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The skies belong to everyone
Fly me to the Moon!
Talented astrophotographer John Chumack has done it again by capturing two aircraft crossing in front of the waxing gibbous Moon, as shot on January 6, 2012, at 5:47 p.m. EST from his backyard in Dayton, Ohio. [caption image="/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Blogs.Components.WeblogFiles...
Thu, Jan 19 2012
Beautiful waxing crescent Moon closes out year
Ohio astroimager John Chumack captured a delicate waxing crescent Moon from his observatory in Dayton, Ohio, on Thursday, December 29, 2011. He used a 10-inch Meade SCT, an f/6.3 focal reducer, a Canon Rebel Xsi camera set at ISO 400, and a 1/60-second exposure. What a pretty way to ring in the new year...
Tue, Jan 3 2012
Our wondrous Moon
As I mentioned on Monday , Astronomy.com is currently hosting an online contest in conjunction with a great friend of the magazine, the Grammy-nominated musician Sheldon Reynolds. By writing a short paragraph sharing a moment when you paused to really appreciate the amazing beauty of the cosmos, you...
Wed, Oct 12 2011
John Chumack does it again — Moon meets Pleiades
Dayton, Ohio, astroimager John Chumack has a way of capturing one cool astroimage after another, and he’s done it again by sending this neat shot of the Moon and the Pleiades star cluster. As John puts it, “It can be a real challenge to shoot anything deep-sky when it is near the bright glow...
Thu, Sep 22 2011
Sizzling hot image of the week: Rust orange Moon
Florida astroimager Pete Lardizabal shot this beautiful image of the orange Moon he observed about 9° above the eastern horizon near Jacksonville, Florida, at 8:52 p.m. EDT on September 13, 2011. The extreme orange color seen in the area was due to smoke particles from a large smoldering fire in...
Mon, Sep 19 2011
The skies belong to everyone, part one: The Moon
So, you bought a telescope to look at everything the universe has to offer. There are moons, planets, stars, comets, nebulae, and galaxies, many of which are visible to users of small telescopes on any clear night. What should you look at first? [caption image="/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer...
Mon, May 2 2011
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