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  • As NASA reports on its Juno probe amateur astronomers film Jupiter turning blue
    As NASA reports on its Juno probe amateur astronomers film Jupiter turning blue
    Amateurs posting videos on YouTube have demonstrated that average folk not only shoot amazing footage but that it can, at times, change the way we think about topics previously reserved for official sources. As an example of this assertion, an...
  • Astrophotography in the Santa Monica Mountains
    May Astronomy events in the Santa Monica Mountains
    There are a couple good reasons to look skyward in the Santa Monica Mountains this May – a pair of star-studded events provided by the National Park Service.The ringed planet of Saturn will reach the closest point of its orbit to Earth in...
  • Venus in transit
    Baltimore's eye in the celestial sky
    2012 is a busy year for the skies above. Beginning with the annular eclipse this past January, where the Moon passed directly in front of the Sun, to the upcoming penumbral lunar eclipse on November 28, astronomers and star gazers will have an eye...
  • Canon 60Da aims for the stars
    Canon 60Da is designed for the stars
    Astronomers and astrophotographers are excited about the release of the new Canon EOS 60Da Digital SLR Camera, a long-awaited successor to the EOS 20Da that is optimized forastrophotography. This DSLR caters to astronomers and hobbyists who enjoy...
  • Phobos Grunt video Thierry Legault
    Captured: amazing amateur video of doomed Phobos-Grunt
    Right now, the web is abuzz over the failed Russian Mars probe, Phobos-Grunt, which is set to make an uncontrolled plunge to Earth around the middle of January, exact location still undetermined. For many, the thought of a several ton satellite...
  • Phobos Grunt video Thierry Legault
    Amazing amateur video of doomed Phobos-Grunt
    Right now, the web is abuzz over the failed Russian Mars probe, Phobos-Grunt, which is set to make an uncontrolled plunge to Earth around the middle of January, exact location still undetermined. For many, the thought of a several ton satellite...
  • NGC 157
    Local astrophotographers learn the ropes at Mt. Lemmon
    Two of the Seattle area's most active astrophotographers spent four days earlier this month at a workshop with an acknowledged master of the art. Tom Gwilym, president of the Eastside Astronomical Society, shared his experiences and photos at...
  • Lunar eClipse
    Cloudy? See last night's total lunar eclipse, anyway
    Last night brought a total lunar eclipse for all of North America, sky permitting. Unfortunately, not everyone got to see the eclipse thanks to cloudy skies. Here in the Cleveland area, we were socked in by a persistent cloud deck all night, which...
  • Lunar Eclipse
    Photographing tonight's total lunar eclipse with a cheap digital camera
    Tonight, December 20/21, 2010, will produce a total lunar eclipse visible from start to finish all across North America. So, in addition to being a rather rare celestial event, an eclipse of the Moon is also very photogenic, too, so it is only...
  • Sigma and Canon 30D.
    Photographing tonight's total lunar eclipse with your digital SLR
    Tonight, December 20/21, 2010, will produce a total lunar eclipse visible from start to finish all across North America. So, in addition to being a rather rare celestial event, an eclipse of the Moon is also very photogenic, too, so it is only...
  • Lunar Eclipse
    Photographing tomorrow night's total lunar eclipse through a telescope
    Tomorrow night, December 20/21, 2010,will bring one of the rarest and most spectacular of all celestial phenomenon: a total lunar eclipse. So, with a few years separation being the typical average for an eclipse in any given location, it is only...
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    How to photograph an Earth-orbiting satellite
    With literally thousands of man-made satellites orbiting the Earth, it is only natural that a few will be photogenic. So, taking a break from regular photography, how does one go about shooting satellites. In reality, it's quite easy! 1. Use a...
  • The partial stage of the October 27-8, 2004 eclipse.
    June 2010 lunar eclipse photos: where to find them
    This morning saw a lunar eclipse, one of the rarest of all celestial phenomenon, which occurs when the Earth's shadow falls on the Moon. In the deepest part of the eclipse, the Moon seemingly disappears. Needless to say, the event is quite...
  • Partial stage of the October 27-28, 2004 lunar eclipse.
    Lunar eclipse tonight: how to photograph the disappearing Moon
    The entire continent of North America will, to varying degrees, be treated to a lunar eclipse early tomorrow morning starting at around 5:15am. Eclipses are among the rarest of celestial phenomenon and make for great photos. So how does one go...
  • Ceres through the Hubble Telescope.
    Photograph dwarf planet Ceres all next week
    During the course of next week, there will be an unusual, yet very photographic meeting between inner and outer space. Dwarf planet Ceres will be visible moving through the Lagoon Nebula, one of the brightest in all the sky. With a little know-how...
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