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The End of the Hunting Season for Orion

March 11, 2013 |

Constellation Orion

With winter finally ending and although I will not miss the cold & wet, I will miss this constellation, my favourite by far Orion the Hunter.

So before it falls completely out of sight I want to run … Continue reading

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New Telescope Day + 7

January 21, 2013 |

I am little late in coming back with a review of my initial experiences with my new telescope. I don’t think I actually mentioned in my last post what telescope I got. It is a Skywatcher 150p on an EQ3-2 mount.

What that essentially means is that the telescope was made by skywatcher, has an aperture of 150mm (6″) and uses a parabolic mirror. EQ mounts are equatorial which means when set up correctly they can accurately following objects in the sky along the same angle as earth rotation. The 3-2 is the model of the mount.

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Picture of the Week – October 8th

October 8, 2012 |

The Horsehead Nebula is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion.

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