What’s Important to You?

Noticeable changes in the sky usually take thousands of years to happen. Your kids noticeably change everyday if you're paying attention.  Since about Mid-April, life and weather got in the way of my hobbies. For about 6 weeks, I haven't had a truly clear night. On the acceptable nights, I just wasn't in the mood. …

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64-bit Deep Sky Stacker (DSS) is Here!!

I stumbled upon this last night after not imaging for a couple weeks due to weather. There are no release notes on the version, but I've been waiting for this since I started, so I went ahead and downloaded it. So far, so good. The look and feel are basically the same with only slight …

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How Do You Get Kids Into Astronomy?

Really... that's not a title... I'm asking a question! In all seriousness, I can give you a simple answer to this question - You Don't! Astronomy isn't soccer, or baseball, or dance. There is an instant gratification of looking through an eyepiece and seeing Saturn's rings, but it's not a physical gratification of scoring a goal …

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5 Things Every Astrophotographer Needs

Regardless of your mount, or OTA, or camera, there are things every astrophotgrapher needs to survive. These aren't equipment related, but something all of us can relate to. 1. An understanding or similarly interested spouse and/or family. When you start in with astrophotography, if you decide to stay with it through the first levels of …

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