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November/December 2015

Here’s what you can look forward to in the November/December 2015 issue of SkyNews.

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Pluto Revealed

After a decade-long voyage to the rim of the solar system, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft gathers the first close-ups of Pluto and its large moon Charon.
Ivan Semeniuk

Product Review: Nikon D810A

Nikon’s first full-frame DSLR for astro-imaging is loaded with special features. We field-test it for SkyNews readers.
Malcolm Park

Editor’s Report: New Canadian Observatory’s First Colour Photo

The Trottier Observatory at the Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus is off to a fine start with a superb galaxy portrait and a full slate of public viewing.
Terence Dickinson

Northern Nights: Postcards From Pluto

Classical planet? Dwarf planet? King of the Kuiper belt? Call it what you will, Pluto has worldly attributes after all.
Ken Hewitt-White

Exploring the Night Sky: Conjunctions and a Comet at Dawn

Circle November 7 and December 7 on your celestial calendar for impressive sights in the dawn sky.
Alan Dyer

On the Moon: A Visit to Mare Humorum

This overlooked lunar ‘sea’ features a host of remarkable sights.
Gary Seronik

Scoping The Sky: Taking Stock In Cassiopeia

Near the famous Double Cluster in Perseus is an often-overlooked celestial attraction.
Ken Hewitt-White

Wilderness Astronomer: Eastern Ontario’s Inland ‘Dark Sky Peninsula’

Near Kingston and Napanee in Ontario, Highway 401 — the main corridor across Canada’s most populous province — comes close to a region of very dark skies.
Peter McMahon

Constellation Corner: Perseus

Home of a celestial Samaritan and dazzling sky objects, the constellation Perseus lures us in for a closer look
Ken Hewitt-White

And more!

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