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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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Meteor Shower on October 21st

October 16, 2012 |

The Orionids Meteor Shower will best viewed on October 21st just before dawn, although they should be visible between midnight and dawn. The meteors will originate in Orion and you should be able to see about 15 per hour.

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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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