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Astronomy, stargazing, and promoting dark sky habits and communities. (environment) (interest) (causes)

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Pan Issue on Dark Skies

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Started by World Pantheism. Last reply by PAT O'BRIEN Feb 14. 20 Replies

Share with us how, when and where you stargaze and what it means for you.

galaxy zoo 2

Started by Bec Stone. Last reply by Linda Stalmer Jun 30, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi, I just wanted to inform this group about this site.'s a great site for those who want to make a genuine contribution to the…Continue

Viewing Auroras

Started by World Pantheism. Last reply by Thomas Earle Moore Oct 11, 2009. 2 Replies

Here you can post your aurora photos plus tips on where and when best to see them, and what websites we can use to forecast when and where we might see them.

Promoting Dark Skies

Started by World Pantheism. Last reply by The Dude Aug 29, 2009. 1 Reply

Light pollution is a crime against Nature. It wastes energy, warming the planet. It disrupts animals' diurnal cycles. It disturbs human sleep.Share with us how bad is light pollution where you live,…Continue

Astrophotos @ SEED magazine online

Started by Brian Thomas. Last reply by Bec Stone Jun 26, 2009. 1 Reply

Spectacular photographs of some well-known astronomical objects...

Tags: astronomy, photography

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Comment by PAT O'BRIEN on November 19, 2014 at 6:45am

The skies are clean and viewable in the WINTER, the galaxies and brightness stands out when man's pollution is removed.

Comment by Mark Rawlings on October 28, 2014 at 8:39am

Absolutely!  Of couse the two are sort of mutually exclusive, in that as soon as the weather does anything interesting you generally can't see the sky, as I discovered trying to see the occultation of Saturn by the Moon on Saturday ;-)  I'm no meteorologist, but after working at the UK Met. Office some years back and doing a introductory course in meteorology I've retained an interest ever since.  I took some photos of a supercell a couple of months back, which is a rare phenomenon in the UK - I should try to upload them....

Comment by SSG David C. Hinton (Ret. Army) on October 7, 2014 at 6:42pm

is anyone interested in observing the weather as well as observing the stars?

Comment by mark gershman on April 25, 2014 at 6:39pm

members living in southern nj and phila who would like to take part in a meet up in may or june ,please contact me

Comment by Fay Campbell on June 29, 2013 at 12:35pm

At our 40th class reunion, we went back to our small town lake.  The air above the lake was full of fireflies and I've never seen so many stars!  Advantages of a small town in the middle of a sea of corn and bean fields.  Lovely and healing.


Comment by Lori M. on January 27, 2013 at 11:29pm

Full moon tonight

Comment by Thomas Brawley on August 3, 2012 at 6:02pm

Thanks Brian, yes I have been looking for alternative software but I think I may just go the way of using bootcamp to create a partition. Then down load windows XP to my macbook to run windows software. I found something called Nebulosity but it supported every ccd camera there is I think with the exception of the Neximage 5.

Comment by Brian Thomas on August 3, 2012 at 12:14pm

I don't have direct experience with this, but here's some thoughts:

I suggest looking around to see if you can find Mac software.  Alternatively, ther may be a linux version that you could run (might have to compile it first).

If you need to use the windows version, then it should be possible to boot windows first, then run the software and go from there.

Comment by Thomas Brawley on August 2, 2012 at 7:56pm

Greetings I recently purchased a Neximage 5 ccd from Celestron to use with a omni XLT refractor telescope also Celestron. But I have a macbook pro to capture images and process them. Problem is the software for the ccd camera is windows and though I was told I could run it in a mac using Bootcamp. I'm finding out it isn't as easy as just popping in the disc and running it as I was told. Any pointers or suggestions would be appreciated I am new at astro imaging and just getting started. 

Comment by Nicholas Alexander Cook on May 2, 2012 at 5:38pm

Don't own a telescope, have to settle for images from Hubble and other observatories. Still, the universe is amazing and awe inspiring!


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