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Monthly Archives: March 2007

28 Mar

A very rare species of a tiny owl had been seen in the wild for the first time in Lima, Peru. This kind of owl is one of the world’s smallest owlets (not bigger than a fist) was discovered in 1976. With the help of observation binoculars the owl was spotted early in February by the researchers in a private conservation area in Peru’s jungle. In the American Bird Conservancy report it was said that investigators encountered the owlet three times during daylight hours and even recorded its frequently calls at night. The owl was named “Xenoglaux”, meaning “strange owl”, …

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28 Mar

Yesterday I found out that March 25th was the very day when the Saturn’s largest satellite – Titan – was discovered. It happened on March 25th 1655, and the person who opened for us this wonderful planet was Christian Huygens. To say more about him, he also discovered Saturn’s ring system that same year. To tell you more interesting facts about March 25th, well, on this day in 1951, 21 cm wavelength radiation from atomic hydrogen in the Milky Way was first detected. If you would like to look as pulsar radio waves, then you need to point your observation …

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27 Mar

An astronomer from New Zealand has played a significant part in the latest discovery of a comet. This green-colored comet was first spotted by a Queensland man six days ago.Astrophotographer Terry Lovejoy discovered his comet not by any telescopic devices, but by taking a series of shots using a Canon digital camera.In the early morning of March 15th Mr. Lovejoy observed a fuzzy, greenish spot that had slightly shifted on some series of shots.In fact, it is the first time anyone has discovered a comet using a digital camera. Officially this new spot is labeled as C2007 E2. The name …

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27 Mar

Look outside of you window, spring is already there, and the summertime is approaching with very big steps. Now you can easily go outside after dark, and look up over your head. Have you tried doing it? If no, now is your chance! Look into the dark gorgeous sky and with the help of your astronomical binoculars (or if you have good eyesight even without them) you’ll see three brilliant bright stars making a huge triangle. These stars will be visible the most in July-August. These three stars: Vega, Deneb and Altair form a well known Summer Triangle. Vega is …

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22 Mar

Today I’ll tell you about a very tiny constellation located between Leo and Bootes. Yes, comparing to other constellations it’s very tiny, because it has only three stars in it, and only one of them has name. To be more correct, it’s more an asterism than an actual constellation. And the name of this constellation is Coma Berenices. All three of the stars are relatively dim, less than fourth magnitude. As usually, there is a very interesting story behind this constellation about the Queen Berenice, wife of Ptolemy III of Egypt. I’m sure it might be very interesting for you …

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22 Mar

In 1957, when most people looked in the sky with their astronomical binoculars, trying to spot the Russian satellite Sputnik, others at the same time looked to the sky for buzzards. Now, 50 years later, many eyes are still watching the skies above the Hinckley Reservation of Cleveland Metro Parks as the turkey vultures flew back to town. There were about 4,500 people who attended the 50th Annual Buzzard Sunday, March 18th, at Buzzard Roost. Many observers were armed with observation binoculars, but those who weren’t, could pick up a free pair of cheap, but effective binoculars inside the tent, …

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22 Mar

Last night with the help of my astronomical binoculars I was looking at the night sky, at the moon, and all the stars I was able to distinguish. And suddenly something clicked in my head, I remembered that today is the exact day, when in 1965 was performed the first ever spacewalk. It was conducted by Alexei Leonov onboard the Soviet Voskhod spacecraft. This world known walk lasted only about 20 minutes, can you imagine that? On re-entering the spacecraft Alexei Leonov had some problems, because his space suit had slightly enlarged. After all these thoughts I was proud, those …

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16 Mar

I’ve been enjoying night vision binoculars since I was a kid. They are wonderful, because they allow you to see well in dark. I also remember playing treasure hunt with night vision binoculars, it was so much fun!

But Night vision binoculars are very important not only for gaming, they are widely used in such areas as: exploring caves, nighttime navigation, security and surveillance, wildlife observation, night time hunting, and much more.

Some of the Night vision binoculars can be used as digital cameras, because they have a built in flash. When choosing a Night vision binocular, you need first …

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16 Mar

Nikon has recently introduced a new 8x and 10x Sportstar EX binocular models to the optics market. These roof-prism binoculars feature a contemporary design that is both appealing and very practical.

Both models are very portable due to its lightweight, compact, twin-hinged, and foldable design. In addition, Sportstar EX models are water-and-fog-proof, and are available for use in the whole range of outdoor activities and weather conditions.

Try it yourself, and tell us what you think! Good luck!…

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16 Mar

Just recently I read an article about the largest Binocular Telescope in the world. After more than two decades of its construction and design, this Binocular finally became operational in January of this year. It’s considered to be the marvel of modern engineering, and is situated atop Mount Graham, AZ, 10,500 feet above the Chihuahuan desert. The Largest $120 million Binocular Telescope is equipped with a pair of 27.6 foot mirrors, and image-correcting electronics. The resolution of this Binoculars is unmatched by any other optical telescope on Earth or in heavens, even including the Hubble Space Telescope.…

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