The Actual Astronomy Podcast

The Actual Astronomy Podcast

Join amateur astronomers, Chris and Shane, as they share their experiences of observing the night sky.

Episodes

August 18, 2022 23 min

Chris and Shane discuss the extreme low power/wide field of binoculars that are excellent for framing entire constellations. 

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With opposition having just passed, Chris and Shane talk about observing Saturn.

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August 11, 2022 25 min

Chris and Shane share some of their recent observing reports. 

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Shane gets the day off! Chris walks through the history of the Burnham’s Celestial Handbook. 

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August 4, 2022 20 min

Some binoculars require a mount in order to provide stable views. Chris and Shane discuss the various mounting options for binoculars.

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Chris and Shane talk about interesting objects to observe in August 2022.

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July 28, 2022 26 min

Chris and Shane discuss some of their favourite astronomical accessories.

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Chris and Shane talk about observing in Vulpecula, Sagitta, Delphinus, and Equuleus. 

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July 21, 2022 22 min

Chris and Shane get caught up. A new telescope, eyepiece, and adapters are discussed. 

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July 18, 2022 22 min

Chris and Shane provide everything you need to begin observing the Sun. 

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Chris and Shane list some excellent dark nebula to observe this summer. Show notes for this episode are found at www.actualastronomy.com

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Chris and Shane discuss summer star clouds that are great targets to add to your observing list. Show notes for this episode are found at www.actualastronomy.com

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Chris and Shane provide some objects to observe in the summer Milky Way. Show notes for this episode can be found at www.actualastronomy.com

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Chris and Shane are trying something new for summer…shorter episodes focused on summer observing!

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Chris and Shane discuss lots of great things to observe in July 2022. Show notes for the episode can be found at www.actualastronomy.com

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Chris and Shane have a great conversation with Brian Ventrudo who contributes to Sky & Telescope and Sky News magazines. Check out Brian’s website www.cosmicpursuits.com 

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June 23, 2022 45 min

Chris and Shane discuss interesting deep sky objects to observe in Scorpius. Show notes can be found at www.actualastronomy.com

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June 20, 2022 51 min

Chris and Shane discuss some interesting email exchanges with listeners. 

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Listeners provide input for using SQMs…and many other topics are discussed. 

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Blake Nancarrow, RASC Observing Committee Chair, joins Chris and Shane to discuss double stars and a few other things. Blake created the RASC Double Star observing program, details can be found at https://www.rasc.ca/double-stars. Check out Blake’s blog at http://blog.lumpydarkness.com

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