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Monthly Archive: October 2005

Oct 12 2005

Skywatcher ED80 refractor preview



My Skywatcher ED80 refractor riding on my EQ6 mount. Also shown is a SW 70/500 guidescope

It’s been quite a while (actually at least fifteen years ;-) ) since chinese-made products hit the amateur astronomy market.…

Oct 07 2005

3 October 2005: the Ring of Light!


This was the first time I ever watched an annular eclipse, after the total one back in 1999. I already knew, but now I can confirm, that annular eclipses are generally less spectacular than total ones, especially in cases where the Moon is known to be significantly smaller than the Sun (the so-called magnitude of the eclipse).…