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The Actual Astronomy Podcast

29
Apr 2021

#113 - Big Aperture Observing - 20” f/3.3

Special guest, amateur astronomer Bill Wier, joins Chris and Shane to talk about observing on the west coast of Canada with various telescopes including a 20” f/3.3 StarMaster dobsonian. Checkout the photos on www.actualastronomy.com

26
Apr 2021

#112 - A Nebula Filter Overview and a Quick Comparison of the Televue Delite vs. the Pentax XF

If you have wondered what the differences are between a UHC, O-III, or h-beta filters this episode is for you. Shane provides a brief comparison of a 9mm Televue Delite and 8.5mm Pentax XF eyepiece. 

22
Apr 2021

#111 - Deep Sky Observing in Leo, Virgo, and Coma Berenices

Spring is known as galaxy season. These three constellations have many galaxies that are easily visible with amateur telescopes. 

19
Apr 2021

#110 - New Gear and Observing Reports

Chris has received his highly anticipated tripod and Shane talks about solar and double star observing he did during the previous week. 

15
Apr 2021

#109 - Learn About Variable Star Observing and the AAVSO

Chris and Shane welcome Dr. Stella Kafka - CEO & Executive Director of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO). Find out how to observe variable stars and learn about the numerous resources available at aavso.org.

12
Apr 2021

#108 - A Telescope Horror Story and Some Observing Reports With Unexpected Aurora

Shane shares a horror story regarding his Takahashi 76dcu. Also hear about Chris’s attempt to observe comet C/2020 R4 ATLAS and Shane was able to observe some double stars from the RASC double star program. 

8
Apr 2021

#107 - Your Guide to Upgrading Gear

If you are thinking about upgrades to your astronomy, this episode is for you. Chris and Shane share their upgrade experiences. 

5
Apr 2021

#106 -Advice For Buying an H-alpha Solar Telescope & Chris Shares First Light With the miniBorg 50

Shane shares a recent solar observing report and provides some tips fur purchasing your first h-alpha telescope. Chris had first light with his 50mm miniBorg and shares his observing report. 

1
Apr 2021

#105 - Objects to Observe In April 2021

Join Chris and Shane as they discuss solar system events and objects to observe in April. 

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