Telescope advice

This month we get hands-on with Celestron’s NexStar 130 reflector telescope

Celestron NexStar 130 SLT

Cost: £399/$430


Type: Reflector

Aperture: 130mm

Focal Length: 650mm

Magnification: 307x

This fully computerised reflector telescope from Celestron is the perfect way to view the stars. The 130mm aperture does an excellent job of gathering light and will afford you some fantastic views of the planets and also deep sky objects.

It’s a quick and easy telescope to set up that doesn’t require any additional tools, while a handy accessory tray is provided to store your various accessories on. The telescope itself is

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NML Cygni


We’re moving into the realms of the true giants when we start to look at the biggest stars in the universe. Unlike planets, asteroids and other celestial objects that are too dark and too small to give away obvious clues to their presence from afar, these colossal balls of fusing hydrogen can bloom up to spheres so big that they’re difficult to comprehend, blazing multi-spectra radiation across interstellar space and making their exact location known by the massive gravitational influence they have over their local environment.

There are an estimated 100 to 400 billion stars in the Milky

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Galileo Galilei

The father of modern astronomy provided the basis for our understanding of the Solar System.

Italian astronomer, mathematician and physicist Galileo Galilei was born on 15 February 1564 in Pisa, Italy. He is often referred to as the father of modern observational astronomy, due to his pioneering telescopic work. Vilified for supporting heliocentrism, he is ultimately one of the most important figures in the history of astronomy.

Galileo was encouraged by his father, a musician and wool trader, to study medicine. Eventually, despite flirtations with becoming a monk (to which his father objected), he enrolled at the University of Pisa

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Some people are still unhappy about Pluto’s demotion to a dwarf planet, but it’s in good company — there are some fascinating celestial bodies in this category.

What makes a planet a planet? We’ve been debating this almost since planets were discovered. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union came up with the first-ever scientific definition of a planet. With that came a new classification for these heavenly bodies that weren’t quite planets, but were more than just asteroids. While this resulted in the demotion of Pluto — previously our ninth planet — it also meant that there was a whole

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Kharkov Polytechnical helped warm the building of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Using technology developed by the scientists of NTU "KPI" has been installed and put into operation the heating system in the buildings of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

  This was reported in the press service of the university.

It should be noted that the Polytechnic has several developments in the field of energy savings. With them, the representatives of the university introduced the experts of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

For example, the University developed a residential project with the use of technology, giving him

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Tomsk scientists have developed a device that allows you to search for people in the rubble

Scientists at Tomsk State University (TSU) have developed a device — a radio tomography, which allows, in particular, to "see" through walls, look for anti-personnel mines and archaeological sites, stealth aircraft and even people under the rubble, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday, head of the Department of Radio Physics university professor Vladimir Yakubov.

According to him, the radio tomography — is radar, coupled with a computer. It allows you to remotely "see" even the smallest hidden objects. Radio tomography of the Tomsk University scientists several times cheaper than their foreign counterparts, it is about 1-2 million rubles.

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Ukraine together with Belarus has developed a new radar station in Azerbaijan

It has long been no secret that Azerbaijan is cooperating with Ukrainian company "Research and Production Complex" Iskra "- a leading developer and manufacturer of ground-based radar technology defense industry of Ukraine. And now it was reported that the military leadership Azerbadzhana was interested in refining radar Omnidirection 80K6 with representatives of LLC "Tehnosoyuzproekt" and DGZP "Spetstehnoeksport."

In early 2007, the Armed Forces of Ukraine adopted a new development specialists Zaporozhye —  three-coordinate radar Omnidirection 80K6-based digital multi-beam antenna array.

The radar provides detection, tracking and measuring the three coordinates aerial objects and their

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Construction of the Space Tracking ends in Altai

March 26, 2012

In the Altai completed construction of a unique facility — the largest in the Russian space tracking center. His heart — a laser telescope. He will get very clear pictures of satellites and other vehicles from off the earth for tens of thousands of kilometers.

At the disposal of Russian specialists and other tracking stations in the Far East — in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, in Baikonur in suburban Schyolkovo. Altai center of its characteristics will not yield to U.S. base in Hawaii — it is now considered the most powerful in the world.

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Secret Mars Exploration Program


Photo: Reuters

It is worth considering the hypothesis that the Americans have launched a new information policy: they are actively "dark", hiding the really interesting findings. "Kyuriositi" really — very science-driven device, so expect more from him.

More than six months have passed since then, as the largest U.S. rover "Kyuriositi" ("Curiosity") gently down onto the surface of Mars in Gale Crater, located on the equator of the planet. The latest news from Mars — "Kyuriositi" was finally able to drill two wells in the area craggy rocks to a depth of

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Cloud Angel — a phenomenon over?


"Cloud Angel" appeared over South Florida on the day of the election of a new pope. As a result, many have linked this event with a seal of approval from above.

But, experts say, this phenomenon is not something supernatural, most likely, a common phenomenon took on a special meaning in connection with the election of Pope Francis. On this day, some saw a slender figure in a cloud, which the picture is shown below. But according to the assertions of others, appeared in the sky just enough interesting cloud.


Ian Loxley

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