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Title : Awesome Astronomy February 2023

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The Discussion:

· Our dark sky practical astronomy event, AstroCamp

· Farewell Apollo 7’s Walt Cunningham

· Comet C2022 E3 ZTF reaches naked eye brightness

The News:

Rounding up the astronomy news in February, we have:

· Incredible finding: stars have not always been made the same way throughout the history of the Universe

· The debacle of the first space launch from UK soil

· 3 rocky water worlds found by the Kepler Space Telescope

The big news story: a decade-long study finds light pollution is worse than we thought

The Sky Guide:

This month we’re taking a look at the large winter constellation of Ursa Major with a guide to its history, how to find it, a few deep sky objects to seek out and a round-up of the solar system views on offer in February.


Does the James Webb Space Telescope have to take calibration frames like I do from Earth – darks, flats, and bias frames to then stack? From our good friend Peter Coates in East Yorkshire.

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

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