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Issue 200 special features

26 Sky at Night Magazine

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Night Magazine

36 200 issues of observing

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60 Exploring space with

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Sky at Night Magazine

66 The greatest sights

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to observe in 2022

Enjoy the New Year of stargazing!

70 2022: Forging ahead in

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science and spaceflight

The key mission launches in 2022

Regulars 6 Eye on the sky 11 Bulletin 16 Cutting edge 18 Inside The Sky at Night 20 Interactive 23 What’s on 25 Field of View Issue 200 special

– tips from Patrick Moore 34 Subscribe to BBC Sky

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at Night Magazine 74 DIY Astronomy 98 Q&A: a radio astronomer

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Astrophotography 76 Capture 78 Processing 80 Gallery

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Reviews 86 Sky-Watcher Skymax 127

Virtuoso GTi telescope 90 Altair Astro Hypercam

AA24CFX full-frame colour camera 94 Books 96 Gear

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The Sky Guide 44 Highlights 46 The big three 48 The planets 50 January’s all-sky chart 52 Moonwatch 53 Comets and asteroids 53 Star of the month 54 Binocular tour 55 The Sky Guide challenge 56 Deep-sky tour 58 January at a glance

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