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Winner Gary Colwell, Oakville, Ontario, used a William Optics 110mm f 7.7 apochromatic refractor and an Orion StarShoot AutoGuider to gather fifteen 10-minute exposures with a filter-modified Canon XSi digital SLR camera at ISO 800. The images were taken under dark skies at Colwell's observatory in Ardoch, Ontario, then stacked and processed using Photoshop CS3 and ImagesPlus. Honourable mention Sanjeev Sivarulrasa, Ottawa, Ontario, took this 8-minute exposure of the Sagittarius Milky Way from...

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The SkyNews Editors' Choice Photo of the Week Contest Rules and Instructions (see page 8) CONTEST CLOSES JUNE 1. 2011. There are no entry fees or entry forms. Photos previously submitted to the SkyNews Photo Gallery, including those not published, are automatically eligible. Do not resubmit photos already sent. You may enter as often as you wish, but please don't send more than 10 of your best photos per entry. Prints, slides or digital images are acceptable. Submit digital photos by e-mail to...

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Photo Courtesy Don Hladiuk And Alan Hildebrand

Heard the sonic boom from the SRC and, soon after, two much fainter sonic booms followed by multiple staccato booms from debris associated with the main spacecraft that broke up at a higher altitude. On the drive back to our hotel, we could see the recovery helicopter circling an area a few kilometres east of the highway, presumably over the landing site. Recording the visual and audible display was why we made this journey. Observing three spacecraft reentries helps us better understand...

Binoculars

SkyNews editor Terence Dickinson has always wanted to offer readers first-class 8x56 astronomical binoculars. Now he has found them Celestron's SkyMaster 8x56 binoculars, the best combination of quality optics and reasonable price available in this size. In many ways, he says, the 8x56 is the ideal binocular for the backyard astronomer. Collecting 25 percent more light than standard 50mm binoculars and 96 percent more than 40mm binoculars, the 56mm is the largest binocular that is still...

Illustration Courtesy Caltech

Small Planets Abundant in the Galaxy One of the most important astronomical satellites ever launched is taking us closer to finding another Earth mate destination an Earth-mass planet orbiting within the habitable zone of a Sunlike star. (The habitable zone is roughly defined as the region around a star in which the surface of an Earth-like planet would be between the freezing and boiling points of water.) That payoff is at least two years away, because a true Earth analogue would transit its...

Mallincam Comet

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The Allnew Soiarmax Ii

WITH THE REVOLUTIONARY RICHVIEWV TUNABLE ETALON HSSBSL THE NEW SOLARMAX II REACHES A WHOLE NEW WAVELENGTH. kT Meade announces an incredible breakthrough in solar observing with the introduction of the revolutionary RichView tuning method, built into every new Coronado SolarMax II. Now you can zero in on the most precise wavelength of light for each area on either side of the hydrogen-alpha Hex band for the highest contrast views of active regions, flares, filaments and other surface features or...