The editors of Sky & Telescope make every effort to provide accurate information, but errors do sometimes slip through. We correct all mistakes online as well as printing corrections in the magazine. So if you see something questionable in the magazine, check below to see if it's a known problem.
This article lists all known errors in issues of Sky & Telescope for 2014. See also the errata listings for other years.
Page 68: Only PlaneWave's 12.5-inch CKD telescope is f/8. The 14-inch is f/7.2, and the 17-inch is f/6.8.
Page 14: The planet sizes in the Kepler results graph are wrongly doubled, as were those in the April 2013 issue. Ergo, “Earth-size” should be “<1.25 Earth diam." and so forth. Page 50: For the chart of Vesta and Ceres’ orbital paths, the asteroid labels are swapped: Vesta should be Ceres and vice versa.
Page 57: NGC 2129 lies 42´ west of 1 Geminorum, not east as the text states.
Page 55: Lunar apogee occurs April 8, 15h UT; perigee is April 23, 0h UT; other data are correct.
Page 39: The photo caption describes small clouds drifting over lakes in Chile. This caption is correct: the lakes are the small, blue-gray blotches on the landscape and not the clouds’ dark shadows, which several readers wrote in to clarify. Unfortunately we cropped the image to remove most of the lakes, so they are less obvious than in the original image. Our apologies for the confusion.
Page 47: The caption for Alpha Librae should identify the F4 star as the secondary, not a second primary.
Page 52: In the May 20th images of Jupiter, the moon in front of Ganymede's shadow was wrongly identified as Io; it's Europa.
Page 60: The Going Deep column text inverted IC 1504 as IC 5014; the label in the finder chart is correct.
Page 16: The recessional velocity of 10,000 km/s was incorrectly converted to a distance of 130 million light-years: it's 130 million parsecs (1 parsec = 3.26 light-years). So the distance is roughly 400 million light-years.
Page 56: The label for Espin 38 was inverted in the chart to say Espin 83; the text is correct.
Page 66: The Test Report incorrectly reported the Edge 800 SCT and VX mount sell together for $1,799; Celestron sells the combo for $1,999.