Here’s what you’ll find in the November/December 2014 issue of SkyNews.
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Product Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Series Lens
Is this the best 50mm lens ever made? Sigma’s new lens is targeted for enthusiasts and professional photographers, but astrophotographers, in particular, will appreciate some of its exceptional capabilities.
Good Year For the Geminids
We were cheated out of the special Comet LINEAR meteors in May, and the bright Moon hid the annual Perseids in August, but in December, the Geminid meteors shoot across the sky on a mostly moonless Saturday night.
The Lunar Name Game
Who was Clavius, and why is one of the biggest craters on the Moon named after him? Not surprisingly, the answer to that question has a tangled history.
Starfest Shines Again
A superb keynote speaker and mostly clear skies marked another success for Canada’s largest annual star party
Product Review: A Versatile New Tracking Mount
With the introduction of Sky-Watcher’s Star Adventurer system, the growing selection of portable tracking mounts just got bigger and more interesting.
Many years ago, I was an average high school student whose most memorable scholastic achievement was getting kicked out of English class. I blame it on a man named Jastrow.
Wilderness Astronomer: Mount Carleton Provincial Park
New Brunswick’s hidden gem may be the darkest accessible observing site in the Maritimes.
Sightseeing in Northern Perseus
An indirect route from the bright star Mirfak to the famous Double Cluster offers several small targets that backyard astronomers might otherwise miss.
A world-class astronomical observatory in Canada’s Far North may be a logical step for later this century.
Constellation Corner: Taurus
When the snow flies, a gang of celestial strongmen populates our sky in the figures of Hercules, Perseus, Auriga, Gemini and Orion. To that list, add Taurus the bull.