Amateur Astronomers See 'Blades' on Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Backyard telescopes and amateur eyes see where “pro” astronomers can’t | Ars Technica
Click here…. Click here to read more…. For the first two weeks of July , I had the grand opportunity to take a vacation to northern Chile. North Optics Solar Eclipse. In preparation for the eclipse, our North Optics store organized an expedition to the area of the central strip, looking for a unique place. Surely this is the height of laziness, a motor to turn the focus knob for you! Incredible, I thought as I folded my copy of that month's star magazine closed.
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By Jonathan O'Callaghan. An array of colours, from pinks to blues and oranges, fill the night sky to create an amazing collection of interstellar patterns. Captured up to 20 million light-years away, this is stargazing at its best. But these incredible images weren't taken by a deep-space probe, they were snapped by sales manager Terry Hancock, 60, from the comfort of his back garden. Galaxies like Messier 81, also known as Bode's Galaxy, are revealed in stunning detail by Hancock's photos.
The United Kingdom is a terrible place to use a telescope, at least if you consider the weather. There might be one clear night a week, or worse. So it probably takes a certain amount of bravery for somebody like John McKeon to invest in a telescope and use it to look at the planets in between dodging clouds and rainstorms and snow. Yet, McKeon—by all accounts an amateur telescope enthusiast—spotted something to spark the interest of a professional.