Here’s what’s in the January/February 2017 issue of SkyNews.
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Top 10 Sky Sights For 2017
The best total eclipse of the Sun for North America since 1979 highlights a superb year of stargazing.
The World Next Door
Not only is Proxima b the closest planet to our solar system, but it is also similar in size to Earth and may be habitable. Astronomers are just beginning to learn about it.
Splendid Winter Double Stars
Bundle up to enjoy some of the season’s finest stellar systems.
David A. Rodger
On the Moon: A Blue-Sky Moon
Lunar observing isn’t exclusively a nighttime activity.
Scoping the Sky: Castor Puts His Best Foot Forward
These targets in westernmost Gemini shine in suburban scopes.
Cosmic Musings: A Celestial Eye Chart
How many stars can you see in the Pleiades cluster?
Capturing The Universe: Tools and Rules For Getting the Right Exposure
Watch your histogram display to get better deep-sky photos.
Exploring the Night Sky: Venus Lights the Evening Sky
The evening ‘star’ shines at its brightest for 2017, while Saturn returns and Mars persists.
Editor’s Report: Manual Mayhem
Poorly written instruction booklets hobble starter scopes.
Constellation Corner: Lepus
On winter evenings, the timid hare hops out from the bushes to sniff its surroundings.
Plus much, much more!