Leap Year Astronomy Calculator

I have created the second Astronomy Calculator which is for Leap Year.  The calculations are based on calculations from the book Astronomical Algorithms by Jean Meeus.

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Astrophotography Videos by Orion

I received an email about some new videos by Orion.

The videos were titled:

I took away an interesting path on the way to learning more about astrophotography.  The videos suggested to start with iPhone adapter or a point-and-shot camera adapter and then move to a web camera eyepiece.  The next step could be a DSLR adapter and finally a CCD camera.

I hadn’t really thought about using my iPhone but had thought about using my point-and-shot.  I did some research on Orion’s website and found both options.

The Orion SteadyPix Telescope Photo Adapter for iPhone is around $60.  There are two point-and-shot models called the Orion SteadyPix Universal Camera Mount for $30 and the Orion SteadyPix Deluxe Camera Mount for $47.  I like both ideas and may try them along with the web camera I already purchased for the ETX from Meade.

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