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Binocular Universe: For the Birds

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#1 PhilH


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:54 AM

This month’s column is for the birds. Literally, as we visit a nebulous aviary along the gentle stream of the southern Milky Way populated by a swan and an eagle. We paid a call here last summer, when we focused on M24, the Small Sagittarius Star Cloud. This year, we return to explore a few more showstoppers in and around the area.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 12:50 AM




My 16x70 binoculars portray the swan as floating upside down, which I find worrisome. Telescopes, of course, invert the view to show that the swan is alive and well.


I've never had a single worry. It's just a rubber ducky that some kid knocked over in the Milky Way tub. :grin:

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 09:06 AM

Can we have the PDF's posted for each article? It makes life a lot easier on in the field on a mobile device.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 10:43 AM

" We are working on it as we ,type, though not all articles will have pdfs, please be patient"

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