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Binocular Universe: So Long, and Thanks for the Fish

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#1 PhilH

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 04:44 PM

First its claws rise above our southeastern horizon. Then comes its brilliant red heart. Finally the hook-shaped tail makes an appearance. Scorpius, the Scorpion, is one of the most recognizable constellations in the entire sky. Within its borders is a bountiful selection of beautiful deep-sky objects strewn across some of the finest heavenly star fields. One of my favorite ways to spend a warm, clear summer evening is to simply sit back and casually scan the Scorpion's crooked body from head to toe. Along the way are many elegant asterisms, clusters and nebulae which provide hours of fascinating sky watching.

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 09:07 PM

Looking forward to your new column.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 02:40 AM

Phil,

 

Yet another (albeit the last one) great article with lots of food for thought.

 

Thank you for your long and distinguished contribution to CN and the world of astronomy & I am looking forward to your new feature here!

 

The title is highly appropriate, but did you even manage to apply in practice the theory of flying by missing the ground?


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#4 NigelR

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 10:06 AM

Thank you for all your articles, have enjoyed reading and also learnt LOTS!

 

Good luck for the future and wishing you clear skies.

 

Very best regards from sunny South Africa.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 10:12 AM

Can't wait for Cosmic Challenge, Phil! I'm glad to hear that your talents won't be disappearing from CN, just getting spread around for more folks to enjoy! 


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Posted 05 June 2016 - 10:50 AM

Congratulations on your return to Astronomy Magazine.  Looking forward to your new Cosmic Challenge articles.


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#7 PhilH

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 05:22 AM

Thanks, everyone.  Looking forward to doing the print BU column as well as the new Challenge column here.



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Posted 16 June 2016 - 08:01 PM

I just got into astronomy/star gazing 2 years ago and finally realized that I prefer quality binoculars over telescopes for a variety of reasons that I'm sure you're most certainly aware.  The new scavenger hunt challenges sound fantastically fun, I'll be participating!  Thanks for all the effort you put into this!


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#9 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 03:25 PM

I just read your "new" magazine column, Phil.  

 

Cloudy Night's loss is Astronomy's gain.

 

Dave Mitsky


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 10:48 AM

Especially will enjoy this article as Scorpius is high in the evning sky here (14N). Thanks for all the great info!!! Ditto what Dave said....


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Posted 28 June 2016 - 02:54 PM

Thank you for all the wonderful info and insights each month;  I've been printing your column every month and taking it outside with me to use under the stars.  I'll be reading your column in Astronomy, and look forward to your new column here on CN.

Many thanks,  John.


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#12 Philip Levine

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 08:44 PM

Phil, you have made tremendous contributions over the years to binocular users by sharing your expert knowledge on CN.  Thank you for all the great info.  Looking forward to reading your articles in Astronomy Magazine.

Phil Levine




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