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Astronomy with binoculars

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This article provides a terrific set of ideas for easy astronomy with binoculars.  I was surprised you can see things like the moons of Saturn, and highly recommend the suggestion of viewing the Moon at other than full.  The late amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake famously discovered his eponymous comet using a powerful set of binoculars.

Written by Andrew Wells Douglass

1 January 2011 at 22:34

Posted in Astronomy

A lunar eclipse

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The eclipse near totality at 22:43 20 Feb 2008.

I lucked out when Libby sent me a txt the evening of the lunar eclipse on Feb. 20, and the weather cleared in time. The conditions were excellent, and although I don’t really have the right sort of camera equipment — a tripod would have been nice! — I managed a few decent pictures with patience and a lot of bracketing.

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Written by Andrew Wells Douglass

9 March 2008 at 02:10

Posted in Astronomy