Western Sydney.

Deep-Sky Picture Show

Enjoy ASTRONOMY's phtographic homage to all 110 objects in the Messier Catalog.

Getting Started in Sky Imaging

Shooting the sky has never been easier - all you need is a basic camera and off-the-shelf film.

Basic Equipment, Majestic Photos

Record streaking meteors, beautiful star trails, and grand conjunctions with just a camera on a tripod.

A Simple Guide to Piggybacking

Let your camera take a ride on a telescope and you'll be on your way to tack-sharp photos of the night sky.

Through-the-Telescope Photography

If galaxies, clusters, and nebulae are your quarry, you'll need to master the art of shooting through a scope.

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