Tag: amateur-observing

44 How powerful a telescope would allow me to view the astronauts aboard ISS do a space-walk? 2013-10-16T13:37:49.987

31 How do I calculate the inclination of an object with an amateur telescope? 2013-09-24T18:51:54.593

31 Did I see another planet? 2016-03-27T13:27:32.133

23 Amateur observing targets for binary star systems? 2013-09-24T18:54:53.473

22 How would the night sky look from inside a globular cluster? 2013-12-24T17:53:35.807

20 Where can I find/visualize planets/stars/moons/etc positions? 2016-02-02T18:43:24.087

19 I live in an area with a lot of light pollution, how can I view the stars without building an observatory? 2013-10-01T13:39:05.460

19 How much magnification is needed to see planets of solar system? 2015-02-06T07:09:00.500

16 What practical considerations are there for amateur observations of transiting exoplanets? 2013-09-30T17:05:48.710

16 What are practical considerations for backyard radio-astronomy detection of black holes? 2013-10-02T03:21:10.763

16 Affordable night sky photography 2013-10-09T07:43:21.247

15 What is the object in this photo? 2013-11-24T17:56:50.880

14 Jupiter FM - What are practical and inexpensive ways for the amateur detection of signals from Jupiter, especially of the transit of her moons? 2013-10-03T09:54:17.033

14 How can an amateur astronomer verify the position of near Earth objects? 2013-10-10T18:42:55.477

13 How do I build a stargazing aficionado's Sun funnel to observe our nearest star safely? 2013-09-26T17:17:01.853

13 How Does a Refractor Telescope Work? 2013-10-17T06:55:11.057

13 How can I safely observe a Solar Flare? 2013-10-24T21:28:56.130

13 Is the Milky Way Visible from Nebraska? 2013-11-02T15:34:58.050

11 Sky photography through compositing images in software? 2013-09-27T12:21:40.583

10 Does the Reflection Method for Looking at the Sun Work For Refractors? 2013-10-17T07:00:51.557

10 Apparent size of M31 2013-11-27T10:41:16.097

10 What can be seen with a 4.5" telescope 2013-12-18T23:18:38.867

10 Are satellites orbiting around earth visible to the naked eye? 2014-04-21T01:30:16.963

10 How can I contribute to the scientific community using my telescope? 2018-01-27T16:52:24.900

10 Which planet or star is this? 2018-07-31T09:33:26.680

9 How to calculate the altitude of the Moon? 2013-12-16T15:50:15.717

9 Light patch in the night sky 2013-12-28T16:44:07.070

9 What will be Supernova SN 2014J's peak brightness? 2014-01-30T12:00:52.697

9 Perceiving movement of stars 2015-09-10T18:54:45.360

9 Acquirable Raw Data in Amateur Astrophotography 2015-10-30T12:51:10.690

9 How many stars are in the constellation Canis Minor? 2015-12-13T19:44:06.340

8 Can the supernova remnant SN 1572 be observed by amateur astronomers? 2013-11-07T08:19:46.417

8 Should this photo of the sun's surface actually be white? 2016-01-06T12:50:32.087

8 Planning to revisit Arthur Eddington's experiment from 1919 2017-06-08T16:51:32.163

8 How big a dish do I need for radio astronomy? 2017-07-27T18:52:47.803

7 Periodic behavior of Venus 2014-01-15T19:43:21.020

7 Can I look at the sky and find the day of the week? 2014-07-04T00:17:53.893

7 Is stacking welder's glasses a safe way to watch at the eclipse? 2015-03-19T09:26:42.473

7 How often are new astronomical objects (variable stars, supernovae, comets, etc) discovered by amateurs? 2015-04-12T16:07:17.423

7 Visibility of human activity on the moon 2015-11-13T13:40:26.963

7 How do I prevent or reduce shake when observing with binoculars? 2016-06-01T07:56:12.593

7 Why haven't I seen the Moon? 2016-10-03T13:41:21.100

6 Are Barlow lenses stackable for bright objects? 2013-10-17T22:23:16.317

6 Can I see comet ISON from Saudi Arabia? 2013-11-19T03:32:45.920

6 How to measure the altitude and azimuth of a star? 2013-12-09T18:03:21.887

6 Can I see the star of Bethlehem at Christmas? 2013-12-20T10:05:16.893

6 Can an amateur astronomer bounce a laser off the moon? 2014-02-26T17:49:05.663

6 Time after sunset until star can be seen 2014-08-27T03:19:20.890

6 Can the Milky Way be seen with the naked eye? Does this apply to any galaxy? If yes, then how and when? 2015-05-22T19:00:59.140

6 Was that actually a shooting star during the supermoon eclipse on September 27th 2015? 2015-11-03T07:14:49.997

6 How were the orbits of planets first mapped out? 2015-11-25T13:36:11.740

6 Can you see city lights on the Moon from Earth? 2016-04-22T06:53:02.317

6 Watching the Mercury transit with improvised devices 2016-04-22T13:57:31.483

6 What is the minimum meteor size to see a falling star? 2016-11-08T21:50:51.010

6 Have I just observed a supernova? 2017-02-03T18:39:43.867

6 Amateur radioastronomy: dish suggestions 2018-05-02T11:54:24.897

5 How can I observe the Orionid Meteor Shower? 2013-10-21T14:46:01.750

5 What are some night sky objects I could see with my Celestron UpClose 20x50 Porro Binocular? 2013-12-13T15:10:55.913

5 Location on (or in) the celestial sphere 2014-02-18T20:54:05.073

5 Spotting the International Space Station (ISS) 2014-02-25T07:47:38.917

5 Pictures of a curious astronomical phenomenon 2014-10-23T11:39:37.527

5 How to see Saturn's rings through a pair of binoculars? 2014-12-30T10:23:03.917

5 What kind of telescope do I need to see most of the Jupiter's moons? 2015-03-20T09:47:21.730

5 Stars in the sky 2015-05-15T00:17:37.583

5 International Space Station 2015-08-27T20:56:11.450

5 Diameter of Astronomical Object Using Magnification 2015-11-22T03:43:02.473

5 Can you still see Polaris even if you are in the south pole? 2016-07-01T09:35:42.347

5 Why are the stars in my image so green (false color image, HSO palette)? 2016-08-26T11:57:13.443

5 Bad seeing on a clear night? 2017-08-21T21:32:41.807

5 What EM spectrum can stars be most cheaply observed using Remote Sensing during the day? 2017-11-10T22:05:34.160

5 How is it ensured that a parabolic shape forms while polishing a telescope mirror? 2018-02-13T05:15:05.150

5 Does this amateur observation hold a record even including robotic searches for supernovae? 2018-02-21T23:07:46.103

5 Why do photos of Earth always have a black background? 2018-06-23T13:40:12.793

5 Eyepiece diameter for small focal length planetary viewing on a large dobsonian? 2018-08-27T01:51:55.790

4 How does a Bahtinov mask work? 2013-11-18T14:33:01.907

4 What are the objects that are visible from a city? 2014-06-28T17:57:39.070

4 Massive Nearby Stars 2015-07-22T19:56:49.730

4 First time visit to dark sky stargazing site: what do I need? 2015-07-23T01:36:09.653

4 What were the 2 satellites I saw this morning? 2015-10-19T13:03:15.180

4 What are the stars/constellations a beginner/enthusiast can easily identify? 2015-11-05T11:11:57.613

4 What is an "arc" spectrum ? 2015-12-01T11:13:55.127

4 What are the advantages and disadvantages of a 2-inch eyepiece versus a 1.25-inch eyepiece? 2016-02-24T00:50:47.203

4 Which of Jupiter's moons did I most likely see? 2016-03-07T21:37:47.580

4 Pinhole Projector: Can I use a specific solar optical eye piece to focus the Transit of Mercury? 2016-04-26T21:32:45.507

4 Can someone in a deep well see the stars in daytime? 2017-03-11T02:07:53.720

4 Kepler - Creating the Ellipse (Astronomia Nova) 2017-03-24T11:00:40.857

4 Are the radial spokes in Saturn's rings reliably visible via ground-based telescopes 2017-04-13T07:29:23.270

4 What does the milky way look like from earth to the human eye without light pollution? 2017-07-06T15:59:36.603

4 What is the actual black hole merger speed? 2018-06-29T20:01:18.623

4 What are some good telescopes for a programmer? 2018-08-28T23:30:31.553

4 Question about the relevant physical parameters to build a backyard observatory 2018-11-16T22:13:50.013

3 How to calculate Longitude from Right Ascension? 2013-12-12T08:38:03.203

3 Where can I find good places to watch stars? 2014-01-14T10:44:56.263

3 Why are distant galaxies not visible in the observable Universe? 2014-02-03T11:50:23.463

3 How do I deduce my latitude and longitude from N obervations of occultations from the same place? 2015-01-18T17:57:48.607

3 why does venus flicker? 2015-04-13T17:43:30.327

3 What would this moving point of light be? 2015-05-08T02:27:09.533

3 What to do after first year of amateur astronomy? 2015-06-27T13:36:42.350

3 Online wide-field star cameras? 2015-09-12T01:26:09.490