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The Light-Hearted Astronomer Observes Again Updates Original 1984 Classic Best Seller
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The Light-Hearted Astronomer Observes Again Updates Original 1984 Classic Best Seller

In 1984 Ken Fulton published the “The Light-Hearted Astronomer”, a humorous and down-to-earth tome offering common sense on practicing amateur astronomy. He has updated his original work in his publication of “The Light-Hearted Astronomer Observes Again” which he crafted to appeal to beginners and experienced practitioners of the hobby. As […]

SkyTools 4 is Now Available in a Visual Observing Edition for Amateur Telescope Users
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SkyTools 4 is Now Available in a Visual Observing Edition for Amateur Telescope Users

SkyTools 4 is now two products, SkyTools Imaging, which comes in a single edition, and the newly introduced SkyTools Visual , which is a comprehensive software platform dedicated to every aspect of visual observing including planning, finder charts, controlling a telescope and logging observations. SkyTools Visual comes in three editions: […]

Xerxes Scientific Announces Prototype of Offers New Single Arm Telescope Mount for Astro Imaging
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Xerxes Scientific Announces Prototype of Offers New Single Arm Telescope Mount for Astro Imaging

Xerxes Scientific launched last year with the purpose of creating semi-custom telescope mounts and control systems for astronomical imaging. Their initial product designs were the D11 and D21 direct drive modules which are part of their modular telescope mount system, which can either be incorporated into custom telescope mounts or […]

Backyard Observatories is Launching a New Remote Telescope Hosting Complex in Northern Ohio
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Backyard Observatories is Launching a New Remote Telescope Hosting Complex in Northern Ohio

The team at Backyard Observatories has announced they are building a new remote telescope hosting facility in Northern Ohio. The “NORTH” (Northern Ohio Remote Telescope Hosting) observatory complex will be ready to host telescopes later this year in Chatham Township, Medina County Ohio located on the edge of Amish country. […]

St. John’s College Installs the World’s Only Working Armillary Sphere, A Precursor to the First Telescopes
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St. John’s College Installs the World’s Only Working Armillary Sphere, A Precursor to the First Telescopes

St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico has turned back the clock, way back, as they have commissioned and installed on their campus the only completely operational Tycho Brahe armillary sphere in existence. The intricate device was originally invented in the 16th century by astronomer Tycho Brahe and was […]