Many of us have certainly thought about building a backyard observatory at some point in the hobby. Ease of having a permanent setup is definitely one of the best ways to increase your comfort level when doing long imaging runs. In this article we explore the possibilities and benefits building an observatory can bring to the astronomy hobby and what to consider when automating your setup. We reached out to master astrophotographer Jari Saukkonen, for his expertise and tips for building your own remote observatory!
Journey to explore the cosmos is a thrilling endeavor for amateur astronomers and stargazers alike. The vast expanse of the universe holds a treasure trove of celestial wonders, here are our top picks to observe and image during December!
If you happen to live in the right region, you have an upcoming opportunity to contribute to a global effort investigating one of the most renowned stars in the sky. On December 12th, 01:17 UTC the asteroid 319 Leona will cast it’s shadow on nearly half the planet's circumference, passing in front of Betelgeuse and momentarily obstructing its light almost completely. This presents an intriguing spectacle accessible to the naked eye, offering potential scientific revelations in the process.
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