Daily Archives: August 2, 2017

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomy.org Skynet Update – Remote Imaging for Members AAAP is sponsoring member access to remote astro-imaging through UNC-Chapel Hill’s Skynet robotic telescope network. The telescopes are located all over the world, typically are … Continue reading

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From the Assistant Director

by Larry Kane, Assistant Director As some of you may know, the last five months have been, health-wise, somewhat tough going for me. While I am confident that I can carry out existing and future projects for the AAAP, I … Continue reading

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Astrophotography Workshop

The Adirondack Public Observatory is offering a four day workshop in astrophotography this fall from October 19 to October 22 in Tupper Lake, New York. The skies at their observatory are 6.5 magnitude. Three experienced astrophotographers will be taking classes … Continue reading

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Ted Frimet’s second attempt at remote astrophotography

(We won’t talk about his first attempt!) Observation of Albireo was made with three exposures for Red, Green, and Blue Colorized and composited in Gimp for Mac OS X – adjusted curves and thresholds. Telescope Prompt8 Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory … Continue reading

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Telescope Time Machine

extrude, slice and dice – best served defocused by Ted Frimet Almost every amateur observer wants to get the biggest bang for their buck. This is especially true when they sit down for a spell, to look at the wonders … Continue reading

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Dark Matter

by Prasad Ganti Just when we thought that things are falling into place and that we know enough about the Universe, came the revelation that the Universe is dominated by dark matter and dark energy; which between them account for … Continue reading

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The Great Red Spot Spotted!!

by Kevin Mooney After the little kiddies go home on a public night, there’s always one object you would like to go back to view again later in the evening. That moment came on Friday June 9th when Team 2 … Continue reading

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