The Cheapest Ways to Start or Improve Your Astronomy

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Bintel has developed these tools for the astronomy community to enjoy. The astronomy calculator is a powerful way to simulate equipment combinations and see how they will perform. We also provide and maintain a calendar and map for astronomy events and societies as well as a sky-focussed weather forecast and narrowband colour preview tool for your images.

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February  : Sorry for the delay, but apparently not many of us can see the sky at all right now! The moon reached full on Feb 9th and will now recede gradually from our night skies but will look nice sitting next to Mars on the 19th at about 2am right next to the M8 lagoon nebula. At about 5am on the 29th Mars is also very close to globular cluster M22. Saturn too will pass near the moon on the 21st, and Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will make a pretty distinct line pointing to Sagittarius later in the month.  Carina is back in our skies and is a must for first time astrophotographers, being the easiest and most satisfying, bright & large display of nebulous hydrogen you can photograph. Betelgeuse has had a few days of rising brightness which may suggest the end of the unprecedented dimming. It’s still worth checking each night just in case it explodes. You never know.

Waning Crescent Moon
Waning Crescent Moon

The moon is currently in Aquarius
The moon is 27 days old

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