The DS-2130ATS-LNT is a fully GoTo telescope. Its onboard computer knows the night sky. After a short alignment procedure, your telescope will be ready to take you on a tour of the universe. You will see more objects in one night than Galileo saw in a lifetime. See planets like Saturn and Jupiter, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more.
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What do you think the next generation of telescopes will be? What can’t be done noe that needs to be done? Will the cost really be worth it?
There are several major telescopes in development that will be deployed in space. They will be visual, radio, interferometry, and infrared functions.
On earth we have the world’s largest reflector in production. The main mirror will be 100 meters wide.
I love space and astronomy and I just want to know if there are high paying astronomy jobs and what they are. But nothing that has to do with going up into space.
I am sure that NASA engineers make a good amount of money. They probably hire astronomy people for things like interpreting what they see in the Hubble Telescope. And since they are a government run agency they will probably over pay.
An upgrade from the 90mm Mak, this 130mm Mak offers images that are twice as bright as the 90mm, allowing for better performance in low light conditions. The Maksutov optical design is recognized for being a portable design that is easy to use and has a variety of applications, making it an excellent choice for both terrestrial and astronomical usage. This C130 Mak has excellent optics with razor sharp images over a wide field. The C130 Mak features an internal flip mirror design which allows the user to view celestial objects at a 90 degree angle and also corrects the image orientation to view land objects at a 45 degree angle. This model comes complete inside its own soft sided carrying case. The C130 Mak’s mounting bar is designed to work with a traditional heavy duty photo tripod and is also adaptable to Celestron’s Advanced GT equatorial mount.
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Are the Hubble, ESO, ESA, NASA and Spitzer telescopes’ deep-space photos protected by copyright, or are they open to use because they were obtained with government funds? What are the pertinent rules of usage? If permission is needed, where would that be obtained?.
Ciamalo … I thing Bryce’s advice is right on. I don’t really have a better answer.
I did want to add this, though: I can imagine an instance where an individual or non-government enterprise might pay NASA to carry a payload into space for them or where such an enterprise might lease NASA’s equipment for a special mission. In such a case, the data collected during the period of the lease may be considered the property of the enterprise and thus be subject to the same protections afforded to data collected by the company whenever they use their own equipment.
Mind you, I don’t know that for fact; I’m merely speculating.
I’m going into the eleventh grade and want a career in astronomy, or astrophysics but I don’t know what classes I need to take for them. Plz help!
Just your basic core classes, but try to do honors science and math (particularly physics) and succeed in them. If your high school has an astronomy class, then take that, but I doubt it.
Carson’s SkyView Short-Tube Wide-Angle Telescope is a lightweight, refractor type telescope that is rugged, compact, and easy to use. It has an 80mm objective lens with a 350mm focal length, and is equipped with two removeable Kellner Eyepieces (6mm/25mm). The finder scope is 8x21mm, and a folding table-top tripod is supplied.
The Hows and Whys of Science kit from Educational Insights allows your child to explore a variety of scientific concepts related to astronomy, biology, ecology and magnetism. The kit includes instruments and materials to conduct science experiments including: a telescope, beaker, test tubes, bug viewer, rock samples, compass, optical prism, generator flashlight and more. The step by step guide has color illustrations.
My question is in two parts:
What electromagnetic frequency reaches further into space as a clearly discernible signal: TV or Radio (am or fm)?
At what maximum distance could our radio telescopes be placed such that they still receive a clean, man-made signal from earth?
AM tends to be reflected back to Earth, at least at night, which is why at night you can pick up distant AM stations. FM goes right on out, though, as does TV. We sit at the center of an expanding sphere, currently 110 lightyears in radius, of broadcasts, assuming Marconi’s original signals got out. Current technology could pick up our signals out to about 250 ly, although of course we don’t have signals out that far yet.
A study that was published in Science magazine years ago suggested that aliens receiving our signals could determine the size of the Earth. length of the year and day, size of Earth’s orbit, that we have a moon and its orbital period, mass of Earth, Moon and Sun, and a rough idea of the distribution of humans on Earth.
I am a beginner, What is the best combination of 2 astronomy binoculars that can help to enjoy the view most? Please advise?
A hand-held pair such as 10×50, and a tripod-mounted pair such as 15×70 or 20×80. Get the smaller pair first and get some experience learning the sky before investing in a larger pair.
Personally, when doing binocular observing (under light-polluted skies) I will use a pair of 15×70 hand-held (not everyone can adaquately hand-hold binoculars of this size and magnification) along with a tripod-mounted pair of 25×100 binos. But you need a beefy mount/tripod for such a pair, which is an additional expense.
Telescopes functioning at visible wavelenfths don’t have to worry a bout thermal radiation from their surroundings, but infared telescopes do; infared detectors are usually cooled by liquid nitrogen or liquid helium. Why?
Thermal radiation *is* infrared radiation, that’s why. Not cooling an infrared telescope would be like having an optical telescope made of luminescent materials in a floodlit football field! You’d never see anything through the light already pouring into your eyepiece.
The body of the infrared telescope itself can absorb the infrared radiation and then re-emit it as it warms up. The detector would be overwhelmed by its own infrared emissions and would be unable to detect distant sources. By cooling it with liquid nitrogen or helium you prevent the telescope itself from emitting infrared, and so it can distinguish distant sources.
What is the difference between astronomy and cosmology? Are they the same thing? Also what is astrophysics?
Cosmology is the study of the universe taken as a whole. At the current size of the universe, cosmology deals with structures no smaller than superclusters of galaxies. Astronomy deals with structures smaller than the universe as a whole, such as galaxy clusters, galaxies, stars, black holes, supernovae, planets and so forth. Cosmology is more theoretical than astronomy, and astronomy is more observational than cosmology.
The Celestron PowerSeeker series of telescopes is designed to give the first-time buyer the perfect combination of quality, value, features and power. Offering exceptional value, these telescopes feature portable yet powerful designs with ample optical performance to excite any newcomer to the world of amateur astronomy.
Easy to assemble 80mm German Equatorial refractor;
78% brighter images than a 60mm telescope;
Pre-assembled aluminum tripod and accessory tray;
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Includes two 1.25″ eyepieces and Star diagonal;
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Take a visual and audio tour of the sun moon and planets plus test your knowledge of astronomy with this interactive Solar System Projector.Projects bright clear images of the sun moon and 8 planets on walls and ceilings10 full-color imagesProjects
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Includes a history of Astronomy, Space Dimensions, The Solar System, Stars, Properties of Light, Galaxies, and more.
i have a digital camera of 500 mm lense . I want the telescope under 500 Us dollers so that i can attach the camera to telescope and take pictures. I wana know what are best amature telescopes are and is there any attachment thing so that i dont have to invest again in camera.
Depends on what type of camera you have. Most digital cameras have a lower limit of 30 seconds for taking an exposers. DSLR’s such as Canon and Nikon have a port which you can add a piece of hardware that will override that limit. This lets you go for hours.
Another problem is that most cameras (such as the "point and shoot" type) have no direct way of attaching themselves to a telescope. DSLR’s (the ones that have removable lenses), you can purchase an adapter ring that allows for a direct connection to the telescope.
As for a telescope, You need something with excellent tracking, focusing and sturdy. A $500 budget will just barely buy you a decent mount.
However, one thing you can try is wide field photography. This is where you use a wide angle lens (28mm or better, non-zoom), mount the camera on a good tripod and shoot the sky. Your not tracking the sky, so you’ll need to use short exposer times, but its a great way to get started in astrophotgraphy while you save up for a good mount and telescope
Judging by the names, my guess would be:
Astrophysics: Study of the physics and structure of the sky and what it contains (planets, etc).
Astronomy: General study of the sky, planets, etc and general behaviour of it without going too deeply into the physical make-up of it.
astronomy:The scientific study of the universe and the objects in it, including stars, planets, nebulae, and galaxies. Astronomy deals with the position, size, motion, composition, energy, and evolution of celestial objects. Astronomers analyze not only visible light but also radio waves, x-rays, and other ranges of radiation that come from sources outside the Earth’s atmosphere
The branch of astronomy that deals with the physical and chemical processes that occur in stars, galaxies, and interstellar space. Astrophysics deals with the structure and evolution of stars, the properties of interstellar space and its interactions with systems of stars, and with the structure and dynamics of clusters of stars such as galaxies.
http://www.ted.com Science educator Roy Gould and Microsoft’s Curtis Wong give an astonishing sneak preview of Microsoft’s new WorldWide Telescope — a technology that combines feeds from satellites and telescopes all over the world and the heavens, and weaves them together holistically to build a comprehensive view of our universe. (Yes, it’s the technology that made Robert Scoble cry.)
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Saturn’s many moons have shaped its beautiful rings. And now we have an amazing collection of close up photos courtesy of the Cassini Spacecraft.
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What are the major telescopes scientists use today to study the universe?
What are the names of a few of the major telescopes that scientists use to study the universe?
NASA Space Telescopes:
Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory was deorbited on the Summer of 2000
James Webb Space Telescope
Other nations have launched space telescopes as well, such as Canada’s MOST (often called the "humble" space telescope as it is the size of a suitcase.)
What practical value did astronomy offer to ancient civilizations?
It allowed them to predict eclipses with great accuracy.
It helped them understand our cosmic origins.
It helped them find uses for ancient structures like Stonehenge.
It helped them keep track of time and seasons, and it was used by some cultures for navigation.
Much more important, it predicted growing seasons.
In 2003, the Hubble Space Telescope took the image of a millenium, an image that shows our place in the universe. Anyone who understands what this image represents, is forever changed by it.
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Highlights from the early days of Hubble, from Bad Astronomer Phil Plait.
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Meade’s new, larger 80mm diameter ETX delivers more light gathering for increased image brightness and greater detail. Moon craters by the hundreds, cloud belts on Jupiter, and Saturn’s rings are just the beginning of what can be seen with this telescope.
Meade’s brainy AutoStar computer solves the stargazer’s two biggest challenges in navigating the heavens with a computer telescope: aligning the telescope with the night sky and finding celestial phenomenon in the vast starry firmament. Right out of the box with a simple initialization, AutoStar makes finding the sky’s elusive jewels virtually as easy as pushing a few buttons. Observe land or over 1400 sky objects in stunning high resolution, and learn about the sky with Meade’s extensive astro-library.
An orbiting Solar System right in your room. Now you can explore the wonders of the solar system right in your own room. Just look up at your ceiling and watch as all nine planets orbit around the light-up sun. Listen as the audio CD takes you on a fascinating tour of our solar system. Use the included light-pointer to locate each planet and make comets and meteors streak through the sky. Product Description Give your kids the moon and stars! This intriguing mobile features nine rotating planets and a sun that lights up. Introduce aspiring scientists to the galaxy with 15-minute audio CD that provides a guided tour through the solar system. Comes with auto shut-off after 15 minutes of operation, IR remote control with built-in light pointer and glow-in-the-dark star stickers. Requires 4 “C” and 2 “AA” batteries (not included). Measures 20″ diameter. Recommended Age: 6 – 15 years
Astronomers view light coming from distant galaxies moving away from the Earth at speeds greater than 10% the speed of light. How fast does this light meet the telescopes of the astronomers?
Good question, gravity does effect the light waves. a bend here, a push there=fluctuation.
If light source X is moving away from Observation point Y and Y is constant fixed point, (with is in our conception impossible) The light from Source X would reach the observer at Fixed Point Y , but if the objects are moviong away at faster than speed of light, no light would be visible, it self negates by it’s own velocity.
I really want to change my major to astronomy, but the only thing that is stopping me is the math. Im not good at math and i dont enjoy it. However i was wondering if there was anything else i could do in astronomy? Maybe an assistant to a astronomer? Does anyone know?
You’d need a PhD in astronomy to get a job as an astronomer, and if you wanted to go to grad school in astronomy, you should be majoring in physics. With a bachelors in astronomy, you could teach high school, maybe get a job at a museum, or maybe get a job as a research assistant. I know a few people who have jobs as research assistants, but they’re hard to find because it’s cheaper to hire a grad student to do the same work. Your best bet would be to get a job with NASA, a large lab, or an observatory. These jobs are few and far between, so you’d have to be wiling to move.
Astronomy is a subfield of physics, so yes, it’s going to require a lot of math – at least calculus I and II, probably linear algebra and differential equations.
Aspiring astronomers are always told to study the astronomy star guide before they get to start using the telescopes to peer at the twinkling points of lights in the skies above. They would be told to be able to read these guides, and when they can comprehend the information inside the charts, only then shall they be able to use telescopes. Continue reading
Just when you thought that amateur astronomy only came into existence when Copernicus discovered that the Earth was round or that Haley saw a unique comet, which he named after him, you’ll realize that it was practiced thousands of years ago. The first people on earth already had huge love in amateur astronomy. They observe the stars and the moons to help them decide on the best times for harvest or hunt. Amateur astronomy formed the different superstitions and beliefs, which are popular until now. A common example is that during full moon, some humans will transform into werewolves. Continue reading
The astronomy telescopes are the first tools to grace the hands of astronomers even before there were spaceships, rockets, and astronauts to expose and study the universe. Telescopes were instrumental to the discovery of the different heavenly bodies during the time of Galileo and Copernicus. In fact, they are still used to discover new planets, asteroids, and star systems, and even spot-approaching comets.
A lot of people are interested in astronomy. Most of these are children who simply are fascinated with the stars. In order to sustain their interest and hobbies, where can these astronomy enthusiasts go to get the necessary equipment? The answer is the astronomy store. Continue reading
Advanced Astronomy : Keeps Getting Better
When you speak of advance astronomy, the common things that come up into your mind will be the stars and perhaps the moon. When you have a telescope, usually, it’s all because you want to discover new constellations and perhaps name it after you, watch Venus, which light up the sky especially during early morning, or perhaps a comet that is said to pass by at a particular time of the night. Continue reading
A lot of people seem to have limited thinking when it comes to astronomy activities. They believe that when you take a look at the stars at nighttime, you’re already doing astronomy. Moreover, when you pay attention to the comets and meteors, you’re making yourself involved in advanced astronomy activities. However, just as the universe is vast, there are also plenty of things that you can do together with the heavenly bodies. Continue reading
In this age of computers, everything has been converted into something that can be done with computers. Computers have made everything convenient. Communications has never been easier since the Internet has made its debut. Business is also done seamlessly with e-commerce.
You might be asking yourself, can it be possible to study astronomy using a computer? The answer is: yes. In fact, astronomy software have been introduced and are already widely used by most astronomy enthusiasts? Continue reading
The stars are unbearably many. You can tell that when you look up at the sky. Yet, astronomers actually refer to each star by a name. The name may be proper, like Alpha Centauri, or it can be codes like C4H1 or the like. You might wonder how scientists can accurately pinpoint an individual star to name it, when they are as numerous as the ants that live below the earth.
That’s because astronomers have an astronomy map. These are maps in which they plot the locations of known stars so they would know where Alpha Centauri is placed. They use this data to make observations focusing on one or two specific stars. An astronomy map is very accurate, and is printed in monthly versions since stars change locations every month due to the revolution of the Earth around the sun. Continue reading
Mention about astronomy and the first thing that will come up into your mind will be telescopes—the same ones that are currently used in space centers such as Hubble. Perhaps the only one you’re going to have will be the small one. However, if you just learn to watch out the market, you will soon realize that there are actually plenty of astronomical equipment that you can use. One of the best examples will be the astronomy binoculars. Continue reading
Have you heard of the supernova, the white dwarf, and the pulsars? Do you know where Leo or Cassiopeia is? Surely, you’ve heard of them, but you don’t have any great idea of what they are. You can only do so if you load yourself with a lot of information, such as the ones that you can get from astronomy books. Continue reading
With astronomy, the rest of the universe almost becomes within your reach. However, it becomes a lot easier to do so if you have the right astronomy equipment with you.
For those who wish to pursue astronomy as a hobby or even as a profession, make sure that you can have the following astronomy equipment: Continue reading
Contrary to other people’s beliefs, astronomy is not really for the loners or the geeks. In fact, there is one astronomy club in a city. Their goals may slightly differ from the others, but one thing is for sure: those who join an astronomy club get to share and absorb information that they can use for their respective studies. Besides, it feels good to belong and meet individuals who share the same passion as yours. Continue reading
Who says that the sky and other heavenly bodies are for adults alone? Perhaps you haven’t heard of astronomy for kids. Children are known to be curious individuals. The world is their own observatory, where everything that they can sense—see, smell, touch, taste, and hear—are all worth exploring. They always have questions ready and would never settle for second-rate answers. Continue reading
Our skies are made up of thousands of stars that, when they group together, make up astronomy constellations. These types of heavenly bodies have intrigued a lot of people, even our forefathers. For one, we can come up with millions of stories about them.
Have you seen the astronomy constellations called Leo and Orion? Our lives are dependent on them too. After all, horoscopes are based on the locations of the 12 constellations such as Leo, Capricorn, Libra, and Sagittarius, to name a few.
One of the most challenging sciences, and yet often explored to, is astronomy. It’s also not a wonder why there are millions of people who are pursuing astronomy as a hobby. They like to get to know more about the different heavenly bodies, such as the sun, moon, and stars. If they can get hold of better and more powerful equipment, then surely, they would also include other solar systems and galaxies.
A successful purchase of a new telescope to take your astronomy ventures to a new level is a big deal and can bring pique your interested and passion for viewing the stars. Upgrading to a new telescope may progress your interest from just fooling around with the telescope looking at stars status to someone who is a serious student of astronomy. However, just buying one will not ensure that you will automatically know how to use it. Work will be involved to get the most out of your new telescope. Continue reading
Many people find Astronomy to be intimidating at first given the amount of equipment and supplies needed. Once diving into the hobby one may see the need to purchase an expensive telescope, along with the volume of less than clear data consisting of star charts and planetary charts along with numerous calculations, and the like. While very advanced astronomy does required extensive calculations and the crunching of numbers, one can enjoy Astronomy basics with very little investment. All that is required is the desire to learn and study the night sky and the rest will come with time. Continue reading