If you have ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what that particular shinning dot is, you don’t need to look any further than your iPad for the answer.
With just your telescope and DSLR camera, you can capture some amazing views of our bright neighbor planets. You don’t even need a tracking mount!
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?
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.
By now you have probably heard about Dennis Tito’s Inspiration Mars venture to send a man and woman to slingshot around Mars in 2018.
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.
By now everyone has heard about, and probably actually heard the meteor that impacted Russia the morning of Feb 15th. It might bring to mind a certain Bruce Willis movie, or thoughts of the Tunguska event. Or, for @BadAstronomer, #omgweareallgoingtodie!
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.