Archive for August, 2012

Astronomy & Telescopes : How to Use a Telescope With Setting Circles

Astronomy & Telescopes : How to Use a Telescope With Setting Circles

Setting circles are used to tell where the telescope is pointed in the sky. Use setting circles by reading ascension and declination with help from an astrophotographer in this free video on astronomy and telescopes. Expert: Billy Teets Contact: www.dyer.vanderbilt.edu/ Bio: Billy Teets is a third-year graduate student in physics, with an emphasis on astronomy, […]

August 30, 2012 | 16 Comments More
Astronomer's Paradise

Astronomer’s Paradise

It’s cold, it’s dry, the air is thin. The nearest city is miles away across a barren landscape of boulder-strewn hills. At night, the only lights to guide you are the stars in the sky. Astronomers, welcome to paradise. Known as the driest place on Earth, Chile’s Atacama Desert has long been recognized as an […]

August 26, 2012 | 18 Comments More
Sky-Watcher DOB SynScan Telescope

Sky-Watcher DOB SynScan Telescope

Combining the power of a large Dobsonian optical tube and the SynScan computerized Go-To technology, the new Dobsonian SynScan brings over 42900 celestial objects right in front of your eyes. It is as easily as a walk in the park. The patented dual-encoder design allows you to manually move the telescope anytime and to anywhere […]

August 23, 2012 | 30 Comments More
Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope Best buy Video

Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope Best buy Video

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August 19, 2012 | 12 Comments More
Carson Red Planet Telescope

Carson Red Planet Telescope

www.sportsmansguide.com Discover the beauty of the cosmos through this Red Planet Telescope from Carson! Features full-coated optics made to transmit light extremely well for a bright picture even when the sun goes down! Has setting circles in the viewer that allow you to dial in coordinates similar to latitude / longitude so you can find […]

August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Astronomical Imaging - Setup of Orion Optics 10in Reflector (HD)

Astronomical Imaging – Setup of Orion Optics 10in Reflector (HD)

Astronomical Imaging – Setup of Orion Optics 10in Reflector (HD). . PLAYLIST: www.youtube.com . * Amateur astronomers based in Newport and Cardiff, Wales, UK. * Members of: Usk Astronomical Society; Cardiff Astronomical Society. * Permitted soundtrack, Afro-Aboriginal by Global Affair: www.youtube.com . * Tags: astronomy suburban astronomical imaging CCD medium format orion optics 10in reflector […]

August 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More
How to Buy a Telescope : Resources for Amateur Astronomers

How to Buy a Telescope : Resources for Amateur Astronomers

Use the Internet or local library to research astronomy. Find out where to learn more about outfitting telescopes in this free video on home astronomy from a telescope salesperson. Expert: Jesse Sturgeon Bio: Jesse Sturgeon has served as a sales and customer service representative for Anacortes Telescope in Anacortes, Wash. for several years. He enjoys […]

August 8, 2012 | 17 Comments More
Hawaii 2012: Seeing the Keck I Telescope move!

Hawaii 2012: Seeing the Keck I Telescope move!

While in Hawaii for the transit of Venus, Editor Dave Eicher’s group of about 100 travelers trekked up to the summit of Mauna Kea to see the 10-meter Keck I Telescope. They had as their guide a well-known user of the Kecks, Alex Filippenko of the University of California, Berkeley, and the staff at Keck […]

August 4, 2012 | 1 Comment More