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  • AstroImaging Today: Unveiling HFG1 with Douglas Struble
    December 5, 2023

    AstroImaging Today: Unveiling HFG1 with Douglas Struble

    AstroImaging enthusiast Douglas Struble showcases his groundbreaking work, unveiling the planetary nebula HFG1 (PK 136+05) through the lens of his Explore Scientific ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor. Positioned in the Giraffe constellation, HFG1's intricate and symmetrical structures, formed by the expelled outer layers of a dying star, come to life. Struble's commitment to astrophotography and technological advancements reshapes our understanding of space, providing a captivating glimpse into the mysteries of the universe. The Explore Alliance Ambassador's detailed exploration of HFG1, documented on, highlights the nebula's ancient nature and its significant diameter, exceeding one light year. Observers in the Northern Hemisphere are privileged to witness this awe-inspiring celestial phenomenon, thanks to Struble's advanced equipment and techniques.
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  • Visit the Summer Triangle asterism!
    July 11, 2023

    Visit the Summer Triangle asterism!

    Northern Hemisphere observers would be remiss if they did not check out the Summer Triangle currently reigning in the night sky. The popular asterism is, as its name suggests, a simple triangle formed by three brilliant stars – Vega, Altair and Deneb.
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  • Crescents of the partially eclipsed sun as seen through the shadows of tree leaves before totality
    June 6, 2023

    An Eclipse Down Under by Matthias Schmitt

    An Eclipse Down Under In April 2023 Explore Alliance Ambassador Matthias Schmitt, made the pilgrimage to the Southern Hemisphere to observe, photograph, and write about his experience of a total eclipse of the sun: The total solar eclipse of April 20th, 2023 (Saros...

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