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It Must Be Astronomical


The loaner program offers members a means to try scopes of various sizes and technologies before you buy. For more information please see the loaner program web page:

Just before this issue went to press we learned that Pentax now makes a GPS addon to their K-5 and K-r cameras that allows the image stabilization in the camera to track the natural star movement during long exposures. See more at:

Answers from page 5: The Southern Pinwheel - M83; The galaxy that is called the "perfect spiral". - M74 (NGC 628); The Hidden Galaxy, so-called because it is hard to see due to our own galaxy being in the way. - IC 342; One of these is only 1% the size of the Milky Way Galaxy. - NGC 6822; The Lord Ross Galaxy - M51; Bode's Galaxy - M81; Looks like a ring but is actually two spiral arms that appear to connect. - NGC 1398; The Knife Edge Galaxy - NGC 5907; Hosted a very bright and long-lived supernova in 2004 - NGC 2403

“The Sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the Universe to do.”

Galileo Galilei


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