Astronomy February 2004

Astronomy February 2004

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The 25 greatest astrophotos in history
From the first daguerreotype of the Moon in 1840 to CCD cameras today, imaging the sky has become a science unto itself. Astronomy presents 25 milestone astrophotos that pushed the bounds of technology and shaped our view of the cosmos. — Michael E. Bakich

On the trail of Vulcanoids
A bevy of small asteroids may lurk inside the orbit of Mercury, although searches have yet to turn up a thing. Even so, astronomers continue to hunt for these objects, which could provide valuable clues about the early history of the solar system. — S. Alan Stern
Orion the Hunter
The Hunter’s warrior robes are adorned with nebulae, star clusters, and some of the brightest stellar jewels of the winter sky. — Tom Polakis

Japan’s telescope show
Proving that astronomy is alive and well in the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan’s leading manufacturers display their latest and greatest telescopes and binoculars. — Barry Kawa

CCD images at their best
Photo-realistic CCD images are now within your grasp. Let master imager Tony Hallas be your guide to creating the best digital pictures possible, and you’ll never have to say “it’s only a CCD image” again. — Tony Hallas

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