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Amateur Astronomy

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How to Get Started in Amateur Astronomy

How to Get Started in Amateur Astronomy: Astronomy is the study of the stars, planets, and other celestial objects that populate the sky. It is an endlessly fascinating field, the oldest of the natural sciences, and one of the few areas of science that amateurs can directly assist th…

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Star Track - Arduino Powered Star Pointer and Tracker

Star Track - Arduino Powered Star Pointer and Tracker: Star track is an Arduino based, GoTo-mount inspired star tracking system. It can point and track any object in the sky(Celestial coordinates are given as input) with 2 Arduinos, a gyro,RTC module,two low-cost stepper motors and a 3D printed structur…

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The Universe Around You: What an Amateur Astrophotographer Can See

With his Meade LX200 GPS 12" telescope and some second-hand camera lenses, J-P Metsävainio can take pictures of some of the most beautiful sights in the Milky Way.

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Saturn, a jewel of our night sky … shot with amateur astronomy gear. [OC]

The amateur hobby of humanity since the dawn of time and scientific study of celestial objects.

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Bouwverslag 350mm f/4 Kofferdobson

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Getting Started in Amateur Astronomy With Binoculars

Grab a good starter astronomy book and a good astronomy binoculars will get you off to a great start in watching the night sky. This Hubpages will show you how.

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Another DIY Parallelogram Binocular Mount - IceInSpace

IceInSpace is a community website and forums, dedicated to amateur astronomy in Australia and New Zealand.

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Digital SLR Astrophotography (Practical Amateur Astronomy) - Default

Digital SLR Astrophotography (Practical Amateur Astronomy)

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DIY. An Astro Tracker in Two Nights

After reading an article about amateur astronomy, I decided to take pictures of stars with the help of a common camera using no telescope. In the mentioned article I learnt about Astro Trackers. An Astro Tracker is a device that is used to compensate rotation of the sky of stars in long-exposures. Googling for a while, I found out that it’s no problem to buy them, but the price was a bit high.

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National Geographic StarApp50- 50mm Refractor Telescope w/ Astronomy App - 80-30050

Discover fascinating facts about the constellations and planets as you navigate the night sky with the National Geographic StarApp50 telescope. This easy-to-use refractor is an ideal choice for those wanting to begin their journey into the world of amateur astronomy. It is outfitted with a special mount that allows users to attach their smartphone to the telescope and use the ARTelescope App to locate and learn about constellations and planets. As they move the telescope, users will hear facts about the objects in the app’s database as they come into view. The telescope’s 50mm aperture is great for viewing the Moon and other bright night sky treats, and it comes with two eyepieces and a 2x Barlow lens for multiple magnifications. FEATURES Special mount atop telescope tube enables users to attach their device to the telescope and easily locate constellations and planets in the night sky using the ARTelescope App In-app encyclopedia provides additional details about planets and constellations 50mm aperture is excellent for viewing the Moon and other bright night sky treats Comes with two interchangeable Plössl eyepieces and a 2x Barlow lens to provide magnification options of 23x, 46x, 61.8x and 123x Includes simple mount for smooth movements and a full size tripod with a center accessory tray Additional adapter helps observers position their own smart device over the eyepiece to capture and share images Dew shield cover minimizes build-up of moisture and debris on the lens between observing sessions Download the complete user manual here. CA Residents: Prop 65 WARNING(S) Specs Item Number 80-30050 Optical Design Achromatic refractor Magnification 23x & 61.8x / 46x & 123x(2x barlow) Eyepieces Plossl 26 mm & 9.7 mm Mounting PanHandle Mount Lens Size 50 mm Focal Length 600 mm Eyepiece Size 31.7 mm / 1.25 in Finish Carbon Fiber Wrap Shipping We know that once you've placed your order, you are anxious to receive it! We make every effort to get your order shipped out to you as quickly as possible. As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail. This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We will process the charges to your credit card and your order will ship within five business days from the date of your order. We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopetek.com. Standard shipping time in the US is between 3-5 business days, though it can vary slightly depending on the destination. We typically For updates on your shipment you can enter your tracking number here. We distribute nationwide via UPS and Fedex. Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to provide expedited or international shipping.

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