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#26 Rick Woods

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

There is now!

#27 Tony Flanders

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:35 AM

The idea of seeing features on Uranus really interests me.


We ran an article on this in S&T just a few months back. Most of the time Uranus is totally featureless in visible light. But on rare occasions it sports cloud features that are relatively easy for a keen-eyed observer to spot, or a video photographer to record.

#28 rmollise

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

Nobody mentioning Amateur Astronomy?


Why should anybody have to mention it? Everybody here is already a subscriber, right? ;)

Even if I wasn't a contributor, I'd be reading AA. And saving every issue, and often referring back to them. :cool:

#29 edwincjones

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

Nobody mentioning Amateur Astronomy?


Why should anybody have to mention it? Everybody here is already a subscriber, right? ;)

Even if I wasn't a contributor, I'd be reading AA. And saving every issue, and often referring back to them. :cool:


no-not every one

I continued for 2 years post Tom,
but then lost interest
maybe too much astrophotography
for my old fashion visual brain

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#30 edwincjones

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

I took Astronomy Now for a few years
and found the British attitude charming
but the extra cost for mailing to the US
was too much

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#31 Brian Albin

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

Thank You everyone for the recommendations.
Have any of you a magazine to recommend that was not on my list?

I saw Amateur Astronomy mentioned; what can you tell me about that?

#32 rmollise

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

Thank You everyone for the recommendations.
Have any of you a magazine to recommend that was not on my list?

I saw Amateur Astronomy mentioned; what can you tell me about that?


"Of, by, and for amateur astronomers..."

http://amateurastronomy.com/

#33 GeneT

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

I have subscribed to several astronomy magazines but I always return to S&T, which I'm currently subscribed to. Good magazine... Tony


I cancelled Astronomy Magazine today because they did a redo, and significantly reduced the size of the type of the articles. This was a big mistake. I have kept Sky and Telescope--an excellent magazine.

#34 demiles

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:04 PM

Sky at Night from the UK

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

yes but moving more and more to the imaging world which personally as a visual observer I find to be a bad thing. There is already enough about imaging out there.

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#36 PhilCo126

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

Sky At Night magazine comes every month with a DVD containing a recent TV-program (and sometimes an extra classic TV-program) & software on it...

Spaceflight magazines also tackles astronomy, especially space telescopes.

A good overview: http://www.thespacer.../article/1119/1

#37 rmollise

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

yes but moving more and more to the imaging world which personally as a visual observer I find to be a bad thing. There is already enough about imaging out there.

Owen


There is plenty of material on visual observing in AA...pretty much the same as always, I'd say. ;)

#38 Paul Hyndman

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

The lowest current price I've found for Astronomy Magazine is $46.75 for a three year subscription through subscriptionaddiction. You MUST do a Google search for "Astonomy Magazine discount", and the link for the subscriptionaddiction offer will be a sponsor link (top links) on about the second page. It will list it for $29.90 for 12 issues, but when you click through the link it will offer two or three year options ($55 for the latter). Entering the code "MOM15PER" reduces it another 15%.

This link may or may not work. If not, use the above method to generate a valid link.

Paul

PS: I've been an S&T subscriber for decades, only recently subscribed to Astronomy Magazine (but have had thrifty Scottish genes since birth!)

#39 Brian Albin

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:30 PM

Astronomy Magazine, $46.75 for a three years is compelling; I may go with that. Thanks for the recommendation, Paul.

I see there is an ÔÇťAstronomy & Space" magazine, published by Astronomy Ireland. http://www.astronomy.ie/magazine.php
It is too expensive for me, but I am curious about it's contents.
Is this magazine known to anyone here?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

"Of, by, and for amateur astronomers..."
http://amateurastronomy.com/


Thanks! I just subscribed from the money I saved by dropping Astronomy Magazine.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:16 PM

Astronomy and S&T are cheaper if you can join a club, and have the club put in the order for you.


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