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Looking for methods to preserve night vision

I am awed by the variety and ingenuity of solutions proposed in the previous answer! TL;DR: I wonder if a portable screen of opaque black/dark cloth rising from knee height to above head height, held ...
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Automated (and hopefully free) systems I can subscribe to sending email or SMS text message when the T Coronae Borealis Nova becomes visible?

You can create a (free) account with the AAVSO, and then subscribe to the "Time Sensitive Alerts" forum. The forum will then email you any reports of brightening of T CrB that variable star ...
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What is this celestial phenomenon in the video?

Objects that shed a lot of bits like that and move relatively slowly are usually human-made space junk from low-earth orbit that has slowed down enough to reenter and burn up. It's definitely not a ...
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What is this celestial phenomenon in the video?

As James K said, that's no comet. ;) 12P/Pons–Brooks is a relatively bright comet, but it's certainly not that bright. On 2024-Mar-26, JPL updated the trajectory data for this comet, which has ID ...
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What is this celestial phenomenon in the video?

That is a re-entry of an artifical satellite, or rocket body. (As Darth Pseudonym mentions, its actually the upper stage from the Soyuz MS-25 launched two days earlier). It's certainly not a comet. ...
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Tracking variable stars?

The AAVSO (American Association of Variable Star Observers) organises and tracks many variable stars. For example you can see the latest observations of T CrB (is this your "blaze star"?). ...
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