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Monthly Archives: April 2007

27 Apr

On the northern horizon the comet E2 Lovejoy is zooming through Aquila. Its current magnitude is about 7.6. You can easily see it with your 10×50 binoculars. There should be a fuzzy dot close to Lovejoy comet, though it moves from night to night significantly. By the end of this week Lovejoy will reach its peak in brightness, so these days are the best time to look at the comet with your astronomical binoculars.…

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24 Apr

Although the moon is located about 380,000 kilometers from Earth, it always drew people’s attention. It has been an object of emotional sentiment since ancient times. And yet many mysteries about the moon’s history remain unsolved. Searching for answers, this summer Japan will launch moon observation satellites. A pair of binoculars comes in handy if you want to see craters and other surface details on the moon on a clear night sky. Even 8x binoculars with lenses about 20 millimeters in diameter used for spectator sports and other occasions can serve this purpose. An interesting fact is that such binoculars …

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24 Apr

Happy Earth day to everyone (better late than never)! Get out of your homes, take your binoculars, digital camera binoculars, telescopes, spotting scopes, or whatever you have, and enjoy the beauty of this world! It seems that celebrating nature is Michigan’s official public policy. Recently somebody in the Legislature introduced a bill to raise fees for hunting and fishing licenses. It turns out that The Department of Natural Resources needs the money, so hunters and anglers have become the only people willing to supply it. A decade ago, the DNR needed the money, so the taxpayers provided a quarter of …

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20 Apr

In order to enjoy bird watching you need to be interested in it on the first place, and also have a birding binocular, but the second most important thing is that you need to know certain things, which will make your hobby more fun and easy. If you know some of them, good for you, but if not, then simply read it, and try to follow them if you like any of them.So, the first thing is about your binoculars. If you’re wearing glasses, then turn the eyecups down, and if you don’t wear glasses turn your eyecups to the …

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20 Apr

If you extremely love birding, then a reliable pair of birding binoculars will become a valuable accessory to help you focus on tons of interesting local and varied visiting birds which you can observe during the changing seasons.

Nowadays bird watching is a very popular hobby. When you think about it, you can also find it very beneficial, because it combines the advantages of light outdoor exercise with the miracle of discovering a wide range of colorful and intriguing friends. And the most exciting thing is that you’ll always have new sightings and studies to make, because the bird population …

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18 Apr

I’ve been studying American history, so decided to share with you my thoughts and findings. I learned that on January 24th of 1882 an American solar astronomer Harold Babcock was born. Due to my interest in astronomy and my love to sky gazing, I read it more carefully than all the rest. So, in 1961 Babcock proposed that the sunspot cycle was the result of the Sun’s differential rotation and magnetic field. So, after these words, I decided to look outside of the window, but didn’t see the sun, because it was behind the clouds. Then I looked at it …

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18 Apr

For all those living in southwest Georgia and northeast Florida this evening might become a very special one. Because around 8:56 pm of their local time, they’ll be able to see the Iota Cancri star blink out due to Xanthe asteroid passing in front of it. This event is called an occultation. Asteroid’s orbit passes right in front of a star, and the star appears to wink out or drop in brightness. Because asteroids are small, a specific occultation can only be seen along a narrow corridor.Iota Cancri is a visible star, shining at magnitude of 4.2, so it means …

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18 Apr

Well, to tell you the truth, I don’t know where it comes from, but I LOVE watching eagles in flight, they are so beautiful, and sometimes I even envy them thinking why people don’t fly…

In order to better see them, you need to get a good clarity with the help of your birding binoculars. You’ll need to go for at least 7×35 magnification, and you also need to be prepared to spend a good portion of money for the good pair of binoculars. That’ll be only one part in order to reach your goal.When you go to watch eagles …

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13 Apr

So, if you’re a beginning birdwatcher, or simply enjoy this hobby, then you’ll definitely be looking for the best instrument to look for different species around. From my own experience standard binoculars will work fine, but they don’t offer the best results, such as picture quality and needed magnification. So, my advice to you is to think about digital camera binoculars.Now you may ask what digital camera binoculars are. Well, you know that with time and modern technologies our world is changing, so what we used for birding about 5 or more years ago, and called binoculars, now is called …

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12 Apr

Have you ever wondered about the life in other galaxies that are million light years away from you? Have ever tried done cosmic exploration? Did you enjoy it?Today I just want to talk to you about the joy of astronomy that comes when you start finding your way around the night starry sky. I remember myself when I first started this hobby (as I thought at first, which actually now is an essential part of my life). My interest started at school, when I was taking astronomy class. I had to read a lot, browsed the astronomy books for beginners, …

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