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Telescopes and Resolution

Posted by Darren Drake 09/11/2006 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

Telescopes and Resolution

How far away can your telescope resolve newspaper print?

Star Gaze Hawaii and the Visitor Information Station

Posted by Timm Bottoni 07/13/2006 12:00AM   (Articles/Other)

Star Gaze Hawaii and the Visitor Information Station

Recommendations for Astronomy Observing on the Big Island of Hawaii

From One Extremist To The Other

Posted by Scott Bennett 06/02/2006 09:50PM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Philosophical)

From One Extremist To The Other

Between Evolution and Intelligent Design: Can There Be Compromise?

Moon Games

Posted by William Paolini 05/22/2006 12:00AM   (Articles/Solar-System)

Moon Games

What's the smallest crater you can see?

Me & My Barber

Posted by Scott Bennett 05/15/2006 07:27PM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Philosophical)

Me & My Barber

Can our imagination really take us to the stars?

Pulling an “All-Nighter”: Inside a Messier Marathon

Posted by Art Fritzson 04/08/2006 12:00AM   (Articles/Observing)

Pulling an “All-Nighter”: Inside a Messier Marathon

If you haven’t tried it or want to compare it with your own experience, here’s the blow by blow of what it was like for me to spend a night looking for 110 objects.

If you had just one eyepiece, what should it be?

Posted by Michael Covington 12/28/2005 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

If you had just one eyepiece, what should it be?

Any serious observer normally has at least half a dozen telescope eyepieces. But if you had to limit yourself to just one eyepiece, what should it be?

Know Your Coaxial Connectors

Posted by Michael Covington 12/28/2005 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

Know Your Coaxial Connectors

"The trouble with standards," someone said, "is that there are so many of them to choose from."

Mt. Saint Helens Revisted

Posted by John Finnan 12/15/2005 12:00AM   (Articles/Other)

Mt. Saint Helens Revisted

Last fall when I visited the volcano most of the action took place during the day. On this trip I was treated to an unexpected surprise at night just as the moon was setting.

The Krakow Mystery Object of 1926

Posted by Michael Covington 09/03/2005 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Other)

The Krakow Mystery Object of 1926

On September 2, 1926, Harvard Observatory received a telegram from Krakow, Poland, reporting a "comet" at R.A. 15:53, declination +3 55... (Michael A. Covington is the author of Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes and other books.)

Observing the Moon, Sweating it out with an 8" Refractor

Posted by Jim Phillips 08/20/2005 12:00AM   (Articles/Solar-System)

Observing the Moon, Sweating it out with an 8" Refractor

Hot moist air and a cold, dry moon - what more could you want?

Heavenly Life-Planner

Posted by Wing Eng 07/22/2005 12:00AM   (Articles/Solar-System)

All of us want to live a long, productive and enjoyable life! For those involved in amateur astronomy, looking forward to that next exciting eclipse, occultation or meteor shower may be just what we need to wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in eager anticipation to what celestially lies ahead.