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A Stellar experience at New Mexico skies

Posted by Murray Carlson 09/29/2004 12:00AM

A Stellar experience at New Mexico skies

As an amateur astronomer I have a lot in common with thousands of others in my hobby around the world. The common struggle to achieve the best equipment, training and clear skies combined with the free time to enjoy it all is a major challenge. All of these problems evaporated with a wonderful week spent with Lynn and Mike at New Mexico Skies.

Aperture vs. Light Pollution

Posted by Ed Moreno 09/23/2004 12:00AM

City/Suburban Observing and how misleading marketing materials might disappoint beginning astronomers.

Mounting a 50mm Barska RDF on the ETX90

Posted by Don Carner 09/09/2004 12:00AM

Mounting a 50mm Barska RDF on the ETX90

Or "How to mount the biggest RDF on a small OTA"

Mold Your Own Anti-Vibration Pads

Posted by scott mathews 09/08/2004 12:00AM

You could re-caulk the shower today, or...

From a newbie to a newbie

Posted by John A. Maher 06/23/2004 12:00AM

Before you buy

LX90 will stay aligned for two weeks

Posted by ray tomlin 06/21/2004 12:00AM

Why don't they tell us this stuff!

What Do You See When You See Seeing?

Posted by Alan Levin 06/12/2004 12:00AM

What Do You See When You See Seeing?

What is atmospheric seeing, and how does it limit your telescope? Learn about the mythical seeing cell, and explore the legend of the small telescope that trumps its larger neighbors when the seeing is poor. In this article we look at how the atmosphere distorts starlight and how simple models can help us understand what we see in different telescopes.

A realistic guide to packing astro items

Posted by Dave Bonandrini 06/11/2004 12:00AM

A realistic guide to packing astro items

What would Astromart be without packing and shipping? Here is my easy, twelve week home study course, that will have you packing and shipping like a pro in no time.

Twelve Points to Consider When Buying a Mirror/Telescope - By Carl Zambuto

Posted by Carl Zambuto 06/03/2004 12:00AM

Twelve Points to Consider When Buying a Mirror/Telescope - By Carl Zambuto

This is an edited version of a short guide to choosing a telescope mirror available on the zambutomirrorgroup at Yahoo, written by Carl Zambuto for the group members. Following are 12 points for consideration when shopping for a telescope mirror, presented here with Carl's permission.

Which eyepiece should I buy for my new telescope?

Posted by Tom Hole 05/27/2004 12:00AM

A primer for beginners on eyepiece selection.

Polar Alignment for Dummies

Posted by Edward Otto 05/27/2004 12:00AM

The thing that I have seen beginners struggling with is Polar Alignment. This short article is intended to allieviate your stress.

Wild Card 001 - The Exit Pupil of a Telescope

Posted by Rick Shaffer 05/26/2004 12:00AM

Wild Card 001 - The Exit Pupil of a Telescope

Despite the fact that it’s pretty boring, telescope designer Rick Shaffer explains the elusive exit pupil of a telescope. This is the very first installment of his new column, Wild Card.