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    Default Amateur Astronomy Equipment Spot KBO

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    Japanese astronomers spotted evidence of tiny Kuiper Belt object at the outer edge of the Solar System using a pair of
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    you could buy online, according to a new paper.

    The researchers looked for these “occultation” events using a pair of $6,000 Celestron telescopes, each equipped with an astronomy camera and an attachment to increase the camera’s maximum aperture size and increase the field of view. The combined system cost the astronomers $16,000 total and could observe 2,000 stars simultaneously. Observations took place between June 25, 2016 and August 1, 2017, on a rooftop of a school on Miyako Island, southwest of Okinawa. ~ Gizmodo
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