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Gemin Observatory - Adaptive Optics - Laser Guide Star

Gemin Observatory – Adaptive Optics – Laser Guide Star

The Gemini Observatory’s adaptive optics system cancels out the scintillation of starlight caused by the atmosphere. Here we see the laser guide star system. (File has no sound) Video Rating: 5 / 5 Visit www.telescope.com tofind high quality products for amateur astronomers. If you have any questions about any of our telescopes, binoculars, or accessories, […]

November 27, 2012 | 5 Comments More
A Guide to Setting Up a German Equatorial Mount

A Guide to Setting Up a German Equatorial Mount

A Guide to Setting Up a German Equatorial Mount. Visit us at: www.scopesnskies.com www.pulsar-optical.co.uk Presented by Robert J Dalby Produced by The Astronomy and Nature Centre in association with ARB Media Productions. Video Rating: 4 / 5

October 28, 2012 | 17 Comments More
Sky-Watcher Guide Scope Mount

Sky-Watcher Guide Scope Mount

Video review and demonstration of the Sky-Watcher Guide Scope Mount. Video Rating: 5 / 5

October 25, 2012 | 16 Comments More
Astronomy Now's guide to solar observing 6 - Image processing basics.m4v

Astronomy Now’s guide to solar observing 6 – Image processing basics.m4v

So, you’ve snapped hundreds of shots of the Sun, now what? Nick Howes explains how to stack your images using two of the most widely used software packages, Registax and AviStack. REMEMBER! NEVER EVER look directly at the Sun, with your naked eye or through a telescope, as this will cause immediate and permanent blindness! […]

September 25, 2012 | 27 Comments More
Transit of Venus 2012: A Viewer's Guide

Transit of Venus 2012: A Viewer’s Guide

Hank briefs us on the upcoming planetary transit of Venus, which will be observable June 5th and 6th of 2012. Like SciShow on Facebook: www.facebook.com Follow SciShow on Twitter: www.twitter.com Instructions for watching the transit (or an eclipse) using binoculars: www.youtube.com References: eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov science.nasa.gov spaceX, ISS, solar eclipse, transit of venus, venus, planetary venus, mercury, […]

July 20, 2012 | 17 Comments More
Great Beginners Guide to Astronomy

Great Beginners Guide to Astronomy

Learn the basics! Telescope review: sortofinteresting.com binoculars review: sortofinteresting.com Video Rating: 4 / 5 [wholesale.ankaka.com Multi-function 8 in 1 Portable LED Card Description: Multi-function 8 in 1 LED Card contains eight functions: Telescope, Laser Pointer, Compass, 3 times Magnifier, Ballpoint Pen, LED flashlight, PDA Handwritten Pen and UV Light to detect counterfeit money/bills. With its […]

June 6, 2012 | 22 Comments More
Bresser Skylux AZ-70 70mm refractor (A buyer's guide)

Bresser Skylux AZ-70 70mm refractor (A buyer’s guide)

A guide to the Bresser Skylux AZ-70 70mm refractor for astronomy and terrestrial viewing. Available at: www.scopesnskies.com Presented by Robert J Dalby Produced by The Astronomy and Nature Centre in association with ARB Media Productions.

April 22, 2012 | 6 Comments More
Adaptive Optics and Guide Stars for SSA

Adaptive Optics and Guide Stars for SSA

(NO AUDIO) To protect US assets in space, ground-based telescopes track approximately 12000 space objects and debris using telescopes and high power computer systems. The number of objects being tracked continues to grow each year as we become more dependent on our assets in space. Adaptive optics and laser beam guidestars enable telescope operators a […]

April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Travel Guide New Mexico tm Very Large Array (VLA) Socorro

Travel Guide New Mexico tm Very Large Array (VLA) Socorro

The Very Large Array (VLA) comprises 27 radio telescopes in a Y pattern spread across the plains of San Agustin 50 miles west of Socorro. The VLA has been used by more astronomers and has been mentioned in more scientific papers than any other radio telescope in the world. Each antenna is an 82-foot diameter […]

April 4, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Features of the Mini 50mm Guide Scope & Magnificent Mini Pkg

Features of the Mini 50mm Guide Scope & Magnificent Mini Pkg

www.telescope.com A look at the Orion Mini 50mm Guide scope and Magnificent Mini Autoguider package, a great accessory for any astronomer that needs a compete autoguiding package for capturing sharp astrophotos. Visit http to find high quality products for amateur astronomers. Video Rating: 5 / 5

March 27, 2012 | 1 Comment More