How to photograph the planets

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David Hearn takes outreach to new level with Kissimmee Park Observatory

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Cygnus, The Swan, is a majestic and easy to identify constellation in the northern hemisphere. This is best viewed in summer and autumn when it rises overhead in the night skies. Cygnus is a great naked eye constellation with lots of detail and great objects within it as you start to use more powerful optical …

A telescope is a spectacular scientific instrument that is accessible to people of all means and abilities and opens up the wonders of the Universe. Like all things technical it is a tool and you will only be able to use it with the correct training. Also, typically, there are a number of different types …

The constellation Orion is an easily recognisable star grouping visible in the northern hemisphere in even the most light polluted skies. Orion is depicted in amy ways: as a hunter wielding a club and shield, brandishing a sword and shield, or clubbing a lion. These however are just visualisations interpreting a pattern in the stars. …

Everyone at some time in their lives must have looked up at the stars in awe at the vastness of our home galaxy and the universe. This is the first step in your journey in the amazing world of astronomy. I am writing this series of articles as I found it very difficult to work …