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  News from the Cloudy Nights team pertaining to the website and forums
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  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 (45 viewing)
  A place for people new to the hobby to ask their questions and receive some helpful answers. We're here to help you.
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28999 458705 * Re: Planetary vs Emission ...
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General Observing and Astronomy (18 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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4963 74395 * Re: Finderscope vs Binocul...
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Outreach (2 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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336 3487 * Re: Solo outreach?
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Light Pollution (2 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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ATM, Optics and DIY Forum (21 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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13524 204322 * Re: 12 Inch Dob Project
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Binoculars (22 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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11686 173129 * Re: Artifacts with a new C...
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Binoviewers (7 viewing)
  Binoviewer discussion forum
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3550 38069 * Re: Maximum TFOV with bino...
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Cats & Casses (19 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:  Cotts, Starman27, kkokkolis 
11836 177081 * Re: C-14 Edge HD vs C-14 X...
    (guylookingup) - 04/17/14 06:41 AM
Classic Telescopes (23 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 
8988 168828 * Re: Unitron 40mm/700mm: A ...
    (Niklo) - 04/17/14 05:33 AM
Equipment (17 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:  zjc26138, tecmage, rflinn68 
19032 248625 * Re: Do you use brick and m...
    (alrosm) - 04/17/14 04:43 AM
Eyepieces (25 viewing)
  A place to discuss our favorite eyepieces and eyepiece accessories, barlows, filters, etc.
   Moderator:  ausastronomer, Scott in NC, iceblaze 
22723 385562 * Re: Help w/ new EP for a f...
    (Scanning4Comets) - 04/17/14 05:17 AM
Mounts (24 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, iceblaze 
18723 215211 * Re: Reducing mount vibrati...
    (jimsmith) - 04/17/14 04:47 AM
Observatories (10 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, Mitchell Duke 
3732 82725 * Re: Orion Ranch Observator...
    (FOUNTAIN1) - 04/17/14 06:35 AM
Reflectors (28 viewing)
  A forum for discussing Newtonian type reflecting telescopes (including Schmidt and Maksutov designs as well as Herschelian, Off-Axis, etc).
   Moderator:  ausastronomer, Phillip Creed, JayinUT, okieav8r 
15494 261781 * Re: Collimation: not going...
    (KarenRei) - 04/17/14 03:57 AM
Refractors (40 viewing)
  A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.
   Moderator:  Scott in NC, FirstSight, panhard, star drop 
19104 382664 * Re: Best ED100 chinese
    (john2233) - 04/17/14 06:10 AM
Video and Electronically Assisted Astronomy (9 viewing)
  This forum is dedicated to 'semi-live' electronically assisted viewing of astronomical events and targets.
   Moderator:  csa/montana, JayinUT 
2707 34884 * Re: DIY Intensified IIT se...
    (De Lorme) - 04/17/14 05:05 AM
Discussions about the various aspects of Astrophotography and Sketching Astrophotography and Sketching Threads Posts Last post
Beginning and Intermediate Imaging (18 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:  Knuklhdastrnmr, fishonkevin, WOBentley, rflinn68 
19153 167003 * Re: Are my flats not worki...
    (pedxing) - 04/17/14 03:45 AM
Film Astrophotography (1 viewing)
  Discussions about astrophotography using film.
   Moderator:  Mitchell Duke, WOBentley 
2189 17480 * Re: E200 - E6 Home Process...
    (Nebhunter) - 04/16/14 08:59 PM
DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing (22 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, fishonkevin, WOBentley, tecmage 
28661 264255 * Re: NGC 4565
    (jimegger) - 04/17/14 01:22 AM
CCD Imaging & Processing (20 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, Scott in NC, bilgebay, WOBentley 
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    (CanaryMax) - 04/17/14 06:00 AM
Solar System Imaging & Processing (21 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 
24780 209185 * Mars on 14th April - my fi...
    (Sameer) - 04/17/14 05:18 AM
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 
6753 74204 * Re: Mars - 15th April 2014
    (Ed D) - 04/17/14 05:50 AM
Astro Imaging/Sketching Contest (3 viewing)
  This forum is to be used to submit photos for the Astro Imaging/Sketching Contest.
   Moderator:  WOBentley 
412 3289 * Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketc...
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Solar System Observing (9 viewing)
  A friendly place to discuss planetary & solar system object observing.
   Moderator:  Rich (RLTYS), star drop, Mitchell Duke 
2366 29704 * Re: Mars - April 16, 2014
    (Rich (RLTYS)) - 04/17/14 06:32 AM
Lunar Observing (2 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 
4302 40438 * Re: Blood Moon Over Lomita
    (Dave Mitsky) - 04/17/14 02:52 AM
Deep Sky Observing (3 viewing)
  A dark place to discuss deep sky observing and observations
   Moderator:  Dave Mitsky, Phillip Creed, okieav8r 
6510 80295 * Re: 3 bright PNe
    (Rich (RLTYS)) - 04/17/14 06:29 AM
Double Star Observing (3 viewing)
  Double Stars, Rayleigh Limit and Dawes Limit; a place for observers with split personalities.
   Moderator:  PJ Anway, Rich (RLTYS), rflinn68 
2094 25378 * Re: Best double stars in s...
    (WRAK) - 04/17/14 02:03 AM
Solar Observing and Imaging (11 viewing)
  Hot place to discuss solar observing and imaging topics
   Moderator:  Scott in NC, Phillip Creed 
22764 211116 * Two personal ways to proce...
    (uranus7) - 04/17/14 04:11 AM
Variable Star Observing and Radio Astronomy (1 viewing)
  This is a forum for variable star observers and radio astronomy discussion.
   Moderator:  Rich (RLTYS) 
859 7001 * Re: Possible Nova in Oph
    (RobK) - 04/17/14 12:35 AM
Forums dedicated to specific brand telescopes Telescope Specific Forums Threads Posts Last post
Celestron NexStar (12 viewing)
  Discussion forum for Celestron computerized telescopes and mounts using NexStar technology (NexStar, NexStar GPS, CPC, etc).
   Moderator:  Brian Risley, panhard, Mitchell Duke, mayidunk 
4807 72035 * Re: Is Nexstar GT Mount An...
    (core) - 04/17/14 12:44 AM
Questar Forum (1 viewing)
  A forum for discussing Questar and Quantum telescopes
   Moderator:  Brian Risley 
747 7412 * Re: Mars Tonight
    (TerryWood) - 04/17/14 02:22 AM
Meade LX (6 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 
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Astronomy Shows & Conferences (4 viewing)
  A place to discuss, learn about and make plans for NEAF, Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo, imaging conferences and more.
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    (hopskipson) - 04/16/14 09:14 PM
Astro Art, Books, Websites & Other Media (1 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 
1241 16583 * Re: "Craters of the Near S...
    (kraterkid) - 04/16/14 11:32 PM
Astronomy Clubs and Star Parties (6 viewing)
  For discussion and announcements of astronomy club meetings, star parties and other events.
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2307 72058 * Re: Goldendale Campout &am...
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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.
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Science! Astronomy & Space Exploration, and Others (2 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.
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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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