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    by Published on 04-23-2017 03:35 PM
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    Here we are in April now, and I am sure at least some of you are fighting with clouds and rain. But for those fortunate ...
    by Published on 03-12-2017 05:49 PM
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    There is always a lot of discussion from people on what eyepieces to get with their new telescopes.


    Most people seem to want to get the most magnification possible right away, but unfortunately, reality in the form of current atmospheric conditions has a lot to say on that subject.

    All telescopes, no matter the type, have an “optimal” range where they perform the best. As you gain experience, you will understand when and how to properly go outside those limits.

    This discussion will show you how to generate a good optimum set to start out with and get the most from your scope without the pitfalls of buying something that will not be of use to you.
    ...
    by Published on 03-10-2017 04:37 PM

    Solar Imaging 101
    by John (Lowjiber)


    What’s needed to begin the “Dark Art” of solar imaging?


    If you’ve come this far, you are either wondering, “Just what do those solar-heads do?”, or you have decided to add solar imaging to your astronomy resume. Either is fine, and what follows is an opinionated description of how I do it. However opinionated it may be, rest assured that the overall techniques and equipment touched upon herein are in a large part the norm among the solar imaging community.


    I’m going to describe imaging in the Hydrogen-alpha (Ha) wavelength of 656.28 nm because, opposed to White Light (WL) images, we want to capture details like prominences, filaments, and other solar features that go beyond the granulation ...
    by Published on 03-05-2017 11:41 PM
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    March Night Sky Objects: Star Clusters / Globular Gallop for Northern Hemisphere


    As we head into spring ...
    by Published on 03-05-2017 09:55 PM
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    Southern Celestial Hemisphere:


    NGC 3115 (Sextans):

    Lenticular Galaxy, mag=8.6, size=7.2’x2.5’, ...

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