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  A place to discuss the articles posted on Cloudy Nights
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Celestial Events (8 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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  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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General Observing and Astronomy (16 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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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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Light Pollution (3 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 (28 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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13536 204545 * Re: Mounting for 8" x 11" ...
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Binoculars (37 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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11693 173332 * Re: Are the new APMs worth...
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Binoviewers (6 viewing)
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3554 38106 * Re: Moving from a Burgess ...
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Cats & Casses (38 viewing)
  A forum for discussing Cassegrain (Classic Cassegrain, Ritchey-Chrétien, Dall–Kirkham, etc) and Catadioptric telescopes (Schmidt and Maksutov Cassegrains, ACF, Edge HD, etc).
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11854 177440 * Re: Right size Mak-Cass fo...
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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.
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    (Rich (RLTYS)) - 04/21/14 07:54 AM
Equipment (32 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.
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19052 248827 * Re: What's your best find?
    (hottr6) - 04/21/14 07:53 AM
Eyepieces (41 viewing)
  A place to discuss our favorite eyepieces and eyepiece accessories, barlows, filters, etc.
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22744 385952 * Re: Does one need differen...
    (jpcannavo) - 04/21/14 06:27 AM
Mounts (54 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.
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18748 215588 * Re: G11 on its way back fi...
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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.
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3740 82877 * Re: Homemade Dome nears ...
    (Megabusa) - 04/20/14 11:49 PM
Reflectors (24 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 
15505 262008 * Re: Reflectors and Light P...
    (Patrick) - 04/21/14 08:29 AM
Refractors (68 viewing)
  A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.
   Moderator:  Scott in NC, FirstSight, panhard, star drop 
19120 383240 * Re: Comment on this refrac...
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Video and Electronically Assisted Astronomy (13 viewing)
  This forum is dedicated to 'semi-live' electronically assisted viewing of astronomical events and targets.
   Moderator:  csa/montana, JayinUT 
2711 34957 * Re: e-finder installed
    (nytecam) - 04/21/14 04:21 AM
Discussions about the various aspects of Astrophotography and Sketching Astrophotography and Sketching Threads Posts Last post
Beginning and Intermediate Imaging (24 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 
19196 167516 * Re: Same problem... New e...
    (Footbag) - 04/21/14 08:18 AM
Film Astrophotography (2 viewing)
  Discussions about astrophotography using film.
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    (AstroMan0) - 04/20/14 09:54 PM
DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing (33 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.
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28697 264526 * need help with Skychart CC...
    (Jovian Admirer) - 04/21/14 08:26 AM
CCD Imaging & Processing (39 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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    (alacane) - 04/21/14 08:25 AM
Solar System Imaging & Processing (27 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 
24838 209663 * Re: Mars April 19th from F...
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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.
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6766 74309 * Jupiter chart - march 201...
    (Heidescoper) - 04/21/14 08:17 AM
Astro Imaging/Sketching Contest (4 viewing)
  This forum is to be used to submit photos for the Astro Imaging/Sketching Contest.
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Solar System Observing (11 viewing)
  A friendly place to discuss planetary & solar system object observing.
   Moderator:  Rich (RLTYS), star drop, Mitchell Duke 
2376 29829 * Re: Anyone do any Mars obs...
    (Sarkikos) - 04/21/14 08:14 AM
Lunar Observing (3 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.)
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4306 40467 * Re: "Craters of the Near ...
    (NeilMac) - 04/19/14 07:38 PM
Deep Sky Observing (8 viewing)
  A dark place to discuss deep sky observing and observations
   Moderator:  Dave Mitsky, Phillip Creed, okieav8r 
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    (nytecam) - 04/21/14 05:20 AM
Double Star Observing (4 viewing)
  Double Stars, Rayleigh Limit and Dawes Limit; a place for observers with split personalities.
   Moderator:  PJ Anway, Rich (RLTYS), rflinn68 
2097 25391 * Re: Nice Double-Double nea...
    (WRAK) - 04/21/14 04:34 AM
Solar Observing and Imaging (19 viewing)
  Hot place to discuss solar observing and imaging topics
   Moderator:  Scott in NC, Phillip Creed 
22784 211278 * Re: A few new ones taken r...
    (raylal) - 04/21/14 07:54 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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861 7007 * Re: Beginner backyard astr...
    (Ed Wiley) - 04/20/14 04:22 PM
Forums dedicated to specific brand telescopes Telescope Specific Forums Threads Posts Last post
Celestron NexStar (23 viewing)
  Discussion forum for Celestron computerized telescopes and mounts using NexStar technology (NexStar, NexStar GPS, CPC, etc).
   Moderator:  Brian Risley, panhard, Mitchell Duke, mayidunk 
4816 72124 * Re:NexStar AP Graduates Im...
    (Tel) - 04/21/14 05:10 AM
Questar Forum (1 viewing)
  A forum for discussing Questar and Quantum telescopes
   Moderator:  Brian Risley 
747 7415 * Re: Question and Advice
    (peashooter1982) - 04/19/14 11:20 PM
Meade LX (4 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 (5 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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    (Warhen) - 04/20/14 09:54 PM
Astro Art, Books, Websites & Other Media (6 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 
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Astronomy Clubs and Star Parties (1 viewing)
  For discussion and announcements of astronomy club meetings, star parties and other events.
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Astronomy Software & Computers (9 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 
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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 (2 viewing)
  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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