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I'm a wannabe amateur astronomer making do with satisfying my urge by taking astrosolar photographs in white light with available equipment.


Jul
15
comment How to compare a Catadioptrics light asorbtion with a reflector?
Can you clarify the question a bit more? The Nexstar VX9.25 is a reflector. It also isn't clear what you are asking regarding the aperture - 235mm is 235mm, one isn't 'more' than the other because one is a SCT and one is a dob.
Jul
5
reviewed Looks OK Can I look at the sky and find the day of the week?
Jul
5
comment Can I look at the sky and find the day of the week?
More specifically, it answers the 'related note' only. Improve the quality of the answer by also addressing the primary question.
Jul
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's the likelihood of the existence of unknown elements in the Solar System?
Jul
5
comment Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
Yeah, I wanted to add some but didn't have drawings I had permission to use, so figured I would draw some later and add them. May still do that as the ones below aren't credited
Jul
4
answered Why do rocks on other solar system bodies that have an atmosphere seem to be flat?
Jul
4
comment What is the galaxy M87 doing these days?
Just because something is orbiting a black hole does not doom it to be vacuumed up.
Jul
4
reviewed Close Was the progress of astronomy in the 1800s surprisingly slow, and if so why?
Jul
4
reviewed Close Help in determining the features of an unusual, fictional star system
Jul
4
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Why do rocks on other solar system bodies that have an atmosphere seem to be flat?
Jul
4
revised Why do rocks on other solar system bodies that have an atmosphere seem to be flat?
Poor grammar.
Jul
2
comment What limits the usable focal length of telescopes currently?
Thanks to whoever -1'd my answer here without leaving a comment. When I wrote this, the question was NOT about focal length but what limits a telescope's "zoom"
Jul
2
comment Why doesn't this paradox disprove (some) multiverse quantum gravitational theories?
Perhaps you can link to the sources of your information, so we can better explain them to you.
Jul
2
comment CCD in telescopes: Observation and Astro-photography
You'll enjoy using it for visual observations I am sure. A CCD can be attached. It'd fit in place of the eyepiece. If you have a DSLR then give it a go (you'll need an adaptor); if you don't, then don't buy one for astrophotography. For the same money you could get a CCD that will be better for your purposes. But I'd hold off on any camera purchase for a bit yet. Learn a bit more first.
Jul
1
revised Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
Spelling
Jul
1
answered CCD in telescopes: Observation and Astro-photography
Jul
1
answered Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
Jun
30
comment Are astronomers continuously monitoring exoplanetary systems?
Planets form into regular orbits and clear their orbits of other material. After that they don't veer off and slam into one another, as a rule. So it sounds like you are asking if people are continuously monitoring exoplanets in case something that doesn't happen happens just so we'd have a video of it. No, we aren't continually monitoring them like that.
Jun
29
comment Are astronomers continuously monitoring exoplanetary systems?
When you say "collision" what do you mean (as you clearly don't mean 'slam into one another' as you then comment about a change in orbital parameters)
Jun
28
answered What are the objects that are visible from a city?