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Improved Telescope Mounting

So, any idea what this handy-dandy thing is? Okay, so maybe I sort of gave it away in the post title… I know what you’re about to say next. Why are we looking at a mount? What’s so special about a … Continue reading

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Precession

We have a bit of a shorter post today—I thought precession warranted its own post, before I go on to talking about the ecliptic. Precession is refers to the way Earth wobbles around on its axis, a bit like a … Continue reading

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The Celestial Sphere

The celestial sphere is certainly a strange way to think about the night sky. It makes sense to use globes to diagram the Earth. The Earth, after all, is a roughly spherical planet, and flat paper maps have a way … Continue reading

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