Amateur astronomy and comets
24 Jan Australian IT specialist Terry Lovejoy moonlights as an amateur astronomer with five comet discoveries under his belt. His latest find, Comet.
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Description:GoTo telescopes GOTO telescopes have become more popular since the s as technology has improved and prices have been reduced. Then I connect the telescope to the computer and I run an automated sequence to image parts of the sky. Before that I looked at the whole image manually; it took a long time. This marks the first time researchers have discovered comets outside our solar system by detecting the minute dips in a star's light created when an object passes across its face. That fact is explained by Albert Einstein's theory of gravity—general relativity—which predicts Setting circles Setting circles are angular measurement scales that can be placed on the two main rotation axes of some telescopes.