Buying your first telescope can quickly become a daunting task when faced with so many choices and unfamiliar terms. With everything from cheap department store telescopes to computerized models and specialized APO refractors, how do you choose something you’ll be able to enjoy for years with without spending a fortune?
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From now through October, comet ISON tracks through the constellations Gemini, Cancer and Leo as it falls toward the sun.
3/17 Update – I managed to see comet PanSTARRS last night from Sunset Hill Park in Ballard along with about half a dozen other intrepid stargazers, and capture a few decent photos as well.
What’s the size of a football field and shines as bright as Jupiter? The International Space Station!
Why Saturn has a hexagonal cloud band at it’s north pole, and when you can start observing the ringed planet yourself.
You have a DSLR? Start pointing it up! You don’t need to be an expert to get some compelling pictures of the night sky. Here are six reasons to give astrophotoraphy a shot.
Star Walk iPhone App Review
Wrong location or cloudy skies? Catch asteroid 2012 DA14 on the NASA webcast Feb 15 @ 11:AM PST On February 15th, a 50 meter asteroid designated 2012 DA14 will pass by the earth at a distance of about 17,200 miles.
At the end of last year, I bought a telescope and started taking pictures through it, some of which I shared via Facebook. It sparked interest from friends, and a few people wanted to know how I got those pictures. I realized that even amateur astrophotography is something people can …