Buying A Telescope

Buying your first telescope can be very intimidating. Here are some simple pointers that can make the whole experience enjoyable and rewarding. Avoid buying a telescope from a discount store, shoppers’ club, or a TV shopping network. Those telescopes tend to be lower quality instruments. Buy a major brand name scope from a real telescope […]

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Getting Started In Solar Observing

Warning: In solar observing, safety is always paramount. Retinal eye damage caused by the sun is permanent. Always make sure your telescope is properly filtered and that your filter is undamaged before looking through it. Cap off any unfiltered optics such as guide scopes. For the 4th of July, solar observers got a gift: an honest-to-goodness […]

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New Version Of Google Earth

Google Earth 5.0 has been released for download and it has some intriguing features besides the ones we’ve come to expect: Historical imagery from around the globe-so perhaps we can see how our neighborhood has changed through the years. Ocean floor and surface data from marine experts Simplified touring with audio and voice recording Mars […]

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