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Discussion of CN Articles, Reviews, and Reports (6 viewing)
  A place to discuss the articles posted on Cloudy Nights
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Celestial Events (7 viewing)
  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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Beginners Forum (51 viewing)
  A place for people new to the hobby to ask their questions and receive some helpful answers. We're here to help you.
   Moderator:  WOBentley, kkokkolis, Chuck Hards 
29616 468548 * Re: Binos need to acclimat...
    (Dennis_S253) - 07/29/14 11:05 PM
General Observing and Astronomy (20 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)
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5318 81638 * Re: What are viewing condi...
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Outreach (3 viewing)
  The official forum for the Astronomy Outreach Network. Post questions about Outreach, suggestions or even just publicize your Outreach events. If it has to do with promoting our great hobby, it goes here!
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370 4034 * Re: Lake Charles, LA outre...
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Light Pollution (5 viewing)
  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.
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991 12485 * Re: Would you become a far...
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Discussion about telescopes, mounts, eyepieces, etc Equipment Discussions Threads Posts Last post
ATM, Optics and DIY Forum (55 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.
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13868 209756 * Re: Painting Aluminum
    (Chuck Hards) - 07/29/14 10:58 PM
Binoculars (47 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
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11907 177320 * Re: Unfair! JMI 14" bino's...
    (The Ardent) - 07/29/14 08:31 PM
Binoviewers (8 viewing)
  Binoviewer discussion forum
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3651 39479 * Re: Denk 21mm vs TV 24mm p...
    (tonyt) - 07/29/14 08:12 PM
Cats & Casses (25 viewing)
  A forum for discussing Cassegrain (Classic Cassegrain, Ritchey-Chrétien, Dall–Kirkham, etc) and Catadioptric telescopes (Schmidt and Maksutov Cassegrains, ACF, Edge HD, etc).
   Moderator:  cbwerner, Starman27, kkokkolis 
12195 183831 * 7" Mak versus an 8" SCT
    (azure1961p) - 07/29/14 11:06 PM
Classic Telescopes (32 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. Discussing all aspects of restoring, collecting, and observing with older scopes.
   Moderator:  Rich (RLTYS), Brian Risley, Chuck Hards 
9314 180386 * Re: Reasons for Collecting
    (starman876) - 07/29/14 11:07 PM
Equipment (31 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.
   Moderator:  cbwerner, tecmage, rflinn68 
19476 253657 * Re: How would you setup yo...
    (NorthWolf) - 07/29/14 10:35 PM
Eyepieces (61 viewing)
  A place to discuss our favorite eyepieces and eyepiece accessories, barlows, filters, etc.
   Moderator:  ausastronomer, droid, cbwerner, kkokkolis 
23284 397451 * Re: "Powermates & Barl...
    (David Knisely) - 07/29/14 11:13 PM
Mounts (60 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.
   Moderator:  Dave M, richard7, bilgebay 
19362 224033 * Re: iOptron ZEQ25, initial...
    (cloudywest) - 07/29/14 10:41 PM
Observatories (20 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.
   Moderator:  Christopher Erickson, Joe C, Mr Greybush 
3853 85240 * Re: Orion Ranch Observator...
    (1965healy) - 07/29/14 11:10 PM
Reflectors (54 viewing)
  A forum for discussing Newtonian type reflecting telescopes (including Schmidt and Maksutov designs as well as Herschelian, Off-Axis, etc).
   Moderator:  ausastronomer, Knuklhdastrnmr, Phillip Creed, JayinUT 
15813 268233 * Re: Do 6" scopes need prem...
    (azure1961p) - 07/29/14 11:12 PM
Refractors (71 viewing)
  A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.
   Moderator:  FirstSight, panhard, star drop, dr.who 
19511 393912 * Re: New SV80S
    (Campbellag) - 07/29/14 10:53 PM
Electronically Assisted Astronomy (14 viewing)
  A meeting place for people that use or wish to discuss Electronically Assisted Astronomy and the equipment used to achieve these goals.
   Moderator:  David Pavlich, JayinUT, Mr Greybush 
2878 37904 * Re: Samsung SCB2000 (SDC 3...
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Discussions about the various aspects of Astrophotography and Sketching Astrophotography and Sketching Threads Posts Last post
Beginning and Intermediate Imaging (49 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!
   Moderator:  nitegeezer, WOBentley, dr.who, rflinn68 
20143 179428 * Re: Great Summer Weekend A...
    (Ivo Jager) - 07/29/14 11:12 PM
Film Astrophotography (4 viewing)
  Discussions about astrophotography using film.
   Moderator:  1965healy, WOBentley 
2212 17635 * Re: Selected Regions of Th...
    (Nightfly) - 07/29/14 07:42 PM
DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing (43 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.
   Moderator:  Dave M, WOBentley, tecmage 
29520 272735 * Re: Milky Way Widefields -...
    (Jerry Lodriguss) - 07/29/14 11:09 PM
CCD Imaging & Processing (33 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!
   Moderator:  Oldfield, droid, bilgebay, WOBentley, dr.who 
27524 259894 * Re: Ngc 7023 - The Iris Ne...
    (Jim Thommes) - 07/29/14 11:03 PM
Solar System Imaging & Processing (14 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!
   Moderator:  TG, Starman81, bilgebay, WOBentley 
25551 214426 * Which Firecapture Version ...
    (John Miele) - 07/29/14 10:17 PM
Sketching (4 viewing)
  A forum for the discussion of sketching stellar objects, and displaying user drawings. Please keep file sizes under 60k, and 800x600 in resolution.
   Moderator:  cildarith, JayinUT, WOBentley 
7010 76313 * Re: The Veil, a pair of bi...
    (youngamateur42) - 07/29/14 08:28 PM
Astro Imaging/Sketching Contest (1 viewing)
  This forum is to be used to submit photos for the Astro Imaging/Sketching Contest.
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415 3292 * [Off-Site] Astrophotograph...
    (Goddchen) - 07/28/14 01:36 PM
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Solar System Observing (8 viewing)
  A friendly place to discuss planetary & solar system object observing.
   Moderator:  Rich (RLTYS), star drop, dr.who 
2496 31056 * Re: Can't Find Enceladus
    (azure1961p) - 07/29/14 10:42 PM
Lunar Observing (4 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.)
   Moderator:  Dave Mitsky, star drop, Starman81 
4380 41055 * Re: Lunar images taken on ...
    (Kutno) - 07/29/14 09:59 PM
Deep Sky Observing (6 viewing)
  A dark place to discuss deep sky observing and observations
   Moderator:  Dave Mitsky, Knuklhdastrnmr, Phillip Creed 
6645 81572 * Re: Your worst Messier obj...
    (Starman81) - 07/29/14 11:06 PM
Double Star Observing (5 viewing)
  Double Stars, Rayleigh Limit and Dawes Limit; a place for observers with split personalities.
   Moderator:  PJ Anway, Rich (RLTYS), rflinn68 
2166 26531 * doubles tonight
    (Otto Piechowski) - 07/29/14 10:28 PM
Solar Observing and Imaging (9 viewing)
  Hot place to discuss solar observing and imaging topics
   Moderator:  Phillip Creed, nitegeezer 
23357 215111 * Re: July 29th sun sketch
    (Andrev) - 07/29/14 10:33 PM
Variable Star Observing and Radio Astronomy (3 viewing)
  This is a forum for variable star observers and radio astronomy discussion.
   Moderator:  Rich (RLTYS) 
874 7095 * Re: Locating Variables
    (hamdul) - 07/29/14 06:58 PM
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Forums dedicated to specific brand telescopes Telescope Specific Forums Threads Posts Last post
Celestron NexStar (34 viewing)
  Discussion forum for Celestron computerized telescopes and mounts using NexStar technology (NexStar, NexStar GPS, CPC, etc).
   Moderator:  Brian Risley, panhard, mayidunk 
5034 74987 * Re: Transport Case for 8se
    (Stephen S) - 07/29/14 10:53 PM
Questar Forum (3 viewing)
  A forum for discussing Questar and Quantum telescopes
   Moderator:  cbwerner, Brian Risley 
784 7797 * Re: Welcome to Chris as a ...
    (Mike E.) - 07/29/14 03:14 PM
Meade Computerized Telescopes (9 viewing)
  A forum to discuss advanced Meade scopes. Among them the ETX, LX90, LX200, LX200 GPS, RCX, and the LX200 ACF series.
   Moderator:  Starman27, Christopher Erickson, Starman81 
2219 20720 * Re: Reflections/Questions ...
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Astronomy Shows & Conferences
  A place to discuss, learn about and make plans for NEAF, Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo, imaging conferences and more.
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211 5460 * Re: 2014 Arizona Science a...
    (rboe) - 07/29/14 10:18 AM
Astro Art, Books, Websites & Other Media (5 viewing)
  A place to share your astronomy artwork (non-photographic) and *non* commercial astronomy websites and discuss astro related books, magazines, charts, movies and TV shows.
   Moderator:  Geo557, kkokkolis 
1295 17331 * Re: Original authentic cop...
    (Daniel Mounsey) - 07/29/14 10:20 AM
Astronomy Clubs and Star Parties (13 viewing)
  For discussion and announcements of astronomy club meetings, star parties and other events.
   Moderator:  darklighteditor, Joe C 
2361 73446 * Re: Table Mountain Star Pa...
    (JohnH) - 07/29/14 10:53 PM
Astronomy Software & Computers (17 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.
   Moderator:  richard7, kkokkolis 
4749 45154 * Re: AMD processors and USB...
    (bluesteel) - 07/29/14 05:24 PM
Science! Astronomy & Space Exploration, and Others (7 viewing)
  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.
   Moderator:  LivingNDixie, FirstSight, JayinUT 
3930 59279 * Re: ESA Spacecraft to Land...
    (llanitedave) - 07/29/14 11:10 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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