• 20 Recommended Astronomy Books
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    20 Recommended Astronomy Books

    Although there are thousands of internet resources that serve the interests of the majority of most amateur astronomers most of the time, some types of information can only be obtained from old-style paper books. It [...]
  • List of Best Space and Astronomy Websites
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    List of Best Space and Astronomy Websites

    Although there are millions of websites that deal with astronomy, cosmology, and space in general, many are guilty of disseminating half-truths, distorted truths, or just plain bad science. So where do you start to look [...]
  • In simple terms, a variable star is a star whose luminosity changes or fluctuates as seen from Earth. The changes in luminosity can be caused by a wide range of possible causes, some of which involve the structure/composition of the star, while others may involve extrinsic factors such as a companion star that eclipses a normally relatively stable star periodically.
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    10 Interesting Facts about Variable Stars

    In simple terms, a variable star is a star whose luminosity changes or fluctuates as seen from Earth. The changes in luminosity can be caused by a wide range of possible causes, some of which [...]
  • Top 10 Night Sky Objects for Amateur Astronomers
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    Top 10 Night Sky Objects for Amateur Astronomers

    Although there are thousands of astronomical objects worth observing in the night sky, all astronomers, both amateur and professional alike, will tell you that they have their own personal favorites. These might include lingering early [...]
  • Interesting Facts About Ursa Major
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    Interesting Facts About Ursa Major

    The Great Bear In Latin, “ursus” means bear, while in Greek the word is “arktos”, hence the name Arctic (“bearish”) which describes the far northern region of the Earth where the constellation of Ursa Major [...]
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    10 Beautiful Star Clusters for Stargazers

    Star clusters represent distinct steps in the evolution of the Universe. On the one hand, globular clusters can be thought of as “fossils”, in the sense that in many cases, they are all that remain [...]
  • Interesting Facts About Orion
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    Interesting Facts About Orion

    Winter Is Coming Orion can be seen by observers located between +85° and -75° of latitude, with the constellation’s appearance at night signalling that winter is coming. That is at least true from mid-northern latitudes [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about White Dwarf Stars
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    10 Interesting Facts about White Dwarf Stars

    White dwarf stars are believed to represent the final evolutionary state of stars that are not massive enough to end their lives in super or hyper novae events. Also known as “degenerate stars”, white dwarfs [...]

Stargazing

  • Rupes Recta (the Straight Wall)
    The Summer Triangle, whose brightest stars mark out the constellations of Cygnus, Aquila, and Lyra, continues to dominate the night sky in August, and in the northern hemisphere appears virtually overhead near midnight, with an upside-down version low in the sky [...]