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Focusing DSLRs - A Secret Technique

Posted by Michael Covington 09/03/2005 12:00AM

Focusing DSLRs - A Secret Technique

Every digital SLR camera in the world has a built-in feature that will enable you to focus perfectly and get pinpoint star images.(Author, Michael A. Covington, is the author of Astrophotography for the Amateur and other books.)

How to Improve an Equipment Case

Posted by Michael Covington 09/03/2005 12:00AM

How to Improve an Equipment Case

Some of the carrying cases for my equipment used to have an annoying habit - they'd open up all the way... (Michael A. Covington is the author of Astrophotography for the Amateur and other books.)

How I Check the Weather Before Going Observing

Posted by Michael Covington 09/03/2005 12:00AM

How I Check the Weather Before Going Observing

Your local weather forecast won't necessarily tell you whether the sky is good for observing... (Michael A. Covington is the author of Astrophotography for the Amateur and other books.

Measuring Astronomical Distances

Posted by Joe DalSanto 02/23/2005 12:00AM

Measuring Astronomical Distances

Have you ever wondered how we know the distances to astronomical objects? Here is a brief introduction to the fascinating field of astronomy.

Diagonals

Posted by MARK PAJOR 02/15/2005 12:00AM

Which one, how to pick, does it matter

CI-700 Adjustable legs

Posted by Jim Fusco 02/13/2005 12:00AM

CI-700 Adjustable legs

Make your CI-700 tripod adjustable for under $25.00

Go-to or Not To Go-To, That is the question

Posted by Ed Moreno 01/22/2005 12:00AM

Go-to or Not To Go-To, That is the question

The opinion of a long-time astronomer…

Messier’s Open Clusters in Urban Skies

Posted by Blair Slayton 01/17/2005 12:00AM

Even an 80mm telescope can enjoy these

Orion's 120mm Telescope Setups

Posted by Blair Slayton 12/27/2004 12:00AM

Do you like laying on the ground to look through your scope?

Nebulous Categories

Posted by Norman Sperling 12/22/2004 12:00AM

A little History and a discussion of Deep Space Phenomena and Scientific Classification By Norm Sperling. Excerpted with permission from his book “What Your Astronomy Textbook Won’t Tell You” copyright (c) 2002

Holiday Astronomical targets for beginners

Posted by Ed Moreno 12/16/2004 12:00AM

How to avoid new-telescope frustrations and disappointment

Manually Guided DSLR Astrophotography

Posted by Ivan Ong 12/02/2004 12:00AM

Manually Guided DSLR Astrophotography

Intersted in using your DSLR for astrophotography? Here are some useful hints to start you off.

Drift Testing to Determine Your Eyepiece's True Field of View

Posted by Herbert Kraus 11/27/2004 12:00AM

To calculate an eyepiece's true field of view you need to know the diameter of its field stop, but most manufacturer's don't furnish that specification. Here's how to use the drift test method instead.

Making sense of scope reviews

Posted by Mark Rieck 10/16/2004 06:40PM

Ever end up being more confused about a scope decision after you read all the articles than you were before you read them?

The 5 things it has taken me half my life to learn about viewing the sky

Posted by Steve Coe 10/02/2004 12:00AM

Steve Coe is the Vice President of the Saguaro Astronomy Club in Phoenix, Arizona. He has written a book, Deep Sky Observing-The Astronomical Tourist....