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ALIGNING YOUR FINDERSCOPE

One of the most frustrating aspects for beginners is pointing their telescopes so as to find an object in the sky. Check out this this video on how to fix this problem

GETTING STARTED IN VIDEO ASTRONOMY

With Light Pollution becoming more prevalent and the inevitable degradation of our vision, video astronomy offers some solutions….

POLAR ALIGNMENT

Getting your German Equatorial Mount (GEM) or your fork mounted SCT on a equatorial wedge can be difficult process….

ALIGNING YOUR CELESTRON GOTO MOUNT

Many beginners are starting out with advanced, computerized GoTo telescopes but often do not know how to work them.

Recent Blog Posts

Early February Observing

As it turns out, 2018 was not a very good year for observing. The weather did not cooperate on most of my planned observing sessions where they were sessions with[…]

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ISS Solar Transit – Dec 2018

At the end of December, I attempted to capture the International Space Station as it crossed the face the sun (aka a transit). Well, I failed. However, it was still[…]

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2018 ECVAR (East Coast Video Astronomy Rendezvous)

The fall of 2018 will not be remember for good astronomy by people in the Mid-Atlantic states. Hurricanes Florence and Michael made a mess of things in September and October,[…]

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July 2018 Grazing Lunar Occultation

On July 2, 2018 the star Deneb Algedi (a.k.a Delta Capricornus) was occulted by the moon. From a location in Cary, NC, this event could be viewed as a Grazing[…]

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