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#1 The Research Center

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 01:32 PM

Hello fellow Star Gazers!!

Happy Vernal Equinox!!  Finally, Spring is in the air, and, star party season is upon us!!!

 

All those faint fuzzies need the local light pollution filtered.  So many places have some amount of unwanted light that washes out objects like the Orion Nebula, Rosette Nebula, and many fainter objects.  The Orion Nebula can look sooo(!) much better without the city light nearby.  But if you, or someone you know is near a city, are in need a of a good filter at a great price, and, help public outreach, then please make a purchase of filters and more!  We know stopping light pollution at the source is best, but until then we offer filters..  A fun gadget we sell uses 48mm filters; The Flip-Filter Goggles.  Seeing nebulae like Barnard’s Loop, or the California Nebula in the goggles is just plain fun.

 

We are proud to introduce two new items.  The sleek, slim-line Telrad Heater.  Installed in, likely, less than a minute, the heater stays out of the way yet gently warms the window, plus, with the heater installed the Telrad will still fit in its original storage box.  And for the astrophotographers we have the Research Flat Field panels to rid your astro-images of those pesky dust-doughnuts and dim corners.  Do not hide these artifacts using contrast and brightness settings, remove them with a good set of Flat Frames which are as important as Dark Frames.

 

If you are planning a trip out west, come see The Apache-Sitgreaves Observatory in Overgaard, Arizona, a location that is a World-Class observing site with less than 16 inches of rain per year, and, a darkness level at 21.85 magnitudes per square arc-second.  Plus, we have the largest public observing telescope, 36-inch diameter, is the LARGEST public observing telescope in the entire State of Arizona.

 

What is in it for you?  Well, a good filter at a great price, a slick heater, critical astro-imaging accessories, a stylish hat, or, just useful items for under the stars – all good things developed by a visual observer and astrophotographer for the visual observer and astrophotographer.

Products sold through The Apache-Sitgreaves Research Center fund the outreach program at The Apache-Sitgreaves Observatory.  Sales proceeds of everything keeps The Observatory open so we do hope you and fellow CN members will share the link, consider purchases from us and help a good cause.

Best regards,

The Research Center

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#2 Astroman007

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 01:40 PM

I hadn't known that there was an observatory in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Nice!


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#3 The Research Center

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 11:43 AM

I hadn't known that there was an observatory in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Nice!

Yes! 

Heber-Overgaard is a small town in the middle of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, with The Observatory bordering the NF on the eastern edge of town.  The NF and the large Indian Reservations to the south are what gives the area the amazingly dark skies, along with the elevated desert conditions at just under 7000' elevation.




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