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Jun
11
comment I'm having trouble achieving sharp telescope focus
Light pollution is never a factor for ... the Sun ... Made me smile.
May
20
comment How would the solar system look in a Geocentric model?
Look up a video series on youtube by "CoolHardLogic" called "Testing Geocentrism" He spends a lot of time demonstrating the complexity if you took geocentric claims at face value.
Apr
13
comment why does venus flick?
Very poor seeing would do it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomical_seeing
Apr
2
comment Is it possible that some stars are already black holes yet we see light emitted from before becoming a black hole?
Why limit to naked eye? I'm sure a consumer level 8 inch reflector would see a lot more then 5k stars naked eye on a clear night.
Mar
2
comment How do I soundproof a Meade ETX-90 telescope?
@RobJeffries I thought amateur astronomy gear questions where welcome here?
Jan
22
comment PowerSeeker 114Q
Misaligned secondary mirror maybe?
Dec
1
comment What are the nearest galaxies I can observe?
@AtmosphericPrisonEscape The core was pretty easily seen (and it's easy to see why it was called a nebula originally) as a faint gray cloud with a bright core. The arms and outer clouds where not visible, m32 and m110 where not visible at that time. Pretty sure that was all due to local light pollution.
Dec
1
comment What are the nearest galaxies I can observe?
Andromeda Galaxy Is the nearest large galaxy. I've observed it with a 6" reflector in an orange/5 bortle zone pretty easily.
Oct
23
comment Pictures of a curious astronomical phenomenon
This is everyone's friend Mr. Flare!
Oct
8
comment What is the current size of the SN1006 supernova remnant?
This page has the answers: spacetelescope.org/images/opo0822b
Sep
24
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Aug
7
comment Gallery of 'actual images' from space?
Lots of amateur astrophotography can be found here: reddit.com/r/astrophotography
Jul
14
comment Is it difficult to see DSO in your eyepiece?
It depends on a number of things, local light pollution, aperture, eye piece, focal ratio, the size and brightness of the target, ect. There are a number that are visible in 4-6 inch scopes in moderate light pollution, Andromeda and the ring nebula for instance.
Jul
14
comment Alt-Az or Polar?
Are you going with the wedge to start getting into astrophotography? The folks at r/astrophotography on reddit would be able to give you some help with any problems.
Jul
14
comment Alt-Az or Polar?
I'd not really familiar with meade hand set computers but I imagine they have an alignment helper routine built in you can use in either mode. Good luck!
Jul
14
comment Alt-Az or Polar?
Do you mean will you be able to align in alt-az with the wedge installed? If so, probably not.
Mar
17
asked If I have amateur astrophotography image data that might be of scientific value, what should I do?
Feb
17
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