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September/October 2016

Here’s what’s inside the September/October 2016 issue of SkyNews.

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14th Annual Photo of the Week Contest Winners

Enjoy our selection of the very best images submitted by our readers over the past year.

Spotlight on Ceres

A giant among asteroids and a dwarf among planets, Ceres has always defied easy classification.
Ivan Semeniuk

Product Review: A New Travel Mount For Astrophotography

We put the LighTrack II from Fornax Mounts through its paces.
Gary Seronik

Exploring the Night Sky: Dusk to Dawn Planet Show

All five naked-eye planets put in an appearance, while Uranus, Neptune and dwarf planet Ceres are at their best.
Alan Dyer

Editor’s Report: Catching the Light

Now is the perfect time to try your hand at night-sky photography.
Gary Seronik

Capturing the Universe: Getting Started in Astrophotography

Beginning with the basics helps build a strong foundation for your imaging endeavours.
Tony Puerzer

Scoping The Sky: Night of the Iguana

Don’t like lizards? Fear not! Starry Lacerta is small, harmless and surprisingly interesting.
Ken Hewitt-White

On the Moon: Why Are Craters Round?

A deceptively simple question lies at the heart of one of lunar science’s most hotly contested debates.
Gary Seronik

Cosmic Musings: Eight Decades Of Light Pollution

The scourge of light pollution has removed the inspiration of a starry night from common experience.
Terence Dickinson

Constellation Corner: Aquarius

With his inexhaustible supply of water, Aquarius has not always been appreciated as the heavenly Provider of Potables.
Ken Hewitt-White

And much more!

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