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28 A night on the coast

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How a sea view can give you a fresh outlook on the stars

34 Observing globular clusters

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A season by season guide to finding the best globulars

40 Seven steps to a

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habitable planet

Signs to guide the search for life

60 A beginner’s guide to

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DSLR cameras

Capture your best photos of the night sky with a DSLR camera

66 The Great Debate

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The US lecture a century ago that kickstarted modern cosmology

Regulars 6 Eye on the sky 10 Bulletin 16 Cutting edge 18 Inside The Sky at Night 20 Interactive 23 What’s online 25 Field of view 26 Subscribe to BBC Sky

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at Night Magazine 72 Explainer 74 DIY Astronomy 98 Q&A: a stellar archaeologist

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Astrophotography 76 Capture 78 Processing 80 Gallery

Reviews 86 RVO Horizon 60ED Doublet imaging refractor 90 Opticron Oregon WA

10x50 binoculars 94 Books 96 Gear

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The Sky Guide 44 Highlights 46 The big three 48 The planets 50 May’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 May at a glance

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4 BBC Sky at Night Magazine May 2021

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