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  • What Is a Quasar? 28 September 2021
    A quasar is a supermassive black hole gorging on gas in the heart of a distant galaxy. The post What Is a Quasar? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Monica Young
  • Getting Started in Planetary Imaging 16 September 2021
    It's planet season! Here are some tips to help you start imaging the giant planets while they're in easy view. The post Getting Started in Planetary Imaging appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Richard S. Wright Jr.
  • Astrophotography: How Long Can You Go? 16 August 2021
    While many astrophotographers follow the "rule of 500" (or 300), some experimentation can help find the right exposure time for your setup. The post Astrophotography: How Long Can You Go? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Richard S. Wright Jr.
  • Beating the Heat in Astrophotography 16 July 2021
    Keeping your camera cool is an essential element to obtaining good clean images in astrophotography. The post Beating the Heat in Astrophotography appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Richard S. Wright Jr.
  • How Many Planets Are In Our Solar System? 15 July 2021
    There are eight planets in the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The post How Many Planets Are In Our Solar System? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Maria Temming
  • Finder Charts for "Meet the Neighbors" in the October 2021 issue 12 July 2021
    If you read Steve Gottlieb's article in the October 2021 issue of Sky & Telescope entitled "Meet the Neighbors: The Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Family," you likely followed the link for […] The post Finder Charts for "Meet the Neighbors" in the October 2021 issue appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    The Editors of Sky & Telescope
  • Going Deep October 2021: Finder Charts for Arp Galaxies 12 July 2021
    Use these finders to locate the Arp targets discussed in the Going Deep column in the October 2021 issue. The post Going Deep October 2021: Finder Charts for Arp Galaxies appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    The Editors of Sky & Telescope
  • Stargazing Forecast: Will You Have Clear Skies Tonight? 7 July 2021
    These websites and apps can help you forecast the astronomical observing conditions for your next night out. The post Stargazing Forecast: Will You Have Clear Skies Tonight? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Rod Mollise
  • What Is a Star Party, and Where Can I Find One? 29 June 2021
    If you're an amateur astronomer and planning a vacation for your family, consider planning a vacation around a star party. Deep-sky star parties — as opposed to more traditional, general-interest […] The post What Is a Star Party, and Where Can I Find One? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    The Editors of Sky & Telescope
  • Demystifying Flat-Frame Calibration 17 June 2021
    Many astrophotographers skip flat fields because they seem complicated. But the flats can greatly improve your images — here's how to do them. The post Demystifying Flat-Frame Calibration appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Richard S. Wright Jr.