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  1. Deep Sky This Month – January 2018

    by , 01-19-2018 at 04:06 AM
    I wish a belated Happy New Years to all and apologize for my tardiness with this month’s article. I had originally planned to skip this month because of having just returned from a business trip in early December 2017 and with the ensuing fast paced approach of the Christmas/New Year holidays. The plan was to pick it up again in February. However, I find myself a bit out of action with a back injury from a recent fall in my drive way (black ice), and have decided to cobble together a quick report ...
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  2. Celestial Atlas Menor – a personal observation (Part 1 of 2)

    by , 12-27-2017 at 07:21 PM


    Celestial Atlas Menor by Ken Graun
    Published May 2015


    Those of you who know me well know that I am a strong devotee of the printed sky atlas as a guide, reference and field tool. As I like say, I am an atlaholic. I appreciate the look and feel in the hand, and I have several atlases in my personal library. They range from very large and highly detailed (not to mention a bit ...

    Updated 12-27-2017 at 08:45 PM by KT4HX

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  3. Celestial Atlas Menor – a personal observation (Part 2 of 2)

    by , 12-27-2017 at 07:21 PM
    continued from Part 1


    The Rest


    After one finishes up with the relatively small chart section (34 pages) they move into the observational guide and informational sections. This presents a wide-ranging and eclectic mix of data for the reader to utilize in conjunction with the previously described maps. There are sections that list DSOs by constellation, their catalogue designation and category or type. There is even a section that lists those that have commonly ...

    Updated 12-27-2017 at 08:46 PM by KT4HX

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  4. Deep Sky This Month - December 2017 (Northern)

    by , 12-02-2017 at 05:21 PM
    DSTM – December 2017

    The last month of the year typically brings to us northerners colder temperatures with some rock bottom wind chills. It can also bring crisp, dry winter air that can make for some fine transparency, though seeing may suffer as the heat of the short days dissipates from roof-tops. Not to mention homeowners running their chosen heating systems to ward off the night chill.

    So for your cool weather pleasure, we shall traipse into Perseus and Taurus. ...

    Updated 12-02-2017 at 05:26 PM by KT4HX

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  5. Deep Sky This Month - December 2017 (Southern)

    by , 12-02-2017 at 05:20 PM
    This month our southern friends are heading into summer, which may signal turbulent weather for some, but definitely plenty of warm temperatures. For folks on the down low side of the planet, we will pay a visit to the celestial clock, Horologium, plus Fornax the furnace. Our two objects here encompass my two favorite types of DSOs, globular clusters and galaxies. So with that, it is time to take a look at just a small sample of what can be found in the Deep Sky This Month.


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