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Amazing In-depth Revolution Imager Review by Mike Weasner

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If you haven't seen it already please take a look at Mike Weasner's amazing and in-depth review of the Revolution Imager here: Mike has also put together an amazing file of recommend settings for a large number of objects which you can access here: Great job, Mike!

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The Pillars of Creation

the pillars of creation The Eagle Nebula, Messier 16, captured famously in Hubble's "Pillars of Creation" image is described in the popular amateur astronomy book "Turn Left at Orion" as: Known as the Eagle Nebula, the Hubble Space telescope took a famous image of it's pillars of dust where stars are being formed; but in a small telescope, M16 merely appears to be aloose open cluster. Binoculars show it as dim, hazy patch of light. With a 3", you may be able to pick out about two dozen individual stars. In a Dobsonian telescope on a good night, you can...

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Interesting star KIC8462852 visible with the Revolution Imager

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Recently the Kepler telescope and the team found a very interesting star in the region of the constellation Cygnus that has been displaying very strange patterns of brightness, suggesting that something large is orbiting the star. A lot of theories have been placed out there, including the most interesting one, that an alien ring structure is orbiting the planet. If you're interested in learning more about this fascinating star take a look at the paper that was published here.  What's interesting for us, however, is that stars like this are easily in reach to be viewed with the Revolution Imager system, here's...

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Asteroid TB145 captured with the Revolution Imager

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In the video above you can see the movement of asteroid TB145 that swung by earth very early in the morning on October 31st 2015. Various sources stated that you would need at least an 8"-10" telescope and nice skies to see this object moving, but the Revolution Imager put this event in the hands of those with much smaller, modest telescopes in the worst of skies. This video is roughly 10x faster than it was actually moving, but you can see it moving in the bottom left. 400 meters wide 310,000 miles away - travelling at a mere 78,000...

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