Hughes - Lunar Eclipse
Lunar eclipse sequence (James Hughes)

January/February 2019 Issue

The Top 10 sights of 2019, a bold plan to explore Titan, Gemini’s Messier cluster and more.

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Top 10 Sky Sights For 2019

A total lunar eclipse and a rare transit of Mercury highlight the year’s calendar of celestial events. Alan Dyer

Return to Titan

Scientists have an audacious plan to explore the solar system’s most enigmatic moon. Ivan Semeniuk

Product Reviews: Meade’s New 8-Inch LX65 ACF Telescope

We test-drive Meade’s latest computer-controlled catadioptric reflector. Ken Hewitt-White

The Binocular Sky: Gemini’s Messier Cluster

The winter Milky Way is home to many treasures, including this fine open cluster. Gary Seronik

Capturing the Universe: Keys to Good Composition

What you leave out of your photos is often as important as what you leave in. Tony Puerzer

Scoping the Sky: Off-Road in Auriga

New celestial sights await those willing to venture off the beaten track. Ken Hewitt-White

On the Moon: The Moon Amongst Moons

The Earth’s celestial companion is more exceptional than you might realize. Gary Seronik

Exploring the Night Sky: A Fine Meteor Display and a Total Lunar Eclipse

Midwinter brings the Quadrantid meteor shower, a red Moon and some close conjunctions. Alan Dyer

Constellation Corner: Monoceros

The mysterious unicorn grazes blissfully in the starry fields of the Milky Way—but look out for that horn! Ken Hewitt-White

Plus: Sky News Briefs, Editor’s Report, Readers’ Gallery and much more!