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Asteroid 2004 FH's Record Flyby

Right on schedule, asteroid 2004 FH made its dramatic pass about 42,700 kilometers (26,500 miles) above the Earth's surface on March 18, 2004.

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Amateur Astronomer Discovers Newborn Nebula

On the night of January 23rd, armed with a 78-millimeter refractor and a CCD camera, an amateur astronomer bagged a new nebula from his rural Kentucky backyard.

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An Astronaut, Bargains, and Telescopes Highlight NEAF

One highlight of the annual Northeast Astronomy Forum in Suffern, New York, is Tele Vue's factory-second sale. As attendees streamed into the exhibition hall at Rockland Community College, many headed straight for the Tele Vue booth, where they lined up to buy eyepieces and other telescope accessories at bargain prices.S&T…

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Auroral Delights

A rare display of the aurora borealis, or northern lights, delighted observers at middle latitudes last Saturday evening. Click on the image to see a composite of four frames showing the aurora's rapidly changing form over the skies of Danbury, New Hampshire.Sky & Telescope photo by Rick Fienberg. On September…

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Astronomers Flock to New York for NEAF

The 11th annual Northeast Astronomy Forum and Telescope Show was the biggest show yet.

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