Total Solar Eclipse Composite 2006 by Alan Dyer
Total Solar Eclipse Composite 2006 (Alan Dyer)

September/October 2017 Issue

Winners of the 15th Annual Photo Contest, future solar eclipses, wireless astrophotography, lunar oddities and more.

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15th Annual Photo of the Week Contest

Here are the winning selections—the best of the best from the images submitted by our readers over the past year.

Upcoming Solar Eclipses

The next 10 years offers eclipse-viewing opportunities across the globe. Alan Dyer

Product Review: The QHYCCD Polemaster

This high-precision electronic polar scope takes the pain (literally) out of aligning your equatorial mount. Malcolm Park

The Big Picture: A Whole New Jupiter

The solar system’s biggest planet remains shrouded in mystery.

Capturing the Universe: Wireless Astrophotography

Cut the cord(s) with a WiFi imaging setup. Tony Puerzer

On the Moon: The Weird and the Wonderful

These lunar oddities are fascinating to contemplate and view. Gary Seronik

Scoping the Sky: Out on a Wing

Explore these attractive deep-sky targets along the western wing of Cygnus the swan. Ken Hewitt-White

Cosmic Musings: Seeking the Ideal Planetary Telescope

A quest for optical perfection led down a new road. Terence Dickinson

Exploring the Night Sky: Planets Dance at Dawn

A trio of planets converges in the dawn sky, and the Orionid meteor shower peaks under ideal conditions. Alan Dyer

Constellation Corner: Andromeda

For a larger-than-life epic story, see the star-studded Lady in Chains, rated PG (some violent and gory scenes), appearing every clear night in a sky near you. Ken Hewitt-White

Plus much, much more!