50 episodes

In this series of programs, we'll show you the most beautiful sights in the night sky, and explain exactly how to find them with your binoculars or telescope. The reason we create these podcasts is to help beginning amateur astronomers learn the sky and get more enjoyment out of their telescopes and astronomy in general. For more details, see our website at http://StarHopping.org.

Star Hopping David Hearn: Director, Kissimmee Park Observatory

    • Natural Sciences

In this series of programs, we'll show you the most beautiful sights in the night sky, and explain exactly how to find them with your binoculars or telescope. The reason we create these podcasts is to help beginning amateur astronomers learn the sky and get more enjoyment out of their telescopes and astronomy in general. For more details, see our website at http://StarHopping.org.

    SH062 – Find IC 342, IC 59-63, and The Bubble Nebula

    SH062 – Find IC 342, IC 59-63, and The Bubble Nebula

    In Episode SH062 of Star Hopping… we’ll examine the Camelopardalis region, and locate three targets for the Big Guns, meaning they are challenge objects. We’ll find the massive spiral galaxy IC 342, the Gamma Cassiopeia Nebula, otherwise catalogued as IC 59 and 63,  and lastly we’ll hunt down the elusive Bubble Nebula,  NGC 7635. Intro Read More ...

    • 12 min
    SH061 – Find IC 1396, Messier 52, and The Blue Snowball Nebula

    SH061 – Find IC 1396, Messier 52, and The Blue Snowball Nebula

    In Episode SH061 of Star Hopping… we’ll examine the Cepheus region, and find some “deeper” deep sky objects: IC 1396, the famous “Elephant’s Trunk” nebula, the open cluster Messier 52, and The Blue Snowball Nebula, also catalogued as NGC 7662. Intro So after all the excitement of the Summer with the August Solar Eclipse, we’re Read More ...

    • 10 min
    SH060 – Eclipse Documentary: “Darkness Falls over Brasstown Bald”

    SH060 – Eclipse Documentary: “Darkness Falls over Brasstown Bald”

    In Episode SH060 of Star Hopping… Star Hopping Returns! In this Star Hopping “Extra”, we’ll present our documentary of the Great American Eclipse, from our perspective from our selected viewing site, the summit of Brasstown Bald, the highest mountain in the state of Georgia. Intro So now that the eclipse and all its drama is Read More ...

    • 25 min
    SH059 – Big Announcements, and a Full Dress Rehearsal for the Solar Eclipse

    SH059 – Big Announcements, and a Full Dress Rehearsal for the Solar Eclipse

    In Episode SH059 of Star Hopping… Dave makes some big announcements you shouldn’t miss, and then he takes us through a Full Dress Rehearsal to prepare and test his solar photography equipment, for next month’s big Solar Eclipse! Intro So I have a couple of announcements to make that I want to share with you Read More ...

    • 11 min
    SH058 – Find The Gamma Cygni Nebula, The Crescent Nebula, and Messier 56

    SH058 – Find The Gamma Cygni Nebula, The Crescent Nebula, and Messier 56

    In Episode SH058 of Star Hopping… we’ll examine the Cygnus region, and we’ll locate three great deep sky objects; two nebulae and one globular cluster. We’ll start out locating the Gamma Cygni Nebula: a huge 3 degree wide emission nebula surrounding the bright star Sadr. Close by we’ll also find NGC 6888, the Crescent Nebula. Read More ...

    • 9 min
    SH057 – The Great American Solar Eclipse, Part 2

    SH057 – The Great American Solar Eclipse, Part 2

    In Episode SH057 of Star Hopping… we’ll continue a series of episodes dedicated to help you to plan for and photograph the Great North American Solar Eclipse in August 2017!  Intro So this week we’re doing Part 2 of our series about the Great North American Solar Eclipse, coming up on Monday, August 21st. If you didn’t Read More ...

    • 13 min

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