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Northern Lights Over Canada

September 19, 2017 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html The spectacular aurora borealis, or the “northern lights,” over Canada is sighted from the International Space Station near the highest point of its orbital path. The station’s main solar arrays are seen in […]

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Long Way From Home

September 18, 2017 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html This picture of a crescent-shaped Earth and Moon – the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft – was recorded Sept. 18, 1977, by NASA’s Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 […]

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Cassini End of Mission

September 15, 2017 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html Cassini program manager at JPL, Earl Maize, left, and spacecraft operations team manager for the Cassini mission at Saturn, Julie Webster embrace after the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 […]

Telescope Types

Catadioptric Telescopes

March 18, 2017 starjunkie 0

Catadioptric telescopes use a combination of mirrors (reflection) and lenses (refraction) to create an image within your eyepiece (or camera). This process allows for less distortion and higher focal length in a compacted telescope. Their […]

Telescope Types

Refractor Telescopes

March 18, 2017 starjunkie 0

When people think of telescopes, the type that they are probably referring to is a refracting telescope. The first ‘telescope’ ever used was created by Hans Lippershey, a 17th century spectacle maker. There are many […]