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Planning a Night of Astronomy

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Here in the Seattle area, we get lots of cloudy days — and nights. So when there are clear viewing opportunities, it’s always nice to maximize overall productivity instead of spending the night trying to figure out what would be interesting to see, slewing all over the place and not giving objects the attention they deserve.

Some choices — like whether or not one is planning to do visual observing or imaging are pretty easy to decide — but then what are you planning to look at? That pair of More >

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Astronomy Literature

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Given that it’s been cloudy here since May 13 another nice way to explore the sky is with some good reading. Aside from the obvious monthly magazines (which take a month to produce and a day to read) such as Astronomy Magazine or Astronomy Technology Today, there are some really good books out there. For starters, The Backyard Astronomers Guide is one of the most complete “get started” books I have found. It’s written for the layperson and contains a wealth of information. From eyeball More >

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