"But I can't draw!"It's a complaint many an art teacher is all too familiar with. Perhaps you had the same thought upon discovering that our topic this month is astronomical sketching. Sketching at the eyepiece isn't as hard as you might think, as long as you don't rush. Besides a telescope and eyepieces, you'll need a clipboard, a sheet of paper with a circle on it to represent the field of view,...
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July 2013: Use the anniversary of man first setting foot on the Moon to conduct your own lunar mission.
Published: May 28, 2013 //
The beauty of these summer stellar pairs might lead to a new passion.
Published: April 22, 2013 //
May 2013: Careful observation is key to avoiding the unidentified.
Published: March 25, 2013 //
April 2013: The northern part of the Maiden’s constellation is home to hundreds of galaxies.
Published: February 25, 2013 //
March 2013: Leo the Lion provides excellent targets to begin your spring galaxy voyage.
Published: January 28, 2013 //
February 2013: Witnessing the glowing lights of aurorae makes patience and persistence worthwhile.
Published: December 21, 2012 //
January 2013: You can’t capture the detail of the Dawn mission, but observing its targets is a thrill nonetheless.
Published: November 26, 2012 //
December 2012: These "Prime 9" targets will wow beginning observers.
Published: October 29, 2012 //
November 2012: This columnist relives the pieces that brought out the beginner in each of us.
Published: September 24, 2012 //
October 2012: Using your phone’s camera through a telescope’s eyepiece is a simple and inexpensive foray into astroimaging.
Published: August 28, 2012 //
September 2012: A First Quarter Moon offers observers countless targets, including two special letters.
Published: July 23, 2012 //
August 2012: Having a disability shouldn't prevent anyone from active participation in astronomy.
Published: June 25, 2012 //
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