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Prepare for a Solar Eclipse
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Prepare for a Solar Eclipse

What you need to know to prepare for a solar eclipse will be the subject this week on the Sky-Watcher What’s Up? Webcast. As the Sky-Watcher team notes, “We are coming up on two back-to-back solar eclipses: October 2023 Annular Eclipse and April 2024 Total Eclipse. We take a look […]

APM TSE17 A4 Solar Filter Film
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APM TSE17 A4 Solar Filter Film

The APM TSE17 A4 Solar Filter Film is 100% certified as safe for solar viewing and complies with the DIN ISO 12312-2: 2015 standard. It is suitable for making your own solar filters for telescopes, binoculars, cameras and other solar viewing opportunities. It provides a very natural, comfortable, yellow-orangish solar […]

Solar Eclipse Planning Workshop
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Solar Eclipse Planning Workshop

A Solar Eclipse Planning Workshop is being hosted by the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Friday-Saturday, October 21-22, 2022, at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC), 657 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. The workshop theme is “Preparing Your Community for the Coming Solar Eclipses.” The Solar Eclipse Planning Workshop will be […]

Altair Solar Wedge
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Altair Solar Wedge

The Altair Solar Wedge Version 2 offers improved cooling for longer use with larger refractors. The Altair Solar Wedge (Herschel Wedge) replaces the normal 2″ mirror or prism diagonal at the rear of a refractor telescope. The Solar Wedge transmits a greatly reduced, safe amount of light to the eyepiece or […]

Stellarium 1.0
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Stellarium 1.0

The team behind the Stellarium planetarium software has announced that Stellarium 1.0 is now available. As the Stellarium planetarium team notes, “What makes this 1.0? After more than 20 years of development the program is finally accurate enough for historical application. This is the first release based on the Qt6 […]

Astrospheric
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Astrospheric

The publishers Astrospheric have announce a new model in Astrospheric’s cloud ensemble: The National Blend of Models (NBM). The NBM is a state-of-the-art blend of over 40 models from around the world, including the European model (ECMWF) and NOAAs High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR). The NBM updates every hour and […]

Solar Observing Lab
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Solar Observing Lab

Join Focus Astronomy, Astronomy Association of Arizona and Challenger Space Center of Arizona for the Solar Observing Lab on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 for a special day of solar observing and eclipse prep. The event is open to all ages and all ticket sales go to support the Challenger Space Center. The Solar Observing Lab is a […]

Lunt Modular Solar Telescopes
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Lunt Modular Solar Telescopes

The Lunt Modular Solar Telescopes series provides the ability to enjoy a full range of astronomical observing with only one telescope. Each model is designed to be easily configured between Hydrogen Alpha, White Light, Calcium K, astronomy and daytime terrestrial uses in minutes. The lineup includes the Lunt Solar LS60MT, […]