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Cloudy Nights Announcements
  News from the Cloudy Nights team pertaining to the website and forums
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Celestial Events
  Welcome to Celestial Events, a bulletin board for announcements about currently or soon to be observable astronomical events. Need a finder chart for that bright comet? Want to know when the next meteor shower will peak? Looking for suggestions on what to observe? Visit regularly for answers to all your questions about what's happening now in the celestial show. If folks want to discuss these events, the staff of Cloudy Nights invites you to start or join a thread in the appropriate observing forum. Celestial Events is for announcements only.
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These core forums are what Cloudy Nights is all about:! General Astronomy Threads Posts Last post
Beginners Forum (6 viewing)
  A place for people new to the hobby to ask their questions and receive some helpful answers. We're here to help you.
12326 180707 * Re: Rude Public at Star Pa...
    (star drop) - 08/17/09 11:37 AM
General Observing and Astronomy (1 viewing)
  General Observing and Amateur Astronomy topics and questions that do not fit into our other forums. This includes unaided eye observing (satellites, weather, auroras etc) and non equipment topics (LASIK, observing sites, dressing for the cold/hot etc)
1521 16349 * Re: Welcome to the General...
    (ahopp) - 01/31/13 08:31 AM
Light Pollution
  While CN does not typically allow politics, this is one forum in which the discussion of legislation dealing with this matter is permitted. This is a problem that will eventually affect all of us to one degree or another.
5 232 * Re: Xmas yard and house de...
    (JayinUT) - 11/16/09 01:13 PM
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Discussion about telescopes, mounts, eyepieces, etc Equipment Discussions Threads Posts Last post
ATM, Optics and DIY Forum (8 viewing)
  Amateur Telescope Making (ATM) and any do it yourself related activities. Ask questions, discuss and post pictures of telescope related projects, optics, telescopes, observing chairs, etc.
7434 109185 * Re: Binocular eyepiece for...
    (GlennLeDrew) - 07/19/13 03:15 PM
Binoculars (19 viewing)
  "Best Of Binocular" Library, How to Choose, Equipment Minireviews, Observation Reports, Testing Aspects, Aberrations and Deficiencies, Books, Binocular Mounts, Observing Lists, Exit Pupil vs Eye Pupil, Binocular Vision and more
7679 107471 * Re: Kern Focalpin Binocula...
    (msholden) - 08/03/13 02:13 PM
Binoviewers
  Binoviewer discussion forum
2069 20867 * Re:DIY Televue Binovue Ali...
    (rick rian) - 08/19/12 12:24 AM
Cats & Casses (4 viewing)
  A forum for discussing Cassegrain (Classic Cassegrain, Ritchey-ChrĂ©tien, Dall–Kirkham, etc) and Catadioptric telescopes (Schmidt and Maksutov Cassegrains, ACF, Edge HD, etc).
6155 79210 * Re: Post a picture of your...
    (joseph07081) - 07/30/13 09:35 PM
Classic Telescopes (5 viewing)
  Telescopes from an era gone by. The place to discuss older telescopes. Antiques, flea market finds, and scopes from grandpa's attic. From the 1780's to the 1980's - refractors, reflectors, and early SCT's. Fine classics like Clark and Zeiss to nostalgic favorites like Sears, Cave, Edmund, and Unitron are fair game. Discussing all aspects of restoring, collecting, and observing with older scopes.
4486 61931 * Re: Vixen Cygnus 60L?
    (planet9) - 08/03/13 07:54 AM
Equipment (18 viewing)
  A forum for any general equipment discussion, accessories and a great starting point if you are not sure where to post that burning question about equipment.
12839 163607 * Re: Make an Internal Telra...
    (n1wvet) - 08/04/13 01:22 AM
Eyepieces (8 viewing)
  A place to discuss our favorite eyepieces and eyepiece accessories, barlows, filters, etc.
13261 201604 * Re: Eyepieces - Orbinar
    (starnutty) - 07/02/13 07:50 AM
Mounts (8 viewing)
  A Forum to discuss all types of mounts and mount accessories - including computerized, manual, GEM, fork mount, parallactic, alt-az, DSCs, PushTo and GoTo systems.
9796 99409 * Re: Post a picture of your...
    (dmdouglass) - 07/29/13 02:19 PM
Observatories (3 viewing)
  A forum for discussing the ins and outs of current observatories as well as sharing designs, and ideas. Manufacturers and Vendors are invited to attend.
2009 46135 * Re: Orion Ranch Observator...
    (Lord Beowulf) - 08/01/13 09:29 PM
Reflectors (5 viewing)
  A forum for discussing Newtonian type reflecting telescopes (including Schmidt and Maksutov designs as well as Herschelian, Off-Axis, etc).
9818 154271 * Re: Post a picture of your...
    (Faith_J) - 07/27/13 05:52 PM
Refractors (8 viewing)
  A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.
12193 232048 * Re: APM 107 f/6.5 triplet ...
    (Rich V.) - 05/30/13 10:46 AM
Celestron SkyScout and Meade mySky
  A dedicated forum for the Celestron SkyScout and Meade mySky hand held planetariums. Feel free to talk about likes/dislikes/Celestron SkyScout and Meade mySky modifications and such.
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    (Moondoggy) - 02/22/13 05:51 AM
Video and Electronically Assisted Astronomy (1 viewing)
  This forum is dedicated to 'semi-live' electronically assisted viewing of astronomical events and targets. Discussed devices include (but are not limited to) the Collins I3, StellaCam, Mallincam and other 'semi-live' output devices.
716 10490 * Re: Not for the 'FAINT' of...
    (Digital Don) - 07/31/13 01:19 AM
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Discussions about the various aspects of Astrophotography and Sketching Astrophotography and Sketching Threads Posts Last post
Beginning and Intermediate Imaging (2 viewing)
  This forum is mainly intended for beginners getting started imaging as well as intermediate imagers looking to improve their technique. Typical beginning imaging equipment will include webcams, the Meade DSI and other low cost imagers. Please read the image posting guidelines before you post!
8529 71661 * Re: "Bright" Challenge Hal...
    (Charlie Hein) - 06/12/13 12:43 PM
Film Astrophotography
  Discussions about astrophotography using film.
1693 13755 * Re: Pentax 67
    (Nebhunter) - 04/27/13 02:10 AM
Discussion of CN Articles, Reviews, and Reports
  A place to discuss the articles posted on Cloudy Nights
1544 20044 * Re: How to Dehumidify a Te...
    (starrancher) - 08/02/13 02:13 AM
DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing (4 viewing)
  This forum is for DSLR & Digital Camera Astro imaging. Those folks with regular digital cameras are welcome to post here. Discuss equipment, techniques, software; and of course, post your photos! Please read the forum guidelines inside the forum for more info.
14803 130655 * Re: How To Modify a Canon ...
    (jcham21) - 07/23/13 03:12 PM
CCD Imaging & Processing (5 viewing)
  A forum about CCD Imaging to include posting images, taken with CCD camera, discuss techniques, software and engage in friendly conversations. Please read the guidelines - 100K in file size and 800x800 pixels in size are the limits for images!
13059 124666 * Re: CCD Imaging and Proces...
    (Oldfield) - 07/28/13 02:55 AM
Solar System Imaging & Processing (3 viewing)
  A forum to post images of the Sun, Moon, Planets and other objects winging through the Solar System. All Camera types are invited to post images and discuss techniques, software and engage in friendly competition. Please read the image posting guidelines before you post!
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    (bunyon) - 07/18/13 08:48 AM
Sketching (2 viewing)
  A forum for the discussion of sketching stellar objects, and displaying user drawings. Please keep file sizes under 60k, and 800x600 in resolution.
3201 36161 * Re: Post your very first s...
    (Andrev) - 01/19/13 07:15 PM
Astro Imaging/Sketching Contest
  This forum is to be used to submit photos for the Astro Imaging/Sketching Contest.
345 2964 * Re: Apr09 CN Imaging/Sketc...
    (calypsob) - 07/25/13 11:16 PM
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Discussions around observations and objects observed Observing Threads Posts Last post
NEO
  This forum is for the discussion of the NEOs (Near Earth Objects). This will include the various projects, methods of observation and tracking,classification, and the equipment needed to do so.
31 246 * Re: Welcome
    (PhaedrusUpshaw) - 10/27/12 10:00 PM
Planetary and Solar System Observing
  A friendly place to discuss planetary & solar system object observing.
3454 32526 * Re: Neptune
    (azure1961p) - 04/16/13 07:20 PM
Lunar Observing (1 viewing)
  A forum dedicated to the observation and appreciation of our Moon. Join us in the Lunie Bin and learn about the only world other than the Earth to bear the imprint of human feet. Images and sketches are most welcome. (Please limit the size of image files to 100K.)
3055 27955 * Re: Lunarisms, Anyone?
    (Sarkikos) - 07/27/13 10:45 AM
Deep Sky Observing (3 viewing)
  A dark place to discuss deep sky observing and observations
4128 46443 * Re: Starhopping to NGC 733...
    (Scanning4Comets) - 07/16/13 05:08 AM
Double Star Observing (1 viewing)
  Double Stars, Rayleigh Limit and Dawes Limit; a place for observers with split personalities.
1199 13113 * Re: Otto Struve 525 in Lyr...
    (davebuechler) - 08/01/13 08:15 PM
Solar (3 viewing)
  Hot place to discuss solar observing topics
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    (bill1234) - 07/28/13 09:12 AM
Variable Star Observing and Radio Astronomy (1 viewing)
  This is a forum for variable star observers and radio astronomy discussion.
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    (knro) - 11/10/11 08:03 AM
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Forums dedicated to specific brand telescopes Telescope Specific Forums Threads Posts Last post
Celestron NexStar (3 viewing)
  NexStar telescope discussion forum
2872 35347 * Re: Home made Solar Filter
    (Arctic_Eddie) - 07/22/13 07:49 PM
NexStar GPS / CPC Telescopes (1 viewing)
  NexStar GPS / CPC Telescope discussion forum
2680 34513 * Re: Show off your GPS/CPC ...
    (willythebarber) - 05/20/13 09:06 AM
Questar Forum
  A forum for discussing Questar and Quantum telescopes
334 2964 * Re: Questar 7 optics teste...
    (Bill Boublitz) - 05/12/13 11:44 AM
Meade ACF/RCX / LX / GPS (1 viewing)
  A forum to discuss high end Meade scopes. Among them the LX90, LX200, LX200 GPS, RCX, and the LX200 ACF series.
3375 38555 * Re: Show off your LX200 se...
    (MDavid) - 07/25/13 12:29 PM
Meade ETX (1 viewing)
  ETX Discussion group
2137 18053 * Re: Anyone Else Running Th...
    (Hitech) - 06/25/13 03:52 PM
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Speciality Forums Threads Posts Last post
AstroArt
  Astronomy Art - Generally non-photographic works, drawn or computer generated - anything that defies posting in the photo, webcamm, digicam or CCD groups...
317 2084 * Re: Space Art/Astro Art Me...
    (BlackBirdCD) - 05/31/13 06:29 PM
Astronomy Clubs and Star Parties
  For discussion and announcements of astronomy club meetings, star parties and other events.
1405 51922 * Re: Search Links to Astron...
    (Astrosetz) - 05/30/13 01:10 PM
Astronomy Software & Computers (1 viewing)
  This is the place to discuss all things associated with computers & gadgets, both hardware and software (including PDAs, smartphones, tablets, laptops, astronomy programs and apps, Celestron SkyScout and Meade MySky devices, etc.) -- as they relate to astronomy.
2660 25609 * Re: Download astronomical ...
    (ricci) - 05/29/13 05:17 AM
AstroWebsites
  A place to share your *non* commercial astronomy websites.
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    (BarbMoore) - 06/30/11 12:40 AM
Science! Astronomy & Space Exploration, and Others
  Discuss all science topics, particularly the sciences relating to Astronomy and Space Exploration. This includes all the natural sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Geology, and Biology. They can include applied sciences such as engineering and construction as well. Wherever the scientific method is used, you can discuss it here. As always, no politics, pseudo-science, crack-pottery, or anti-science.
2221 28971 * Re: Gravity experiment by ...
    (jumpjack) - 06/11/11 06:01 PM
Space Rocks
  This is the place to discuss meteorites and related subjects - including tektites, impact theories, and parent bodies. Got a question about collecting or caring for your meteorites? Ask it here.
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Stellar Media (1 viewing)
  astro related books, charts, movies and tv shows
1055 12781 * Re: Objects in the Heavens...
    (AngryHandyman) - 08/03/13 10:33 PM
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CN Feedback and Vendor Announcements Threads Posts Last post
Vendor and Group Announcements (2 viewing)
  A place for vendors and non-CN related organizations to post announcements.
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    (faackanders2) - 05/20/13 10:21 PM
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The International Year of Astronomy 2009 is a global effort initiated by the International Astronomical Union and UNESCO to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the day- and night-time sky, and thereby engage a personal sense of wonder and discovery. International Year of Astronomy 2009 - Forums are now closed. Threads Posts Last post
Global Coordination
  Global Coordination of IYA2009
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    (Joe Cipriano) - 08/02/10 10:06 PM
Cornerstone Projects (1 viewing)
  Cornerstone Projects for IYA2009
22 706 * Re: Galileoscope status?
    (Chikitin) - 02/03/10 04:40 AM
Special Projects
  Special Projects for IYA2009
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    (lightfever) - 12/08/09 05:02 PM
Special Task Groups
  Special Task Groups for IYA2009
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Global Activities
  Global Activities for IYA 2009
24 73 * IYA Video List as of 20 Oc...
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National and Regional Activities
  National and Regional Activities for IYA2009
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IYA 2009 in Africa
  IYA 2009 in Africa
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IYA 2009 in the USA
  IYA 2009 in the USA
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