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The Difference a Year Makes By Joe Gilker

When looking ahead, a year always seems like a long time. But when we look back, it really seems only like yesterday, despite the fact that a lot may have happened in that period of time. When I consider where I was with astrophoto- graphy exactly 1 year ago, I found myself just starting to […]

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Polar Alignment – Starting With Your Tripod

Anyone who owns an equatorial mount knows about polar alignments.  If you’re not familiar with the concept I’ll explain it here.  Polar aligning a telescope mount consists of very precisely adjusting the azimuth and altitude of your Right Ascension (RA) axis.  The purpose of this adjustment is to allow the RA axis of your mount […]

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CCD Camera’s by OPTCORP.COM

CCD Imaging is the fastest growing segment in the hobby of amateur astronomy today.  Most amateur astronomers have at least dabbled with imaging in one way or another.  A large percentage of observers love it so much that imaging has all but replaced visual observations when they get out under the stars. It is easy […]

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PHOTO NIGHTSCAPE AWARDS 2015

  Second edition of the of the Photo Nightscape Awards launch International night sky photography awards February the 1st, 2015, the Association Francaise d’ Astronomie (AFA) launches the second edition of the Photo Nightsacpe Awards (PNA 2015). The PNA is organized in partnership with ESO, Nikon, Cite des Sciences et de l’industrie de Paris, AIP […]

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DEEP SKY WEST

HOW TO BUILD A REMOTE OBSERVATORY – THE STORY OF DEEP SKY WEST   Introduction.  This article is as much about Deep Sky West (DSW, www.deepskywest.com)  as it is instructional.  You can use the concepts presented in the ‘Story of Deep Sky West’ to create your own remote observatory—even in your own back yard.  In fact, […]

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