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Free Reading

I've added some new material on my website that is free to read:

http://www.philippughastronomer.com/Phi ... ingst.html

You can download the PDFs for use on PCs and portable devices.
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Equipment Envy

We've all been there! We see a photo online or in a magazine that was taken with a 999mm APO and a multi zillion, billion, quintillion terapixel camera. We think that if we just got a higher-paid job or won the lottery, we could get the gear and take pictures like that ourselves.

Apart from the fact that there might actually be some skill required, the fact is that most of us have to work, ...
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Twitter

Due to technical difficulties, I have started my new Twitter account:

http://twitter.com/TheSolarGazer

I tweet updates to my blog and website and retweet astronomy-related info. I still use the hashtags #PhilipPugh and #astronomy. If you don't want to set up your own Twitter account, you can just search for my hastags in your search engine, such as Google.
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Twitter

Due to technical difficulties, I have started my new Twitter account:

http://twitter.com/TheSolarGazer

I tweet updates to my blog and website and retweet astronomy-related info. I still use the hashtags #PhilipPugh and #astronomy. If you don't want to set up your own Twitter account, you can just search for my hastags in your search engine, such as Google.
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Photographing August 2017 solar eclipse, selfie

Hello,

Im planning to make the trek to the path of totality for this eclipse. Ive seen a number of partial solar eclipses over the years, but never a total solar eclipse so this event is a rare opportunity to take in an event which has been on my bucket list. I would like to create a lasting memory of the event by way of a photograph of me in the fore ground (face/shoulders) and ...
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Star Gazing Live starts again tonight

Apparently they are in Australia, so I'm more than a little curious about the logistics of "live" stargazing from downunder...
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NASA Worldwide Telescope Usage Survey

NASA want to know more about where and when astronomers are using their telescopes. The reason is because they're concerned about the increasing use of satellites to perform LIDAR scanning of the earth (LIDAR is like radar but with lasers). The lasers are well within the safe limits against people accidentally looking up when they're scanning, but they want to know the relative risk of telescope users getting more light in the eye than they're ...
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