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What galaxies can you see with the naked eye?

Andromeda Galaxy M31

There a few of them…more exactly are about 51 galaxies in the Local Group. For a complete list check out the Wikipedia page.

Naked-eye galaxies

Let’s start with the most known, the Andromeda (M31) Galaxy which can be seen seen from Earth like in the image above.
The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy like the Milky Way approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth, 

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How to edit the Milky Way photos in Adobe Lightroom

Before After Milkyway

This short tutorial video in Lightroom will show you how to turn a simple RAW photo of the Milky Way into the kind of bright, vibrant Milky Way shot you’re probably used to seeing on this page.

When shooting the Milky Way galaxy, there are a few things to think about. First, you want to get as much of the Milky Way exposed as possible without blurring the stars. This a little bit depends on your lens.

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Buying your first telescope

How to Choose a Telescope for Starters

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and buy a telescope – congratulations! Astronomy can be a life long pleasure, with the right equipment. But what to buy? There’s more equipment out there than ever before. This article will attempt to make some sense out of the seemingly huge selection of scopes.

Before examining the different telescopes available, it’s worth knowing the basics of how they work.

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The Great American Eclipse 2017

Did you miss the 26 February 2017 Annular Solar Eclipse!?
Don’t worry! Get your safety protection gear and mark your calendar for what will truly be considered The Great American Solar Eclipse.
It has been a long time waiting! If you miss this one, you will only need to wait 7 years for another, it’s true – but why wait?!

WARNING: When looking at any solar eclipse, NEVER look directly at the sun whenever ANY PART,

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26 February 2017 – Annular Solar Eclipse

On 26 February 2017 is the next solar eclipse which will be visible from the Southern Atlantic Ocean. It starts from the lower southern part of South America and follows a narrow path until it hits Angola in Africa. The peak will reach at 9:54 AM EST.

What is a solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in a direct line between the Earth and the sun. The moon’s shadow travels over the Earth’s surface and blocks out the sun’s light as seen from Earth.

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