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June 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Mars one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QoEEGySGm4

OK, these guys are actually doing this. Would you go?

Added by Charles Dunlop on June 26, 2012 at 7:58am — 3 Comments

Post a picture of your first AstroPhoto image...EVER!!!!!

Ok here goes. We all started out as "noobs", wet behind the ears and wondering if this hobby is something worth getting into. There have been many "A-Ha!!!" moments and a lot of "$%@# er" moments. I think I speak for all of us, though, that we have learned quite a bit over the years (anyone remember CelestronLife?) and that we need to look back at the progress made. I'd like to share (and others to join in) my first images taken through a telescope. It was a SkyWatcher 8 inch SCT, UNGUIDED,…

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Added by Steve Coates on June 22, 2012 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Light Pollution

I love the irony in this pic,
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37701744/displaymode/1247?beginSlide=1
We can't see the stars because of all the light pollution we generate, so we'll put up fake stars and constellations and generate more light pollution-Great Idea! Marc

Added by Marc Basti on June 11, 2012 at 1:01pm — 1 Comment

Venus Transit

I watched the Venus transit from this afternoon to this evening along with Richard and Scott who come over to join me.
 
I started to setup at about 2:00 and was ready to go by the time Venus started to crest the limb of the Sun. It was cool watching it begin to chip away at the Sun. Just as it started to do that, the clouds came in and hid the Sun. When they cleared, Venus was about 3/4 of the way past the limb and I was looking forward to watching the full disk come…
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Added by Neil Heacock on June 5, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Venus Transit

For everyone that doesn't have a solar scope like myself here is a link to watch it live.

Added by Bob W on June 5, 2012 at 4:46am — 1 Comment

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