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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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    (USB_Focus) - 07/12/14 07:14 PM
Celestial Events (4 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 (22 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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29517 467109 * Re: Filter Question
    (David Knisely) - 07/13/14 03:32 AM
General Observing and Astronomy (13 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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5247 80331 * Re: I need Cataract Surger...
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Outreach
  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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364 3925 * Re: Star party PR
    (MikeBOKC) - 07/12/14 08:34 PM
Light Pollution (1 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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985 12381 * Re: Survey, how many miles...
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Discussion about telescopes, mounts, eyepieces, etc Equipment Discussions Threads Posts Last post
ATM, Optics and DIY Forum (26 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.
   Moderator:  ausastronomer, richard7, Starman81 
13818 208894 * Re: Jaeger 114mm f/4.5 ATM...
    (Dr. Woo) - 07/13/14 03:13 AM
Binoculars (29 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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11859 176582 * Suggest me a reasonable Ro...
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Binoviewers (3 viewing)
  Binoviewer discussion forum
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3635 39251 * Re: What Do You Mono With?
    (Stellarfire) - 07/13/14 03:19 AM
Cats & Casses (21 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:  Starman27, kkokkolis 
12139 182856 * Re: 10" Meade Schmidt-New...
    (PowellAstro) - 07/13/14 03:35 AM
Classic Telescopes (13 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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9267 178216 * Re: Fecker Celestron
    (actionhac) - 07/13/14 01:24 AM
Equipment (21 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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19396 252678 * Re: Storing a telescope in...
    (havasman) - 07/13/14 01:58 AM
Eyepieces (28 viewing)
  A place to discuss our favorite eyepieces and eyepiece accessories, barlows, filters, etc.
   Moderator:  ausastronomer, droid, Scott in NC 
23196 395399 * Re: Bye ES82, Hello Mr. Na...
    (cpper) - 07/13/14 03:58 AM
Mounts (21 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 
19255 222526 * Re: New Sky Watcher Mount
    (orlyandico) - 07/13/14 04:09 AM
Observatories (5 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 
3832 84857 * Re: Suncast Sutton Observa...
    (akulapanam) - 07/13/14 01:31 AM
Reflectors (17 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 
15756 266922 * Re: Can someone explain th...
    (havasman) - 07/13/14 01:40 AM
Refractors (45 viewing)
  A forum for discussing refractor telescopes.
   Moderator:  Scott in NC, FirstSight, panhard, star drop 
19467 392597 * Re: Post a picture of you...
    (LewisM) - 07/13/14 03:17 AM
Electronically Assisted Astronomy (5 viewing)
  A meeting place for people that use or wish to discuss Electronically Assisted Astronomy and the equipment used to achieve these goals.
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Solar System Observing (5 viewing)
  A friendly place to discuss planetary & solar system object observing.
   Moderator:  Rich (RLTYS), star drop 
2485 30885 * Re: Anyone Seen Comet C/20...
    (Octans) - 07/13/14 02:51 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.)
   Moderator:  Dave Mitsky, star drop, Starman81 
4368 40952 * Re: The moons smell... Its...
    (ngc2289) - 07/12/14 03:50 PM
Deep Sky Observing (3 viewing)
  A dark place to discuss deep sky observing and observations
   Moderator:  Dave Mitsky, Phillip Creed, okieav8r 
6613 81226 * Re: NGC 6302
    (Galaxy_Mike) - 07/12/14 09:57 PM
Double Star Observing (2 viewing)
  Double Stars, Rayleigh Limit and Dawes Limit; a place for observers with split personalities.
   Moderator:  PJ Anway, Rich (RLTYS), rflinn68 
2151 26288 * Re: Double Star Imaging Et...
    (Ed Wiley) - 07/12/14 05:38 PM
Solar Observing and Imaging (15 viewing)
  Hot place to discuss solar observing and imaging topics
   Moderator:  Scott in NC, Phillip Creed 
23266 214557 * Re: Filter quotation - 50m...
    (ValeryD) - 07/13/14 12:12 AM
Variable Star Observing and Radio Astronomy (2 viewing)
  This is a forum for variable star observers and radio astronomy discussion.
   Moderator:  Rich (RLTYS) 
873 7074 * Re: Blazar in Peg fades
    (old_frankland) - 07/11/14 11:49 AM
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Forums dedicated to specific brand telescopes Telescope Specific Forums Threads Posts Last post
Celestron NexStar (21 viewing)
  Discussion forum for Celestron computerized telescopes and mounts using NexStar technology (NexStar, NexStar GPS, CPC, etc).
   Moderator:  Brian Risley, panhard, mayidunk 
4990 74286 * Re: Shortest & Best VB...
    (ehallspqr) - 07/13/14 03:46 AM
Questar Forum (4 viewing)
  A forum for discussing Questar and Quantum telescopes
   Moderator:  Brian Risley 
782 7767 * Re: Frustrated with 3.5
    (cbwerner) - 07/13/14 01:36 AM
Meade Computerized Telescopes (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
  A place to discuss, learn about and make plans for NEAF, Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo, imaging conferences and more.
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210 5456 * Re: 2014 Arizona Science a...
    (Gone caving) - 06/26/14 09:51 AM
Astro Art, Books, Websites & Other Media (3 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 
1285 17231 * Re: Amateur Astronomy , As...
    (mich_al) - 07/12/14 10:54 PM
Astronomy Clubs and Star Parties (1 viewing)
  For discussion and announcements of astronomy club meetings, star parties and other events.
   Moderator:  darklighteditor 
2348 73138 * Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helen...
    (zerro1) - 07/13/14 03:10 AM
Astronomy Software & Computers (13 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 
4730 44934 * Re: Stellarium 0.13
    (Alexander Wolf) - 07/13/14 04:09 AM
Science! Astronomy & Space Exploration, and Others (6 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 
3920 58976 * Re: The Fermi Paradox
    (GJJim) - 07/13/14 01:32 AM
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.
   Moderator:  Dave M, darklighteditor 
921 9795 * Re: Perseids vs Geminids
    (Mark9473) - 07/10/14 05:02 AM

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