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Time-lapse Sequence of Jupiter’s South Pole

February 23, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html This series of images captures cloud patterns near Jupiter’s south pole, looking up towards the planet’s equator. Source: NASA Image of the Day Time-lapse Sequence of Jupiter’s South Pole NASA Image of the […]

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Orion’s Powerhouse

February 21, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html A technician works on the European Service Module that will propel the Orion spacecraft in space and provide air, water and electricity for future crews. Source: NASA Image of the Day Orion’s Powerhouse […]

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 […]