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September 2003

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

30 years of great stories

Like the universe itself, ASTRONOMY started small but quickly flourished.

30 years: looking back

ASTRONOMY's editor offers a personal reflection on the magazine's stellar history.

30 great astronomical images

Thirty sublime images that changed our view of the cosmos are presented in this photographic retrospective.

View from the mountaintop

Relive the remarkable history of the Mount Wilson Observatory as it celebrates 100 years of discovery.

Searching digital skies

The first on-line virtual observatory is getting set to rock'n'roll.

Through Andromeda, deeply

Hubble images the deepest view of the cosmos ever.

Camelopardalis and Ursa Minor

Near the North Celestial Pole, the Giraffe and Little Bear are a zoo of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, and other cosmic creations.

Astronomy in paradise

The Yosemite Star Party offers celestial treats in one of Earth's most beautiful settings.

Basic CCD techniques

A leading deep-sky imager shares his secrets of capturing colorful, razor-sharp CCD images of star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

Selecting a solar filter

ASTRONOMY tests a battery of filters and summarizes the results.

Choosing an eyepiece

Recommendations for a set of eyepieces to last a lifetime.

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