Mars at Opposition

Mars has always been a fascinating sight throughout history. In renaissance times, it was believed that Mars had oceans and canals. It has been the focus of many a science¬†fiction novel, such as War Of The Worlds by H.G. Wells. As of late, Mars has been the destination of many scientific probes and rovers, and […]

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Favorite Deep Sky Objects

I’ve had an interest in space for most of my life. Ever since I saw the images Voyager 2 sent back of Uranus in 1986, I’ve been obessed with the cosmos. I read every book, looked at every magazine, and watched every show that I came across that dealt with space and space-related things. But […]

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Globular Clusters of Sagittarius

As summer approaches, a different set of constellations make an appearance in the night sky. One of the most recognizable of these is Sagittarius the Archer. Sagittarius is a very interesting constellation as the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, lies nearby. When you look at Sagittarius, you’re actually looking inward towards the center […]

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Sights of Scutum

It can be mind-boggling for new astronomers to find a spot in the night sky to begin their viewing quest. With so many different types of deep sky objects to chose from, it’s not hard to see why. Fortunately, there are constellations which contain a variety of objects to spot. A good example of such […]

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