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The Actual Astronomy Podcast

Jun 2021

#126 -Ophiuchus Observing Report

Chris has been making good progress on his Ophiuchus observing project, he shares details in this episode. 

Jun 2021

#125 - Small Telescope Observing

Shane delivers his presentation about why he enjoys using small telescopes. Download the presentation at to follow along.  

Jun 2021

#124 - Lots of Recent Observing!

Chris and Shane were able to get lots of observing done this past week. Hear the details in this episode. 

Jun 2021

#123 - Objects to Observe in June 2021

Chris and Shane discuss solar system objects and events to observe in June. 

May 2021

#122 - Early Morning Planet Observing and Chris’s Takahashi Setup is Nearing Completion

Chris and Shane recap their observing from the past week and Chris was able to test his new configuration for the Takahashi FC100.

May 2021

#121- Recreating Galileo’s Observations

Special guests, Clark Muir - RASC National History Chair and Randall Rosenfeld - RASC Past National History Chair, join Chris and Shane to discuss details of observations by the first astronomers. Clark also shares his project of creating and using a Galileo telescope. 

May 2021

#120 - Binoviewers and a DIY Variable Barlow

Shane talks about the advantages of binoviewers for deep sky observing and Chris shares his current project of building a DIY variable barlow. 

May 2021

#119 - Deep Sky Observing in Ophiuchus

Chris is working on an article for next year’s RASC Observer’s Handbook that lists interesting objects to observe in Ophiuchus. Hear all about it in this episode. 

May 2021

#118 - First Light For a New Mount and Eyepiece as Well as Some Observing Reports

Shane talks about his Berlebach Castor II mount and Takahashi 32mm Abbe ortho. This episode also has a few observing reports.

May 2021

#117 - Listener Emails

Chris and Shane read and discuss recent listener emails.

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