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.
City/Suburban Observing and how misleading marketing materials might disappoint beginning astronomers.
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Why don't they tell us this stuff!
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 primer for beginners on eyepiece selection.
The thing that I have seen beginners struggling with is Polar Alignment. This short article is intended to allieviate your stress.
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