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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.

“The Wonders of the Night Sky”

Posted by Mark Mittlesteadt 07/06/2005 12:00AM   (Articles/Other)

I wonder where it went…

Galileo's Middle Finger and Other Rarities

Posted by geoff martin 12/23/2004 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Other)

Galileo's Middle Finger and Other Rarities

Historical telescopes aren't the only things we found at the Museo Di Storia Della Scienca in Florence,Italy.

FFNs, LBBs, and LBMs

Posted by Norman Sperling 12/22/2004 12:00AM   (Articles/Observing)

By Norm Sperling. Excerpted by permission from his book “What Your Astronomy Textbook Won’t Tell You” copyright (c) 2002

Overexposures for discovery and fame

Posted by Norman Sperling 12/22/2004 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Other)

Imagers take note that patience and really long exposures can yield all kind of benefits...

A Second Look

Posted by bob hill 11/29/2004 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Philosophical)

Bring an open mind to the eyepiece.

Bifocals for Astronomers

Posted by Michael Covington 11/25/2004 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

Bifocals for Astronomers

The Author of "How to Use a Computerized Telescope" proposes a solution for "Old Eyes"

A story about a Starmaster EL 11" f/ 5.4 with Zambuto Optics

Posted by Tom Hole 11/08/2004 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

A story about a Starmaster EL 11" f/ 5.4 with Zambuto Optics

A heartwarming story about me, my Starmaster, an evil magnet, Carl Zambuto and why I am a lifetime ZOC owner.

Push-to v. go-to

Posted by Darrell Lee 10/31/2004 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

It's the old story about the tortoise and the hare, replayed with computerized telescope controllers.

Close encounter with a first telescope

Posted by Karim Nasser 10/29/2004 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Philosophical)

How my fascination with astronomy led me to the another love of my life.

Mt. Saint Helens through a Binoviewer

Posted by John Finnan 10/04/2004 12:00AM   (Articles/Other)

Mt. Saint Helens through a Binoviewer

Read a report from an Astromarter who went to Mt. Saint Helens to observe the show and got caught up in some exciting events.

Wild Card 007: "When the Atmosphere Gets Out of the Way!"

Posted by Rick Shaffer 09/02/2004 12:00AM   (Articles/Other)

Rick Shaffer tells you tales of nights when, if you weren't still breathing, you'd SWEAR the atmosphere wasn't there!

Ode to the Othoscopic Eyepiece

Posted by Jim Shepard 07/19/2004 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Other)

For all you Ortho fans out there.

Wild Card 004.1 “A Chaotic Discussion of Critical Thinking, Chaos, and Large Systems.”

Posted by Rick Shaffer 07/11/2004 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Philosophical)

Wild Card 004.1 “A Chaotic Discussion of Critical Thinking, Chaos, and Large Systems.”

In this edition of his weekly column, you can find out what happens when Rick Shaffer forgets to "take his medicine"....