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Sizing Up The Universe

June 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Last August we wrote a piece called “Two Hundred Light Years.” In it we discussed just how enormous is the known Universe using the “200-light year” [...]

Get-A-Grip Install

May 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

The  Meade 10″ LX200 GPS SCT is a pretty hefty piece of gear. It is a LOT heavier than the Celestron C8 SCT it replaced. We are not exactly sure why that is, but [...]

SKB/Vixen Installation

April 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, we took a FirstLook at the waterproof case from SKB. Today, we will show how simple it was to create a custom-fit insert using the Pick-n-Pluck foam that [...]

SKB iSeries Waterproof Case

April 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

When we took the Vixen Polarie mount and the Polar axis scope to L.A., it was easy enough to pack it in the carry-on case. That got us to thinking that we should get a [...]

Vixen Polarie Setup

March 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

When we went out to L.A. we took with us the Vixen Polarie on the chance that we would have an opportunity to give the Star Tracker a try. For expediency sake, we decided [...]

Vixen Polar Axis Scope: FirstLook

February 8, 2012 // 0 Comments

In early January we posted a FirstLook of the Vixen Polarie Star Tracker. As astrophotography is still a bit of a niche hobby, the number of questions we got about it [...]

Vixen Polarie FirstLook

January 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

Last  Spring we attended our first Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) conference (Day1, Day2, Day3). The conference is an annual gathering of astronomy enthusiats and [...]

iOptron iExplore 70 AZ Telescope FirstLook

November 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

Meade and Celestron are the two dominant players in the telescope market. In the past, the astro gear (LX200GPS, ASGT tripod, HyperStar, etc…) we looked at was more [...]

Celestial Globe

November 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Earth-centric model of the Solar System was first proposed by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy around 150 AD. That logical, but foundationally incorrect, model endured for [...]
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