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  • 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.
  • 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's Up at Star Parties? 29 June 2021
    When amateur astronomers and their families plan a vacation, they are increasingly likely to plan it around a star party. The big amateur gatherings have been growing in recent years, […] The post What's Up at Star Parties? 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.
  • Dark Frames and Bias Frames Demystified 24 May 2021
    The road to clean, easy-to-process data begins with proper image calibration, and the first step is to take dark and bias calibration frames. The post Dark Frames and Bias Frames Demystified appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Richard S. Wright Jr.
  • Astrophotography On The Go: When Failure Is Not An Option 21 April 2021
    Anytime you travel beyond your own backyard to do astrophotography, the whole endeavor can be lost because of one missing link in the chain. Here's what to remember. The post Astrophotography On The Go: When Failure Is Not An Option appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Richard S. Wright Jr.
  • George Carruthers: Telescope Maker and Lunar Pioneer 29 March 2021
    Astronomer and engineer George Carruthers (1939–2020) designed and built the first observatory on another world. The post George Carruthers: Telescope Maker and Lunar Pioneer appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Ben Skuse
  • How Focal Ratio Affects Your Astro Images 15 March 2021
    Understand focal ratio to improve your astrophotography. The post How Focal Ratio Affects Your Astro Images appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Richard S. Wright Jr.