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Apus

By |2020-07-26T21:04:49+00:00July 26th, 2020|

Apus is a small constellation located in the third quadrant of the Southern Hemisphere. It represents a bird-of-paradise, but its name means “without feet” in Greek as the bird-of-paradise was once wrongly believed to lack feet. It was listed by Petrus Plancius in the late 16th century, along with 11 other relatively new constellations. Between [...]

Antlia

By |2020-07-26T21:04:05+00:00July 26th, 2020|

Antlia is a constellation located in the second quadrant of the Southern Hemisphere and is the representation of an air pump. Originally Antlia Pneumatica, the constellation was listed by Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille in the 18th century. Its name was later abbreviated by John Herschel. Its latitudes are between +45 and -90, while its neighboring constellations [...]

Comet NEOWISE Passes By

By |2020-07-26T20:09:08+00:00July 26th, 2020|

The comet NEOWISE has captured the interest of all novice and professional astronomers alike. Having been discovered March 27, 2020, by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE), it made its closest pass to the sun on July 3rd, before circling back towards our solar system. The reason it is such an exceptional sight [...]

The Closest Image of Our Sun

By |2020-07-26T20:31:44+00:00July 26th, 2020|

The Sun has always been at the center of our lives. From bringing us exceptional warmth to growing thousands of varieties of food to sustain us, the Sun allows life to persevere above all else. It is for this reason that without the Sun lighting our way, we would have long since fallen into disarray. [...]

Telescopes, Mounts, & Lenses: Which Type of Telescope Is the Best?

By |2020-07-26T19:53:16+00:00July 23rd, 2020|

Telescopes come in all varieties for different uses and specialties. But because of these varieties, specialties, and uses, buying a telescope that suits your needs can be more difficult than using one. In this article, I will explain the three most common types of telescopes and their various uses, along with what mounts and lenses [...]

NEOWISE Rises High

By |2020-07-23T20:51:11+00:00July 23rd, 2020|

The comet NEOWISE has been taking the world by storm in recent weeks. NEOWISE is a recently discovered comet with a diameter of 3 miles and is flying approximately 23.3 million miles away from the sun. From where I live in, I had a window of 30 minutes each night to view the comet and [...]

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