Observer Under the Milky Way by Alan Dyer
The Milky Way arches above the observing field during a Saskatchewan Summer Star Party. (Alan Dyer)

May/June 2019 Issue

Our annual star-party calendar, the Moon’s “unseen” hemisphere and evening cluster encounters.

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Flashes of Brilliance

A new Canadian radio telescope probes the mystery of fast radio bursts. Ivan Semeniuk

2019 Star Party Calendar

Escaping big-city light pollution and sharing quality time with fellow stargazing enthusiasts are among the attractions of star parties held across Canada each year.

Product Review: Astro Pixel Processor

The newest kid on the imaging block might offer all the stacking and processing capability you need. Marc Ricard

Scoping the Sky: Vivid Venatici Venture

Try this short excursion from a nearby double star to a distant galaxy. Ken Hewitt-White

Capturing the Universe: H-alpha Imaging With a DSLR Camera

Adventures in narrowband urban astrophotography. Tony Puerzer

On the Moon: Peering Over the Edge

You can glimpse a portion of the Moon’s ‘unseen’ hemisphere if you play the libration game. Gary Seronik

Exploring the Night Sky: Evening Cluster Encounters

Two solar system worlds have conjunctions with deep-sky objects, while Mercury and Mars get together. Alan Dyer

The Binocular Sky: A Lonesome Globular Cluster

In the space between Boötes and Canes Venatici lies a binocular treasure. Gary Seronik

Constellation Corner: Boötes

Not only is Boötes the victim of a frequently mispronounced name, he also carries a rather ambiguous mythology. Ken Hewitt-White

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