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Optimizing Your Backyard for Astronomy

Posted by John Kulczycki 03/24/2013 12:00AM

Optimizing Your Backyard for Astronomy

Is your astro-haven really just beyond your back door? Why travel miles and hours to a dark site when you could just take a few steps to your backyard and be observing in minutes? (Editor's note: Though this article is listed in the "Beginners" category, there is good value here for advanced observers as well - Ed.)

The Unsung Hero

Posted by Malcolm Bird 09/16/2012 12:00AM

or how to have your cake and eat it too

Telrad Knob Modification

Posted by Rex Cox 08/22/2010 12:00AM

Telrad Knob Modification

Easy do-it-yourself modification

Telepod/Gibraltar Quick Release

Posted by Thomas Holst 05/26/2010 04:46PM

Telepod/Gibraltar Quick Release

Want a quicker, easier way to mount/dismount your TeleVue refractor on a Telepod/Gibraltar head? Read on.

Red LED Dome Light Bulb Conversion

Posted by Thomas Holst 02/27/2010 10:58PM

Red LED Dome Light Bulb Conversion

Tired of losing your night vision every time you open your car door and the bright dome light goes on? Here's a solution.

Versatile 12 volt Red Reading/Writing/Chart Lamp

Posted by Thomas Holst 01/24/2010 11:31PM

Versatile 12 volt Red Reading/Writing/Chart Lamp

Make your own red LED chart lamp out of readily available components. An easy DIY project.

Make an Alt-Az Pipe Mount

Posted by Ging-Li Wang 01/30/2009 08:45PM

Make an Alt-Az Pipe Mount

A classic DIY project for shrinking budgets.

INTELLIGENT IMAGING

Posted by Bill Prueter 08/29/2008 12:00AM

INTELLIGENT    IMAGING

What instrument has sensitivity for millions of shades of intensity, colors and can negate temporary fluctuations in atmospheric disturbances?

The NEWS@SKY (Space&Science)

Posted by Konstantin Lysenko 11/29/2007 09:08AM

The NEWS@SKY (Space&Science) is a unique opportunity to browse hundreds of scientific and popular science Internet sites without a single mouse click!

Ed's Guide to SCT Collimation

Posted by Ed Moreno 03/08/2007 12:00AM

Ed's Guide to SCT Collimation

Painless, and worth the effort....

Size really DOES matter.

Posted by Ed Moreno 11/03/2006 12:00AM

Some advice to consider for your FIRST telescope purchase…

Total New Moon and Planet Imaging with a DOB!

Posted by Jim Ruddy 04/21/2006 12:00AM

Total New Moon and Planet  Imaging with a DOB!

Even with no tracking, no EQ mount and an inexpensive P&S digital camera you can start to take basic images of the moon and planets.

Colorful Double Stars for the ST80

Posted by Blair Slayton 09/11/2005 12:00AM

A small scope can see color