Here is the Eagle nebula taken using off-the-shelf equipment available to the amateur astronomer. So what instrument can we use see the Pillars of Creation with amateur astronomy telescopes?
Dustin talks about his experiences with the new iOptron equatorial mounts. And Tony wonders about the effects of LED streetlights on our night skies.
Is the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics science? While we may not be able to say what exactly science is, I can say that I prefer to have my science with a little bit of data. For me to recognize science when I see it, it has to come with some observations or something verifiable
Mar 18th: How “Many Worlds” Quantum Mechanics is Like Intelligent Design and Sets a Dangerous Precedent
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has peered into the chaos of the Cartwheel Galaxy, revealing new details about star formation and the galaxy’s central black hole. Webb’s powerful infrared gaze produced this detailed image of the Cartwheel and two smaller companion galaxies against a backdrop of many other galaxies. This image provides a new view of how the Cartwheel Galaxy has changed over billions of years.
Black holes do not emit any light of their own making them impossible to see directly with telescopes. So, what’s the closest one to us?
There is a planet so close to its star that its entire year is only a few hours. and any water oceans that it may have had would have long ago boiled away, the surface rocks melt and the clouds would hold lava rain.
There is a lot of interest in a new class of telescopes available for amateur astronomers. These telescopes offer extreme ease-of-use while delivering advanced capability to those just entering the hobby of amateur astronomy. In this episode, Dustin Gibson, CEO of OPT Telescopes and Tony Darnell discuss the value of these scopes and the promise they hold for newcomers to the hobby.