Eagle Nebula, A Stellar Nursery [M16]
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Eagle Nebula, A Stellar Nursery [M16]

Eagle Nebula, M16 The Eagle Nebula is the 16th object cataloged by Charles Messier and discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745.  Also it spans 70 by 55 light years…

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Coma Corrector Equals Round Stars Everywhere [Newtonian Telescope]
Coma Corrector

Coma Corrector Equals Round Stars Everywhere [Newtonian Telescope]

A Coma Corrector has never been part of my continuous improvement plan. I have been happy with the progress of my astrophotography. And literally thought nothing of it. At least…

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Comparing M13 Photos [Messier 13]
M13: Great Globular Cluster May 16, 2019 Messier 13 Telescope: RRRT (Fan Mountain) Camera: SBIG STX-16803 Exposure: Visible (Mono): 40 @ 2 min Total - 1 Hour 20 minutes exposure

Comparing M13 Photos [Messier 13]

M13 or the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules is an astronomy favorite. It is 145 light years in diameter and contains approximately 300,000 stars. I've recently focused two telescopes on…

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How To Find Night Sky Objects Without A GoTo Mount [Plate Solving]
Messier 3 Globular Cluster May 28, 2019 Messier 3 Telescope: Modified Orion Astroview 6 Camera: Canon EOS XTi Exposure: No Filter: 14 @ 90 seconds Total - 21 minutes exposure

How To Find Night Sky Objects Without A GoTo Mount [Plate Solving]

I want to find night sky objects with a GoTo mount. If you know me, I love technology. Yet for this hobby, I want to learn the night sky with…

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My Polar Alignment Methods [Telescope Setup]
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My Polar Alignment Methods [Telescope Setup]

Messier 51 or M51 or Whirlpool Galaxy. Telescope: RRRT (Fan Mountain) Camera: SBIG STX-16803 Exposure: Red: 14 @ 2 min Blue: 14 @ 2 min Visible: 14 @ 2 min…

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Messier 51 On The RRRT [Whirlpool Galaxy]
Messier 51 or M51 or Whirlpool Galaxy. Telescope: RRRT (Fan Mountain) Camera: SBIG STX-16803 Exposure: Red: 14 @ 2 min Blue: 14 @ 2 min Visible: 14 @ 2 min Total - 84 minutes exposure

Messier 51 On The RRRT [Whirlpool Galaxy]

Remember my last article? You know the one about my experience at the Fan Mountain Observatory in April 2019. The outcome was to target Messier 51 or the Whirlpool Galaxy…

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